Children's Home
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 74 ratings)
  • 1
    The Orphans of Halfpenny Street: Children's Home, Book 1 | Cathy Sharp

    The Orphans of Halfpenny Street: Children's Home, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Cathy Sharp
    • Narrated By Antonia Beamish
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Call the Midwife meets Dr Barnardo's in this gritty drama that will appeal to fans of Katie Flynn. St Saviour's will never turn a homeless child away.... When there is nowhere else to turn, St Saviour's will give them hope.... It's 1948, and London's East End is still a bombed-out landscape. Sister Beatrice, who runs the St Saviour's Children's Home, knows that life is still a precarious existence for many children, and it seems that there is no end to the constant stream of waifs and strays who appear at their door....

    Good story

    Great story but I didn't like the narrator much.
    I think I'll read the authors books in the future unless different narrator.

    Reviewed on 21 March 2016 by annette bickley ()
  • 2
    The Little Runaways: Children's Home, Book 2 | Cathy Sharp

    The Little Runaways: Children's Home, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cathy Sharp
    • Narrated By Antonia Beamish
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    A gritty drama that will appeal to fans of The Throwaway Children and authors Nadine Dorries and Kitty Neale. When little Terry and Nancy arrive at the door of St Saviour's Children's Home, they seem shell-shocked after being orphaned in the fire that killed their parents. Terry is terribly damaged by his experiences, though the concerned staff, especially Angela Morton, suspect that there is something more sinister behind his disturbing behaviour.

    Disappointed

    Although the title is The Little Runaways, I found the story to be more about the staff at the home than the actual children which wasn't what the ti..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 October 2016 by Mrs. J. Grist (West Sussex, UK)