Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

October 1943. Nineteen-year-old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain's canals.

Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there's lots for Polly to get to grips with. Not least her fellow crew: strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite, and seasoned skipper Bet.

With her sweetheart away fighting in the RAF and her beloved brother killed in action, there's plenty of heartache to be healed on the waterway. And as Polly rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck into life on board - making the gruelling journey from London to Birmingham - she will soon discover that a world of new beginnings awaits.

©2017 Milly Adams (P)2017 Oakhill Publishing

What listeners say about The Waterway Girls

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

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

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

The waterway girls

Absolutely awful, it was more about learning how to steer a long boat\barge, dosen matter what era, the personnel stories were lost, I did listen to the end because I hoped I would pass the training that I would be able to steer a barge if needed, and the 1 star rating is only that I could submit this.

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

Just didn’t grip me

I found the story was very slow. Also, I found the reader over exaggerated accents which didn’t help the flow

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

loved it.

Shame I cant find the rest of the series in audible. Brilliant books even hubby was listening

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

A bit different from usual 39-45 stories

Enjoyed this book. But found i couldn't really enjoy the narrator's characterisations and i was also feeling let down by the abrupt ending. I hope there is a second book in the pipeline.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

The Waterway Girls

Good read although did listen via Whispersync. Interesting read covering a different aspect of time during the war