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Ms. S. J. Aldridge

Cornwall, England.
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  • The Shipyard Girls

  • Shipyard Girls, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Revell
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not written well

  • By Julie Ann Jones on 11-06-17

bring on the next 1

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

Reviewed: 13-11-18

I think that this is going to be a good series can't wait for the 2nd book to start now.

  • The Mothers of Lovely Lane

  • Lovely Lane, Book 3
  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children and the family; she just about gets by. When Finn, her youngest, passes the 11-plus exam, Noleen feels faint. Allowing Finn to attend the grammar will stretch her purse too far. As the nurses of Lovely Lane near their final exams, Noleen will find herself tested and her heart broken. Just how far can a mother's love stretch?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the first two books.

  • By Rachel on 28-09-17

another great book

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

Reviewed: 27-10-18

I can't wait to listen to the next one. you can almost see your self there in the hospital and streets along side them all.
wow what a great story line.

  • District Nurse on Call

  • By: Donna Douglas
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

West Yorkshire, 1926. After completing her training in Steeple Street, Agnes is looking forward to making her mark as the village's first district nurse, confident she can make a difference in the locals' lives. But when she arrives, she's treated with suspicion, labelled just another servant of the wealthy mine owners. The locals would much rather place their trust in the resident healer, Nella Black.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it! couldn't stop listening

  • By Amazon Customer on 17-10-17

brilliant

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

yet another great story from Donna Douglas. Can't wait to start my next one. This book was narrated really well too.

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  • Christmas Angels

  • By: Nadine Dorries
  • Narrated by: Georgia Maguire
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Christmas may be the season of goodwill and festive cheer, but not for the poor of 1950s Liverpool. And for St Angelus Hospital in Lovely Lane, it is frantically busy. There are the old, the dying, the children and the emergencies.

The nurses, known locally as the Angels of Lovely Lane, are run off their feet. Dana, Beth, Pammy and Victoria hardly have time to catch their breath, let alone have a Christmas of their own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely story

  • By denise stott on 01-01-18

beautiful

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

Reviewed: 15-02-18

what a lovely story I got d my self drawn into the story. Nurses are true Angeles.

  • The Woolworths Girls

  • By: Elaine Everest
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

It's 1938, and Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues, the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda, as well as beginning a blossoming romance with young assistant manager Alan. But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young employees of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation and an even more perilous time to fall in love....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written 'cosy' story.

  • By thea1710@aol.com on 20-07-17

great story

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

Reviewed: 22-01-18

this was a great story easy to listen to on a long journey
we're looking forward to our next weekend away to start the second book.

  • Nightingales on Call

  • By: Donna Douglas
  • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

Dora and her old enemy Lucy are paired up on the children's ward for the final three months of their training. The two nurses couldn't seem more different, but they may have more in common than they think, as each hides a secret heartache. And there are new faces. Jess is the feisty eldest daughter of a notorious East End family and determined to prove herself as a ward maid. New trainee nurse Effie can't wait to escape her small Irish village, and make her way as a nurse in London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story & excellent narration

  • By Adele on 11-05-15

great

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

Reviewed: 26-05-17

we've been listening to the story of the nightingale and have totally loved both books so far. the story is very well written and read with enthusiasm that gets you hooked into the story. you can even imagine your self there with the girls. it's so well written that it's easy to follow and a great way to while away hours and hours of driving on long journeys
we can't wait to start number 3.

  • Farewell to the East End

  • By: Jennifer Worth
  • Narrated by: Saskia Butler
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

Written by Jennifer Worth, Farewell to the East End is one of the trilogy of memoirs upon which the popular BBC series Call the Midwife is based. London's East End in the 1950s was a vibrant place-a close-knit community of families where children made playgrounds on bombsites and a lively social scene emerged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant !

  • By Helen on 23-07-11

great follow on

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

On driving from Cornwall to Warrington and back home . we listened to the story. and found our selves transported back in time
this was a well written and we'll narrated story. was very sad that it had to end. but it's sparked an interest in finding out much more about the area of Poplar and it's working over the years.

  • The Ladykiller

  • By: Martina Cole
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 20 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Nik Nik C on 22-02-15

riveting

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

Reviewed: 17-09-16

while driving around the country on many journeys this was a gripping story I did not want to reach the journeys end. the story is gripping you can almost be there in it your self.

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