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Summary

The third volume in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. Set in the 18th century, they launched the career of Philippa Gregory, the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens.

Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show while her sister, Dandy, risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want.

But Dandy, beautiful, impatient, thieving Dandy, grabs too much too quickly. And Meridon finds herself alone, riding in bitter grief through the rich Sussex farmlands towards a house called Wideacre - which awaits the return of the last of the Laceys.

©2006 Philippa Gregory (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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Captivating

I enjoyed the 3 wildacre books one after the other and could not wait for the next instalment of the Lacey family! Very very enjoyable,an excellent listen! Very pleased audible suggested it as a book, or series of books I would like!

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  • VP
  • 21-05-18

A good end to a twisted saga

I was unsure whether to listen to Meridon as I had read very mixed reviews about it. but I am very pleased I did. Yes the narration is different to that in The Favoured Child but I found these characters a lot more realistic. In the Favoured Child a number of the characters had hopes and didn't speak up to injustices while in Meridon I found Sarah and Will to be much more believable and they fight for what is theirs right to the end. A book which is very much worth a listen and very enjoyable!

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meridon

Really enjoyed the story and all the various characters. A satisfying ending to this trilogy.

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Excellent

Loved it. It was an excellent coclusion to this trilogy. I would definitely recommend it 😊

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Great listen

This was my favourite in the Wideacre trilogy of books. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and after listening to the three books back to back, I am so sorry that it has come to an end.

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Absolutely brilliant

A couple of bad reviews nearly stopped me buying this audio but family sagas and long audio books are the best so this book appealed to me when it came up as the daily offer, sold!

I was half way through and absolutely fixated, totally addicted actually, that I immediately bought the other two as soon as my credits came through. Philippa Gregory, what can I say, research is brilliant, the writing is impressive and the story, so far, enthralling.

Listen to this audio, beautifully narrated, brilliant storyline and believable characters.

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fantastic

oh no, I'm bereft no that I have finished the trilogy. She saved the best for last.

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Very disappointing

This 3rd book was boring and drawn out. The narrator was not as good either.

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  • mary j aboughadareh
  • 28-01-18

Better than book 1 & 2

I honestly didn’t like book 1 & 2 but by this time I felt I had to finish the series. Book 3 is much better and I can say I did like it. I’m glad to say it had a good ending. Still, if I had it to do again I’d skip the whole series.

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  • Michelle Herrman
  • 01-06-18

great book and a great series so glad I got it

this has been a great book and series to listen to I'm so glad I bought it can't wait for more to come

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  • christina
  • 22-05-18

awesome series

awesome series, #3 my favorite, such a great story and aeesome characters, highly recommend for all

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  • Janet
  • 29-01-18

Wideacre Trilogy

I really enjoyed the entire trilogy. The characters were well developed and I was drawn into the plot immediately. I will however say that there was entirely too much redundancy in the story. I found myself impatient listening to it, which was at times annoying. All in all though it was a wonderful and memorable escape to listen to. the narrator was very good!

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  • BEBE
  • 07-11-17

Didn't love it!

I read all three books and all of the author's historical fiction novels. These were a disappointment! I didn't like the incest plot or how the book ended. I couldn't image these women being so stubborn or stupid in The Favoured Child or Meridon. The last two were too predictable. I normally can't wait to have a moment to listen to my book, but not with these three.

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  • renee
  • 01-11-17

The best of the 3

This was most enjoyable. The narrator was fantastic. I really enjoyed the characters in this book.

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  • Tameka S.
  • 17-10-17

Grand Finale

A wonderful ending to an amazing Trilogy! I've never laughed so loud or cried so hard listening to an audible. Charlie Sanderson was simply incredible in her many voices. Simply amazing!