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Gloria

Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act alters the course of her life forever. Taking along her younger sister, she flees their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. But in a capital city awash with change, a black woman is still treated as a second-class citizen. From a room in a boarding house and a job at a supply store, Gloria finds her way to a house of ill repute on the edge of the city, intrigued by the glamorous, financially independent women within.

It is an unlikely place to meet the love of your life, but here she encounters Pao, a Chinatown racketeer and a loyal customer who will become something more.

It is also an unlikely place to gain a passion for social justice, but it is one of the house's proprietors who instills in Gloria new ideas about the rights of women and all humankind, eventually propelling her to Cuba, where even greater change is underway, and where Gloria must choose between the life she has made for herself and the one that might be.Alive with the energy of a country at a crossroads, this is a story of love in many forms, and of Gloria's evolution-from a frightened girl on the run to a woman fully possessed of her own power.

©2013 Kerry Young (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Great read!!

Absolutely loved this story. Didn't want it to end. A story of the turmoils of youth and how these play into adulthood. You felt one with the character and willed her to succeed

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Superb

Just finished and what an emotional roller coaster. Pau was good but Gloria is superb. My only problem… it finishes too soon in the story.

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A painted picture

my family are from Jamaica and St Vincent and it painted a Jamaica I knew very little about other than facts I have found. This story was all heart and had me laughing and crying with Gloria.

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  • Anonlee
  • 31-05-19

On the elusive path to freedom

Throughly enjoyed this book. It is a story about the long road to Emancipation. Emancaption that encompasses every level of the human physce.

The author weaves a very heartfelt and endearing story of one woman, Gloria.
Rather than tackling the woes of the entire island she personalizes the story by primarily focusing on one life.

Gloria represents every man , woman and child on Jamaica. Her self discovery will uncover her true identity, her selfworth, and her place as a human being in this world.

There were many life lessons in this beautifully crafted tale. Robin Miles was on top of her game as a narrator.
A little gem in a book called " Gloria".


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  • atlfolk
  • 23-06-18

Awesome story! And Robin Miles is a star!!

This is romance...intrigue....history....drama...well done! Robin Miles is wonderful, as always, delivering the story as no one else could.

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  • Book Needle
  • 28-04-18

Robin Miles gives a masterful Performance

A 5 star rating because of Robin Miles' narration. This story was told in first person in a beautiful Jamaican accent. Robin Miles is the best!

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  • ROSALIND
  • 06-08-17

Bravo great story!

Performance and story will be well worth your time. The writer was able to engage my imagination to the time and place, bravo!

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  • Lovette
  • 25-01-16

A reflection

I couldn't believe how much I saw myself in this character. You would have never guessed a Man wrote this.