Listen free for 30 days

Listen with offer

  • The Shipyard Girls

  • Shipyard Girls, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Revell
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
The Shipyard Girls cover art

The Shipyard Girls

By: Nancy Revell
Narrated by: Janine Birkett
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £12.99

Buy Now for £12.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

Wartime with the Cornish Girls cover art
Wartime Brides cover art
The Ops Room Girls cover art
The Three Sisters of Victory Walk cover art
The Girls of Victory Street: An Absolutely Heartbreaking World War 2 Family Saga cover art
A New Start for the Wrens cover art
The War Girls of Goodwill House cover art
A Wartime Wife cover art
Pocketful of Dreams cover art
The Harbour Master's Daughter cover art
The Candle Factory Girl cover art
The Collier's Wife cover art
Welcome to Weaver Street cover art
The Railway Girls cover art
The Steel Girls cover art
New Neighbours for Coronation Close cover art

Summary

Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from her problems. The Shipyard Girls start off as strangers - but end up forging an unbreakable bond of friendship in the most difficult times.

©2016 Nancy Revell (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one." ( The Northern Echo)

What listeners say about The Shipyard Girls

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    107
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    88
  • 4 Stars
    25
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    87
  • 4 Stars
    26
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

another war time drama

took me a while to get into this one but once in I amhooked

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Not just for women

NOT JUST A WOMANS BOOK , after a couple of men had said it was good so I downloaded it as I just don’t have time to read, drawn in and hooked, angry at some characters, shouting at others, rooting for some, very accurate portrayal in certain chapter, very enjoyable book to pass the time driving to work, hopefully book 2 is available on download soon, cmon audible sort it out

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

bring on the next 1

I think that this is going to be a good series can't wait for the 2nd book to start now.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful story

What a beautiful story. All walks of life come together, all to help to the war effort.
Sad and happy at times and also wishing some of the couples get it together.. But brilliant story.
I recommend people to buy this wonderful story.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Nice

It was a nostalgic book which was a nice light read if you want frilly

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Brilliant gritty story

The story is absolutely brilliant, very engrossing and enlightening.
The narrator reads it beautifully and enriches the narrative of the area in which the story is set so well.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The shipyards girls. hard to understand the chara

l did like it, but struggled to finish. it didn't keep me wanting more.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The shipyard girls

Well read and well written, the life's of a group of women welders in the shipyard during ww2

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting

A slow start but eventually got going into a good story
The narrator took a bit of time too get used too and was quite annoying at first.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

The Shipyard Girls

This was the first book that I have read from this author. It took me a wee while getting into the story, but when I did, I enjoyed it.
The narrator was good.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!