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On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back

Narrated by: Stacey Dooley
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

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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Moving and real

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

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A passionate advocate with lots of honesty

Enjoyed this very much - Dooley is interesting and passionate and her stories are well told as well as, shocking.

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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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Best book I've listened to in while!

I love Stacey and this book was amazing! So emotional and informative. I'd highly recommend this book!!

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amazing

loved it!! Really inspiring and incredible woman giving a voice to so many empowering women

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  • 30-09-18

Awesome & brave

Anyone who is anyone must listen to this - it opens your eyes to both women, what they face as well as men & how they are either conditioned, forced or choose to behave. Amazingly brave Stacey - please interview Trump & May at some point! It’d be amazing!

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Women who fight back

Well done Stacey Dooley! I enjoyed listening to this book from beginning to end. It was enlightening, brutality honest, factual and heart breaking. You put your life on the line many times to report the truth, so brave. Thank you for exposing all you have...we need to know what is happening in and around the world today. Respect and admiration to the still suffering woman out there. Hopefully exposure will bring about much needed change!

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Incredible book

Incredible book, taking you deep into the lives of women across the world who are over coming horrific barriers and experiences just to survive. A real eye opener and an important piece of work. The reading of it is compassionately and articulately presented by Stacey Dooley herself. Can't recommend enough.

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Great read!

Well what a fantastic read! Stacey Dooley reads this book herself which is great. It’s like having her in the room with you talking on a 1:1 basis!

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  • 11-03-18

Fantastic

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