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  • Being Emily

  • By: Anne Donovan
  • Narrated by: Katy Anderson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Certainly life is not straightforward for Fiona O'Connell. With her older brother out at work, she is often left in charge at home, dealing with the terror of her little twin sisters, Mona and Rona, and their line-dancing routines. She finds her escape in her books, her art and her blossoming friendship with Jaz, the Sikh boy at school. Then, one day her mother goes into hospital to have her fifth child. And she never comes home.

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  • Better to listen to than read

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-07-14

Better to listen to than read

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

Reviewed: 08-07-14

This was our book club book for the month - everyone that listened to it enjoyed it more than those who read it - so I did a bit of both I could see why. Reading scottish dialect makes commonly used words seem strange so you had to think whilst reading whilst it was so obvious when listening to it! I really enjoyed most of the accents - perhaps with the exception of the art teacher! It provided lots of interesting discussion and a wide range of opinions.

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