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A Ration Book Christmas

Narrated by: Rosie Akerman
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

Jean Fullerton, the queen of the East End, returns with a wonderful new Christmas novel. Because in the darkest days of the Blitz, Christmas is more important than ever.  

With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip. 

For Jo, the youngest of the Brogan sisters, the perils of war also offer a newfound freedom. Jo falls in love with Tommy, a man known for his dangerous reputation as much as his charm. But as the falling bombs devastate their neighbourhood and rationing begins to bite, will the Brogans manage to pull together a traditional family Christmas? And will Jo find the love and security she seeks in a time of such grave peril?

©2018 Jean Fullerton (P)2018 Bolinda

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awfull narrater

couldn't listen to the narrator terrible voice keepted jumping only got to chapter six.could listen any more

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Amazing story

I didn’t realise this was a continuation of a previous book about the Brogan family but I was pleasantly surprised.
The story about other members of the brogan family left me shocked,tearful and enthralled. I was totally gripped by all the twists and turns and was emotional at others.
Loved loved loved

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Awful amateurish voices on a great story

Sadly I had to keep abandoning this as there was only so much of this narrators dialogue I could take. Instead of varying the way someone talks, using speed, tone, pace, another more subtle realistic ways of portraying a cockney accent, we were subjected to shrieking, shrill, parody accents.
Such a shame. I do hope they stop using the school or give her some lessons in how to pronounce words better. Also awful emphasis within a sentence, changing the meaning, from time to time. But Jean Fullerton is always excellent. I highly recommend call nurse Millie series.

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Fascinating story & wonderful narration to match!

Jean Fullerton has a wonderful eye for detail in this book set in War time London. My grandmother was evacuated from London during the war and listening to this book was like hearing her tell me her stories all over again. The narrator did a perfect job of voicing all the different characters and bringing it to life! I felt like I was engrossed in a 1940s radio drama! Can't wait to listen to more of the author and narrator's work.