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Summary

On Christmas morning Kitty Doherty gives birth to her baby - who is immediately taken away for adoption in America. But Kitty's life is hanging by a thread, her only hope a dangerous journey through snow to Ballymara and her Irish family. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Sean and Alice try to set up a new life far away from the families they have deserted in Liverpool.

©2015 Nadine Dorries (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"As fast-paced as it is entertaining. An addictive novel to be devoured at one sitting." ( Sunday Express)
"Engaging...cinematic and powerful" ( The Times)

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Beautiful - A fine end to the story.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ballymara Road to be better than the print version?

Yes

What about Emma Gregory’s performance did you like?

I love her ability to make all the characters come alive & be easily recognisable.

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

Yes - most certainly

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The three books in this series have all been a real pleasure to listen to. The story lines weaving throughout all three are as real as her characters. I loved listening to them and no doubt will return to them again and again.
Starting with the middle one of the three I didn't realise until I finished it and looked for more by the author. I then listened to The Four Streets followed by Hide Her Name - for a second time. When The Ballymara Road was published I decided to listen to Hide Her name again before listening to the final episode. BRILLIANT !

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There are three books in this series. This is the last one

Lovely three books but I would really like them to be marked as such. I did not notice and started with this one. After I bought the other two I had to relisten to this book, it made more sense the second time round after I had listened to the other two.

Well read and a very beautiful sad, sometimes funny story.

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  • sue
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  • 21-08-15

Wonderful set of stories

That's it I have read the whole set, fantastic especially this one, great characters , you laugh you cry you squirm but you love it. Well I did very very much.
Thanks Nadine Dorries please keep writing,

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The Ballymara Road

Really enjoyed this audio book wonderfully read by Emma Gregory. had to keep listening till the end.

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A brilliant story brilliantly narrated. A really enjoyable book

A brilliant story brilliantly narrated. A really enjoyable book have read all available Nadine Dorries books hope for more.

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A book much read following the 4 street

Brilliant book
I would not have understand the story if I did not read the other 2 book . How ever all are brilliant

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The four streets

I shall miss hearing these stories - they have been a true joy-thankyou Nadine Dorries

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excellent

You would need to read previous books written by Nadine Dorrett prior The Four streets and others sequence to understand characters then it all falls into place - also makes you smile to remarks made which remind of times past

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Fabulous crafted story

Artful, sensitive and gritty story based on historical reality of abuse in the Catholic Church. But intermingled with the joyous human spirit born out of poverty and and repression. The characters were amazing and you were drawn into the situation and story by the artful narration which was superb.

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Outstanding series

Beautifully written with exceptional attention to detail- frequently brings a tear but also many laughs. The narrator has a lovely tone which brings the characters to life and draws you in to the world of the four streets. Highly recommend this series.