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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 30
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

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

Great

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

An excellent book, kept me interested from start to finish, full of twists and turns.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Innkeeper's Daughter

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Holderness, 1846.For reliable, thirteen-year-old Bella, life isn’t turning out quite as she’d hoped. She lives at the Woodman Inn – an ancient hostelry run by her family in the Yorkshire countryside – surrounded by two older brothers who never pull their weight and a flighty younger sister. When Bella learns not only that her father is seriously ill, but that her mother is expecting a fifth child, her dreams of leaving home to become a schoolteacher are quickly dashed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By bertiebouncer on 06-03-17

The inn keepers daughter

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

Reviewed: 24-05-17

I love this book, good strong characters, good story line and written in true Val Woods tradition with the best narrator Ann Dover 👍

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • For a Mother's Sins

  • By: Diane Allen
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

It is 1870 and railway workers and their families have flocked to the wild and inhospitable moorland known as Batty Green to build a viaduct on the Midland Railway Company’s ambitious new Leeds to Carlisle Line. Among them are three very different women - tough widow Molly, honest and God-fearing Mary Pratt, and Helen Parker, downtrodden by her husband and seeking a better life. When tragedy strikes, the lives of the three women are bound together, and each is forced to confront the secrets and calamities that threaten to tear their families apart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!

  • By jane on 14-04-17

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 14-04-17

Great story line, strong characters, good narration, over all a well written well told book.

  • Annie

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

Annie Swinburn had killed a man - the killing was timely and well-deserved, for Francis Morton had been evil in every possible way. But Annie knew that however justified her crime, only the rope and the gibbet awaited her if she remained in the slums of Hull. And so she ran - up river, along the wild and secretive paths of the great Humber - a new and unfamiliar territory which was to lead her into a new and unfamiliar life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling listen

  • By Linmary on 01-03-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 27-11-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Annie to be better than the print version?

Yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Annie captured my imagination of how women lived to servive.

Which character – as performed by Anne Dover – was your favourite?

Didn't have a favourite character in the book, all were good.

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

Yes