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Diane Mayoss

Eastbourne
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  • Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 132

Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass. At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to take on Jodie to protect her from being placed in an institution.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So so touching

  • By Luke on 04-11-16

Damaged

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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: 17-12-18

Cathy Glass is a fantastic writer. Damaged is a true story as I too had children in my care who where sexually abused and showed me same traits. I thought this book was brilliant and would highly recommend it to everyone. Thank you

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz

  • By: Heather Morris
  • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,632
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,617

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz and eventually made their home in Australia. In that terrible place, Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - literally scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb

  • By Claire on 21-02-18

The Tattooist of Auschitz

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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: 19-11-18

This book had me in tears. A brilliant book read by David Armitage. I can’t rate this book high enough. Well done. And thank the writers of this book.

  • Where Has Mummy Gone?

  • A Young Girl and a Mother Who No Longer Knows Her
  • By: Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by: Denica Fairman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54

When Cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s heard it all before. But it isn’t long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, she also worries about her obsessively - far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bad Narration

  • By Zoe Norton on 04-10-18

Where Has Mummy Gone

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

Reviewed: 15-11-18

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was taken in by the writers performance. I would highly recommend this to anyone/everyone who listens to Audiobooks

  • I Let Him Go

  • By: Denise Fergus
  • Narrated by: Siân Polhill-Thomas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 362

A truly inspiring and heartbreaking book from the mother of little James Bulger - whose murder by two young boys shocked the world. On 12th February 1993, Denise's life changed forever. As she was running errands at New Strand Shopping Centre, she let go of her two-year-old son's hand to take out her purse. Denise never saw her son again. In this extraordinary and heart-wrenching audiobook comes the unflinching account of that terrible day from James Bulger's mother, Denise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • extremely well told.

  • By floatyman2 on 07-02-18

I Let Him Go

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

I highly rate this book and I enjoyed listening to it. I feel the same as Denise Fergus does regarding THE KILLERS.