Hopscotch Summer
Books in series3
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 84 ratings)
  • 1
    A Hopscotch Summer | Annie Murray

    A Hopscotch Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Emma Brown is a happy-go-lucky child, content to work hard at school, and to play hopscotch with her friends on the pavement outside her house in the run-down Nechells area of Birmingham. As long as everything is all right at home with her Ma and Pa, her little sister Joyce and brother Sid, then life is good. But after Em's mother, Cynthia, has her baby she just doesn't seem to be able to cope.

    easy listen

    A lovely story. The narrator made it so much more interesting. One of the best.

    Reviewed on 14 May 2015 by Sue ()
  • 2
    Soldier Girl | Annie Murray

    Soldier Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    A sequel to The Hopscotch Summer. Molly Fox has grown up in the back streets of Birmingham at the mercy of her cruel grandfather and her drunken mother. Though she has grown into a tall, beautiful woman, Molly is haunted by terrible family secrets. When she is found lying drunk in a gutter, Molly reaches a turning point. She decides to escape by joining the army as an ATS girl.

    Loved Soldier Girl!

    Listened to it as a follow on from Hopscotch summer . Sad at times following the life of Molly but also uplifting. Can't wait to start the third book ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 April 2015 by Rachel (Birmingham uk)
  • 3
    All the Days of Our Lives | Annie Murray

    All the Days of Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Annie Murray
    • Narrated By Penelope Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    It is 1946: The war is over and three young women face a new kind of life. But peacetime brings its own pressures.... Katie O'Neill's childhood has been dominated by her temperamental mother and by frightening secrets that she barely understands. Innocent, yet hungry for love, she is easily taken in by male charm and is left outcast and alone with her young son. Emma Brown has spent the war at home in Birmingham, longing for her husband Norm to return and meet the son he has never seen. But she soon finds that the joy of homecoming only brings a whole new set of problems.

    Enjoyable listen

    3rd book in the series. Very enjoyable to follow the lives of the 3 main characters from the first two books. I loved Molly, Katy and Em. Their lives ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 April 2015 by Rachel (Birmingham uk)