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Street Child

Collins Modern Classics
Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
Length: 4 hrs
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Summary

An unforgettable tale of an orphan in Victorian London, based on the boy whose plight inspired Dr Barnardo to found his famous children's homes.

When his mother dies, Jim Jarvis is left all alone in London. He is sent to the workhouse but quickly escapes, choosing a hard life on the streets of the city over the confines of the workhouse walls.

Struggling to survive, Jim finally finds some friends...only to be snatched away and made to work for the remorselessly cruel Grimy Nick, constantly guarded by his vicious dog, Snipe. Will Jim ever manage to be free?

©2016 Bertie Doherty (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Listened by a 10 years old who loved it

Very nice book and great reader, we loved the experience of this audio book and we recommend it.

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An interesting story

I listened to this in one sitting (although I was gardening!) and found it interesting. I felt that the narrator was 4 star as, although she was very clear and measured, she could have injected a little more excitement into the exciting parts. overall, though, a good listen.

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  • 02-04-19

👁,❤,📘s (i love books)

loved every thing 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 the narrator is brilliant and it was all great ooh good

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Great listen

I don’t know why more people haven’t listened to this book. A great insight into Victorian times and the lives of people in poverty. Also great that it is based on Barbados- explaining how the charity was created by one single person. Definitely recommended.

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History lesson

Well I just had a great lesson about the life of children in days gone by, thank goodness for Dr Banardo, he must have saved so many children, it's amazing that it's still available now, well worth a listen

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Wonderful story!

We've donated to Barnardo's! A wonderful reading which has been enjoyed as a whole class!

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Amazing app I love it❤️

It is amazing app u don't have to even read the book they use different voices for each characters it is so good if you want to go to bed listen to a book it will help u sleep

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Good for people

It is good for people in poatvy to get a mostly children from work house