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Dead to Me Audiobook

Dead to Me

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Publisher's Summary

When Ruby and Verity met as girls, they came from different worlds. Verity was privately educated, living in a beautiful Hampstead home, while Ruby was being raised in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, they became firm friends. However, fortunes are not set in stone, and soon the girls find their situations reversed.

As Ruby goes up in the world, Verity encounters more and more tragedy, but still the girls remain large parts of each other's lives. That is until one day in 1938, when Ruby says the terrible words 'you're dead to me', and it looks like their friendship might be over for good....

©2016 Lesley Pearse (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd

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    Dawn 17/07/2016
    Dawn 17/07/2016 Member Since 2017

    Love to listen whilst doing the chores.

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    "Typical Lesley Pearse and a really good listen."
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    The story begins in 1935 when Ruby and Verity are young girls in their teens and meet on Hampstead Heath. Despite being from totally different backgrounds the girls become friends for life, or at least until events cause one of them to utter the words “You’re dead to me.”<br/><br/>This is a typical Lesley Pearse book as she weaves the story and the characters through the course of their lives taking us along on an emotional roller-coaster. With true friendship overcoming adversity and goodness overcoming evil the characters are all well thought out, it has a great story line and even a few twists that I didn’t see coming.<br/><br/>This is the first narration I have listened to by Eve Webster, it was good and there nothing wrong with it but I just didn’t quite enjoy this Lesley Pearce as much as some of her other books that I have read or listened to, perhaps due to a mixture of the story and the narration. In the last couple of weeks I have listened to “Georgia” and “Forgive Me,” both narrated by Emma Powell and very hard acts to follow. With so many fabulous books under her belt they all can’t be 10 out of 10. I would certainly rate this 8 or 9 out of 10. Having said that, would I recommend it, yes of course, it didn’t blow my mind but was very, very enjoyable, well worth my monthly credit and I eagerly look forward to her next book.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Slough, United Kingdom 15/08/2016
    Amazon Customer Slough, United Kingdom 15/08/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Reverting"

    I just loved everything about the book. The plot was very well thought out and the storyline flowed well.
    I just couldn't put the book down once I started. I just had to read it to the end.
    Lovely story and great ending.
    Not enjoyed a good read like this in a long time.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jill 09/09/2016
    Jill 09/09/2016 Member Since 2009
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    "Dead to Me"

    A fantastic book which was gripping and emotional. I love Lesley Pearse as she captures the whole atmosphere and the feelings of the characters. I am always waiting for the next book. Excellent

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 17/05/2017
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    "Enjoyably"

    Was a good story line about 2 girls. Did enjoyed this book about the 1930

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Donne G. 07/01/2017
    Donne G. 07/01/2017
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    "Easy listening"

    Enjoyable dramatic listening and created vivid images would recommended as a good gripping listen. 4

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    shamsher ali 27/05/2017
    shamsher ali 27/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    " marvellous book "

    one of the finest books I have ever listen too non stop 3 days I completely finish this fantastic book excellent story 100% not even single chapter not gripping me I loved it i would strongly recommend it

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 25/08/2016
    Julie 25/08/2016

    Like a good old fashioned story,or a true crime book. Something not drawn out or a slow storyline.

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    "loved this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead to Me to be better than the print version?

    Yes. As I cannot see to read very well


    What other book might you compare Dead to Me to, and why?

    Unsure I like all books of this type


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Young girls meeting


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not to be missed


    Any additional comments?

    No

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    lizzie uk 12/07/2017
    lizzie uk 12/07/2017 Member Since 2015

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    "Pleased I bought this"
    Would you listen to Dead to Me again? Why?

    I have!


    What other book might you compare Dead to Me to, and why?

    reminds me of Goodbye Mr Chips a gentle story with period charm


    What does Eve Webster bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A pleasant voice which for me fits the characters and the period of the story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    War, romance, and danger!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte leah 08/07/2017
    Charlotte leah 08/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "This is my first book on Audible."

    I chose a favourite author, and I am pleased. To discover the vast amounts of accents used. Opening my mind into the storyline. Will be recommending to all my family and friends!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah North Wales 08/08/2016
    Deborah North Wales 08/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "a great listen"

    I'm going to miss you Verity.
    l loved the story line and the narrator is very easy to listen to... certainly had me engrossed from start to finish.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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