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Georgia

Narrated by: Emma Powell
Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.

Penniless, sleeping rough, Georgia is soon introduced to the sleazy Soho world of brassy strippers, sweat shops, camaraderie, and hardship. Fired by a fierce ambition, blessed with an extraordinary voice, her long struggle for fame and fortune begins. But even when she reaches the top, she finds that the scars of the past can open up to ruin her.

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©1993 Lesley Pearse (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd
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A wonderful listen..

What made the experience of listening to Georgia the most enjoyable?

Listening to Georgia was wonderful as the story kept evolving. Lots of splendid details.

What did you like best about this story?

The way that it was a listen that just wanting you to keep on listening. Never a dull moment during the story.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It is difficult to choose a favorite scene but I did like hearing about the beginning of Georgias singing career and her interaction with the band.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by many situations in the book. It is simply a very good story and I can highly recommend it.

Any additional comments?

I loved the narration and this story ought to be made into a TV serial. It would be an instant hit :-)

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On Georgia !

Amazing storyline. Superb narrator. Brought me to tears at times This is Pearce at her best.

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Disappointing

I didn't enjoy this story at all, I couldn't seem to identify with the character of Georgia or see her even in my mind. The story was really boring with not much going on really & I very nearly just stopped listening a few times through boredom! But wanted to see it to the end anyway in case it picked up.

The narrater I didn't think was very good either, I disliked her attempt at male voices & found it quite comical when it wasn't supposed to be! And the sex scenes were just cringe!!!
It's a shame because I did really enjoy Belle by Lesley Pearse but not this one.

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Georgia by Lesley Pearce

Gripping storyline, very well read, not a good one to go to bed with though, it will keep you awake listening to a graphically described plot!!

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Compelling

I have listened to a lot of Lesley Pearse’s books lately starting with the belle series. But this this would be my first review.
I have found the books I have listened to from this author to be exceptional, there have been different narrators but each of them including Emma Powell have been as good as each other.
The best thing I find is the longevity of the books and how you are not left wondering as the books come to a conclusion.
This book Georgia is no exception. You will be excited, shocked, flustered and brought to tears with a rollercoaster of love, loss, envy and hate. With a strong central female character that you can see and feel as if you were a fly on the wall as the story progresses through the years.
Please be mindful that some of the romance would be 18+ ( even made me blush )
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Great story!

This was a wonderful story but wish it didn't end so suddenly.
what happens next!?!

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Georgia

very good read, one of my first audio books and i enjoyed every minute so much so that I got another book from the same Author.

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Good story

Enjoyable .Good story , fairly lightweight but a nice listen .
Impressed with the narrator.

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Brilliant read!

Great storyline , everything at a slow pace and believable. Lots going on but able to vision the places, people and life that they all had. Sad to finish the book, wanted it to never end. Hopefully Georgia book 2 will. One out eventually?

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gripping story

narrator was fantastic and I loved the book, I will definitely purchase more from this author

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  • 18-03-09

Predictable but enjoyable

Good book, a little long. Very predictable, yet heartwarming.

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  • Ana
  • 10-10-19

it's just plain simple amazing!

I never heard anything so good. it's an amazing story that wraps you around this story and makes you believe you are in it, makes you know the characters in full detail and makes you feel like you lived with all of them at certain point. You will laugh cry and most of all you will feel enormous Joy along this story. It's brilliant well-executed well put , it's amazing! I have no words. Thank you for this amazing and perfect book.

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  • Vytjie Molefe
  • 21-11-17

Excellent how the human spirit soars!

How wonderful how we survive, how we overcome and how we keep on fighting! Loved every second of it!

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  • Egore
  • 19-10-15

Quite enjoyable for an easy listen

Would you listen to Georgia again? Why?

No. Only because I never miss a word when I'm listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgia?

I don't want to give the story away. Just the part about her friend that she lived with

Which character – as performed by Emma Powell – was your favorite?

The father! Emma made him sound the way he should be

Any additional comments?

No negative comments at all. Listening to this book made me search out more from the author and the narrator

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  • Kasandra
  • 09-01-09

Excellent

This is the second one I've listened to, by this lovely woman. Totally engaging! Vibrant descriptions of 1960's London - so good I thought I'd lived it myself. A bit predictable in places, but the main character is so lovable, I easily over looked it. Can't wait to start in on the next one.