Author: Elisabeth Marrion
Type of Book: Audiobook Unabridged
Narrator: Nancy Peterson
Length: 6 hours, 35 minutes
Genre: Historical Fiction, Drama
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This is the story of an Irish family in the years leading up to, and including World War Two.
Annie is just a young woman when she and her best friend, Flo decide to leave Ireland and move to Liverpool in England. They have high hopes for a better life.
What they find is definitely not what they had imagined. Both women meet men, fall in love and get married, but the two women end up living vastly different lives.
The audiobook takes the listener through a fascinating period of history. We learn about what life was like under the constant threat of bombs being dropped by the Germans and families having to flee to air raid shelters. We learn about children being sent out if the British cities into the countryside for safety. We learn about war’s effect on family and friends of those fighting it. We also learn much, much more.
This book is brilliantly written and listeners cannot help but be drawn into the story.
The narrator does a wonderful job and despite her accent, she is easily understood. She also conveys emotion very well and has distinctive voices for the various characters. It was nice to listen to an audiobook where the women sounded like real women and not cartoon parodies of women.
This book is a stand-alone novel. Even though there is a previous book in the series, I have not read it and that did not hinder the story or my enjoyment of it in any way.
I rate both the book and the narration as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elisabeth Marrion was born in 1948 in Germany. Her mother was German and her father was British and a Corporal in the Royal Air Force. To learn more about this author visit http://elisabethmarrion.yolasite.com
ABOUT THE NARRATOR:
Nancy Peterson is a seasoned actor of both stage and voice. To find out more about her visit http://www.acx.com/narrator?p=A26LTKXUBGXL05#elementId=aboutTabItem&tabDivId=aboutTabContent
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