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Ally poole

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Every bit as enthralling as the last 16 books.

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-20

I have loved every one of the wartime stories in this series and this one was no different, the characters are brilliant and each book brings new storylines which interlink with each other so cleverly, brilliantly hugging themselves around Peggy and Beachview. My only disappointment was with the narrator who I felt was drab and dour to listen to, not injecting the life and personality into the beloved characters as the other narrators have done so well and the accents were appalling. I don't think that I would listen to another book read by her but thats just my choice and others may like her... Still my favourite series of books though 😊

So much coming together, gave me goosebumps

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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: 11-01-20

I love these stories, they weave together so cleverly. My only niggle was the narrator, she played the characters very differenty, all the women had odd, very dumb voices and Jim went from being Irish to being an intimidating Cockney, the narrating voice however, was good. Looking foreard to the next in the series and the narrator is back to an original.

An easy listen

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

Reviewed: 12-06-19

Something easy and happy to listen to. I liked the narrator, the setting and all the characters. I will listen to more if the authors stories.

Slightly disappointing.<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-05-19

Having very much enjoyed Elaine Everests Woolworth series I was keen to listen to the Butlins Girls, however, sadly I found this book to be completely predictable. The story was quite sickly sweet and had little real substance, the main romance being so improbable that it became quite irritating times. I wouldn't recommend this book but I will definately try some others by the author in the hope that this was just a bad one.

A wartime story of family and friends.

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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: 22-04-19

These books would make a wonderful Prime mini series. Characters full of warmth and pride demonstrate how family and friends were the backbone of wartime Britain, I loved each story and the narrator brought the feeling if that era to life.

moving and uplifting

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

genuinely moving, will listen again and again over time. full of bravery and love. Awesome

A captivating trilogy

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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: 12-07-18

I found the mix of narrator and actors worked so well to move the story along at a good pace, twists and turns prevailed throughout the three books and I found myself really caring about the characters. The voice of Blanche always managed bring a lightness and cheer into the saga. An excellent listen, I would love more of these dramatisations on audible.

A wonderful easy listening 5 * book

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

Reviewed: 16-10-16

Gentle, funny, emotional and so very e
njoyable from beginning to end. Chrisopher Timothy brings every word to life.

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A wonderful 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: 31-08-16

I have listened to this book over and over and still I find the last chapter so emotional. Brilliantly narrated and the characters are wonderfully portrayed.

loved every minute of this 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: 09-06-16

listening to these 8 awesome stories made 2 very long days of gardening so much more bearable, this in itself is priceless!!! :)