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  • The Throwaway Children

  • By: Diney Costeloe
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 642
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 642

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage. It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful novel, beautifully narrated.

  • By Elizabeth on 28-02-17

Get the tissues ready.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-19

Absolutely loved this novel, just didn't want it to end. Found it educational too. Such hardship these poor little ones went through and such heartache for the parents. Highly recommended.
Excellent narrative from Anne Dover. All in all fantastic. x

  • With Our Blessing

  • An Inspector Tom Reynolds Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jo Spain
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

It's 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. In 2010, the body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events that took place in the notorious Magdalene Laundries. Reynolds and his team follow the trail to an isolated convent in the Irish countryside. But once inside, it becomes disturbingly clear that the killer is amongst them....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By DartmoorDiva on 04-11-17

Wow. Great Audio book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-19

Absolutely loved this. My first time with Jo Spain and I love her writing. Great characters, fast moving story with plenty of suspence. Found myself in tears a lot. The narrative was incredible. You can easily differentiate all the characters. Aoife McMahon is a fantastic narrater. Searching for more. Excellent all round novel. Thank you. x

  • Lights of Liverpool

  • By: Ruth Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Marlene Sidaway
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The O'Neils, who have lost brothers and sons into the bowels of London's East End, keep watch over their one remaining young male, Seamus. Meanwhile, Rosh Allen mourns the loss of her husband. Aided and impeded by her mother, she struggles to raise three fatherless children. With the help of a kind-hearted neighbour, her wounds begin to heal. Tess and Don Compton are on the verge of separation. But what really lies behind her desire to live on the posh side of the street? Behind the three families, two men are at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-19

Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-19

Funny, witty and loving. Ruth Hamilton is amazing and Marlene Sidaway narrates so magnificently. Highly recommended.