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  • Nobody's Child

  • By: Valerie Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

When Laura Page returns to the remote Holderness village of Welwick, it is to try and discover the mystery of her mother Susannah’s early life. Now a local property owner in Hull, Susannah never speaks of her childhood, when she was brought up with the terrible stigma of bastardy – of being nobody’s child. Born into poverty, living in a tiny labourer’s cottage with her father, Susannah’s mother had caught the eye of the local landowner’s son.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By jane on 26-01-18

As always.... A wonderful read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-19

Anne Dover is my favourite narrator. She has a superb voice for reading stories. Val Wood is one of my favourite Authors, I can’t wait for her next novel to be published. “Nobody’s Child” is an excellent saga. I loved it. Anne brings life to every character in the story. There is a trend in these historical romances and if you like them, you are going to love this one.

  • A Loving Family

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

She longed to be reunited with her family. The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Workhouse Girl. Eleven-year-old Stella Barry is forced into service when her family find themselves living hand-to-mouth.Leaving her mother and younger brother and sister behind, Stella goes to a big country house outside London. When she returns home one Sunday, she discovers they have disappeared.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful listen!

  • By Linmary on 17-02-15

Not the best Dilly Court I have read.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-18

Where does A Loving Family rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A reasonable story with great narration. The first half of the book was very enjoyable and I wanted to keep reading.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration is brilliant. The story starts off a bit strange but develops well.

What does Penelope Freeman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Penelope brings each character to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I thought I might want to keep listening but towards the end of the book I was beginning to feel frustration as the story lines became too predictable and far fetched. It did spoil the story for me and I found my concentration wandering. I

Any additional comments?

This will not prevent me from trying more Dilly Court as previous reads have been very good.