Paula Spencer
Books in series2
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 30 ratings)
  • 1
    The Woman Who Walked into Doors | Roddy Doyle

    The Woman Who Walked into Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    Paula O'Leary is hugely popular with the boys from her working-class Dublin neighbourhood. But it is the charming Charlo Spencer who finally gets her. Yet after their honeymoon, everything changes. When Charlo first strikes her, she is stunned. But as his violent outbursts develop from slaps and bruises to broken fingers and knocked-out teeth, she gradually loses all self-respect, denying how bleak things are and drinking heavily.

    Such insight!

    This isn't a shock-horror sort of book, using gratuitous violence to stun the reader. Rather, it shows how domestic violence is almost a daily experie..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 November 2009 by Steven (Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Paula Spencer | Roddy Doyle

    Paula Spencer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated By Ger Ryan
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Paula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula's 48th birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne.

    Doyle at his best

    To be honest, I think this is Roddy Doyle's best book so far, and that's saying something because he has written a fair chunk of good work in his time..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 January 2007 by Kirsten (Banbury, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom)