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Summary

Some women are destined to arouse in men either fierce hatred or insatiable desire. Such a woman was Katie Mulholland.

At 15, a scullery maid in the house of the Rosires, she had been raped by the master. Now, many years later, she had enough money to maintain three carriages if she wanted to, and she was on her way to see Bernard Rosier under very different circumstances.

There was no pride in Katie Mulholland's heart, however, only fear, for half of Tyneside still talked about the way she had flouted convention, and sniggered about the way she had made her money. So she had decided that her only hope was to climb above them, and that she would conquer her fear with power....

©1967 Catherine Cookson (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Did not want it to end !

One of the best books I've had in a long time. You can't beat a good Catherine Cookson story.

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loved it

I first read this book 45 years ago and it is still fantastic , the narrator was excellent. If you have not read Catherine Cookson this is the one to try.

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another brilliant tale from Catherine Cookson

Where does Katie Mulholland rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

near the top of the list

What was one of the most memorable moments of Katie Mulholland?

too many to remember

Which scene did you most enjoy?

so many

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

some of both reactions as with most of the Cookson books

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A PAGE TURNER I COULDN'T PUT DOWN!

CATHERINE COOKSON was one of the best storytellers of the twentieth century and she is sorely missed by her many fans. She reigned supremely for a long time until her death in 1998 and I'm so pleased that Audible has started to have some of her books in their library. It would be appreciated if they could do more for I'm sure she'd reach another generation who would find her books compelling!

I first read this book on the 1970's and it's not lost any of its impact. in fact having it read by Susan Jameson, a Geordie actress, has added another dimension to the story. It's more compelling and I'd definitely recommend it to the many readers out there.


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oh ! Katieeee !!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely without a doubt this is a wonderful story and expertly narrated.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Katie Mulholland?

when into Katherine's life steps Andy,,## wow it was so intense I had to switch me I pod off.. what a Man and what a Woman.. but they were a lot more memorable moments that thrilled me ..but cant say .you will find out and love them!!

Have you listened to any of Susan Jameson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no I haven't but I thought she was Perfect for this northern classic *****

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No way I loved every minute of it and savoured every word ah ! ah ! I didn't want it to end.

Any additional comments?

I have read a lot of K. C books over the years so I was delighted to see them available on Audible I will listen to them all. these endearing stories are" Amazing to listen to " even if you have read the books. thank you audible keep them coming.

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brilliant read brilliant narrator <br />classic <br />

brilliant narrator holds yout attention
a Catherine cookson classic love her books I think they are timeless

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Absolutely brilliant books.

I couldn't stop listening to it.. It's made me feel enlightened. Thank you Catherine Cookson.

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mixed views on this one

found the narrator's accent when saying Katie very irritating in Andy voice. was like E.T spoilt it for me.

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good read

good read with a twist at the end. well worth a read. good for holidsy read.

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Excellent storyline and well read

An excellent book by Catherine Cookson and the reader reads it well with both passion and turn in voice. Would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone

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  • shoppingmama
  • 15-09-16

Loved it!

It's hard for me to find a book over 20 hours that I can't wait to listen to, but this book was great. It is all clean language which was a definite plus!

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  • KathyH
  • 22-12-17

Love Catherine Cookson

Always a terrific story that inspires kindness love and forgiveness

One of her very best

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  • DUDE
  • 14-06-17

excellent... best book in a very long time.

this is the best book I have read in a very long time. the narrator was superb. I will be looking for more books by this author.