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Never Look Back
- By: Lesley Pearse
- Narrated by: Holli Dempsey
- Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
Sixteen-year-old Matilda is a poor Covent Garden flower girl until the day she saves the life of Tabitha, a minister's daughter. Welcomed into Tabitha's family, Matilda is offered the chance of a lifetime. She leaves behind London's slums and enters the darkest corners of New York. From there she travels across the plains to the Wild West, where San Francisco is in the grip of the gold rush. Streetwise and strong-willed, Matilda forges a new life for herself and Tabitha among pioneers like Captain James Russell - a man to whom she is deeply attracted. Yet a civil war will soon rip apart this new nation.
I feel like I've been on a journey, an epic one
- By Helen on 13-10-18
A most depressing story
Matti is a determined, intelligent and resourceful woman. She is brave, compassionate and strong. Yet she is plagued by misfortune. There were many times in the book I just wanted to give up and stop. The pure injustice of someone who never let her misfortune get her down not being able to catch a break. A previous reviewer mentioned that there was too much death in this book and I agree. I could see how most of them drove the story in the direction it was supposed to go but the last one. The last one was too much. It did nothing to drive Matti further but to add a final sadness to her life.
Not a book I would recommend unless you are in a particularly positive place in your life. It leaves you wondering what the point of it all was. She may have died a rich woman but there was no happy ending for her.
- Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
- By: Caroline Criado Perez
- Narrated by: Caroline Criado Perez
- Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
In her new audiobook, Invisible Women, award-winning campaigner and writer Caroline Criado Perez shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.
The best book I've read in ages
- By Kindle Customer on 08-03-19
Engaging and Memorable
I was reluctant to get this book as I don't subscribe to popular feminist views preferring to base my opinions on facts and figures rather than feelings. This book has all the facts and figures this mathematician could hope for. At points the figures provided (all sourced) were so shocking that it was difficult not to laugh in disbelief. As a mother who also works full time I appreciated having the audio book version to turn to as I was able to finish it within the week.
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