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  • The Long Walk Home

  • By: Valerie Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Young Mikey Quinn, scavenging on the streets of Hull, is thrown into prison for stealing a rabbit from the butcher. His chief accuser, a well-to-do lawyer, has a daughter, Eleanor, whom he badly mistreats. When Mikey is released he finds that his mother has died and his brothers taken into the workhouse - determined to find a better life for his family, he walks all the way to London to seek his fortune.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it from being to end

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-06-11

Revue of a Long Walk Home by Valerie Wood

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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: 10-08-18

A really heartfelt story of how the poor came through such hardships in times gone by but through adversity and hard work made successes of their lives

  • Going Home

  • By: Val Wood
  • Narrated by: Anne Dover
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

For Amelia and her brothers and sisters, the grim past which their mother, Emily, had endured seemed very far away. As pretty as a picture and now learning to be a teacher in York, Amelia looked forward with pleasure to becoming acquainted with the young men clamouring to get to know her, and especially the two gentlemen who had come all the way from Australia to meet her family. Ralph Hawkins, bringing with him his friend Jack - a handsome half-aboriginal Australian who was determined to make a good living for himself - arrived in Hull looking for his roots.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Australia to England

  • By barbara on 20-08-17

Interesting Facts

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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: 02-05-18

Well read by Anne Dover a great story about convict ships and how convicts in Australia made good when they had served their time but were not allowed back home. Good coverage of the racism against the Aborigines before they received their apology from the Australian prime minister only just recently.

  • A Mother's Trust

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Phoebe Giamatti lives with her boisterous Italian family in the heart of London's East End. Phoebe's father was killed in gang warfare and she and her family share a deep hatred for the Paxman brothers - whose lawless ways strike terror into the whole community. Despite her English mother's feckless ways, Phoebe is fiercely protective of Annie. Then just as the family are about to go to Italy for the winter, Phoebe discovers Annie is in trouble - and the Paxmans are involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mothers trust

  • By Anthea Potter on 09-03-18

A mothers trust

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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: 09-03-18

Wonderful story and so well read by Julie Maisey I would fully recommend listening to it.

  • A Mother's Courage

  • By: Dilly Court
  • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

When Eloise Cribb receives the news that her husband's ship has been lost at sea, she wonders how she is ever going to manage. With two young children, the rent overdue, and almost nothing to live on, she has no alternative but to turn to his estranged family for help. She sets off on the long and arduous journey to Yorkshire, but is met with hostility and soon realises she has little choice but to return to London. Virtually destitute and desperate, Eloise is faced with her worst nightmare....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Climb in and enjoy

  • By Cp Ks Bevan on 23-12-12

Narration

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

Reviewed: 09-02-18

This was an excellent story again by Dilly Court however I don't think Annie Aldington was the correct choice to narrate this book.

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