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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Orphans of Ardwick by Emma Hornby.

After a cold, hard winter on the streets, three orphan children are about to give up hope when an unexpected turn of events brings them to the doorstep of a grand house in Ardwick, Manchester.

Taken in by the firm but kind-hearted cook, the young friends can hardly believe their luck. But behind Bracken House’s impressive façade lies a household steeped in troubles and mystery, with residents above and below stairs battling their own demons and dark secrets.

Not everyone is happy about the new arrivals, and soon the orphans’ safety is in danger. If they want to stay in the first home any of them have known for years, they must unravel the past and bring hope to the future. Will they succeed? Or will they come to regret ever leaving the mean slum streets they once called home?

©2019 Emma Hornby (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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BRILLIANT READ .

Absolutely fantastic read. This is a heartwarming story of hardship , courage and survival of 3 orphans brought together through different circumstances. 5stars.

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Ridiculous

The book was very disappointing, the sequence of events often wrong and the time scale of events was unbelievable, a sweet start but very much an adult fairy story.

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Great story

Great story. I listen to it in a few days kept me hooked from the beginning to the end! I love all of Emma Hornby.

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A good read/listen

Although the main plots, I felt were obvious outcomes, I really enjoyed listening to this book. Would recommend for an easy listen while getting on with other jobs.6

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The worst book I have listened to seemed to take a long time to get going and not a realistic story line.

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Loved the story, I became apart of it, fabulous.

Absolutely loved the book from start to finish, I got lost in it and couldn't stop listening. excellent story and excellent narrating.

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