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Random House presents the audiobook edition of On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, written and read by Stacey Dooley. 

Put yourself in their shoes. 

In 2007, Stacey Dooley was a 20-something working in fashion retail. She was selected to take part in the BBC series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts, which saw her live and work alongside Indian factory workers making clothes for the UK high street. This sparked her series of hugely popular investigations, establishing her as one of BBC3's most celebrated presenters. 

Through the course of her documentary making, Stacey has covered a variety of topics, from sex trafficking in Cambodia to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria. At the core of her reporting are incredible women in extraordinary and scarily ordinary circumstances - from sex workers in Russia to victims of domestic violence in Honduras. 

In her first audiobook, On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back, Stacey draws on her encounters with these brave and wonderful women, using their experiences as a vehicle to explore issues at the centre of female experience. From gender equality and domestic violence to sex trafficking and sexual identity, Stacey weaves these global strands together in an exploration of what it is to be women in the world today. 

©2018 Stacey Dooley (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Amazing!

Considered, inspiring and eye-opening. I’ve long followed Stacey’s work and believe that she’s an amazing inspiration for women, and men. This summary of the many dangerous/ saddening encounters she has come across as a journalist gives a raw, true account to listers - while making it easy to empathise with on a human level - and hopefully opens doors for discussion and change.

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Exceptional

This is a great book. I often find that the narrator makes or breaks an audiobook, Stacey read it so well, she keeps you engaged throughout. It has been a real eye opener for me.

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A true inspiration

Everyone must read or (ideally) listen to Stacey narrate this book. The stories are harrowing, thought provoking and she's dead honest. everyoone should hear what Stacey has to say. she's an incredible woman who talks so elequently, compassionately and challenges thinking about so many different issues in the world. I'm actually going to miss hearing her voice a little!

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I must watch the tv programmes

I only know of Stacey through strictly come dancing and loved her down to earth style on that. I wanted her to succeed from week one! In truth I didn’t get the sense of real hardship, injustice or danger for her or the victims through the written word but I enjoyed the book none the less. So I will seek out the programmes on catch up

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An honest view on the abuse of the underdogs

I haven’t read non-fiction books for years but I was drawn to this book by the sassy attitude of the author on Strictly Come Dancing. Prior to the show I’d never heard of her ( perhaps as I’m 69 and in a different genre group) but I saw this book and decided to read/listen to it and it’s been one of the best choices in my reading/reviewing life. She comes across as honest and very open with her feelings and in no way self serving. I’m completely blown away with this effort , especially as it’s her first attempt . Well done Stacey 😊

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Moving and real

A moving and real account of brave women around the world in truly awful situations

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A good insight into the experiences of women

The book gives a good insight into different conflicts and challenges faced globally by women through numerous horrendous circumstances.
There were several chapters that covered stories I had not heard about before and this was important to raise awareness of these little known crises and abuses.

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Highly recommend!

Loved it! I've been a fan of stacey's documentaries for many years and her work is so important to giving these women a voice. She's done it beautifully

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Brilliant Listen!

I love Stacey Dooley and this book was nothing other than exceptional. So so so interesting, you can really feel her emotions of what she has experienced and how strongly she feels about these issues. I find it educational about issues in the world, that I didn't know about. Highly recommended listen to anyone wanting a really good and enjoyable listen.

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Intense, graphic and incredibly Moving

There were times when I thought I can't listen to any more, due to the graphic and difficult to hear content but Stacey's overwhelming courage in going to cover these horrendous stories and challenging locations was my reason to continue. So glad she was narrating. An excellent book.

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Fantastic

What a woman. Loved every second!! Thank you Stacey Dooley. Absolute legend. Highly recommend this audiobook!