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Call the Midwife Audiobook

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, Call the Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.

©2002 Jennifer Worth (P)2012 HighBridge Company

What the Critics Say

"A charming tale of deliveries and deliverance." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Corina 03-20-15
    Corina 03-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable"

    Heartwarming, accounts of the life of a midwife.
    Looking forward to listening to the next in the series.
    I recommend highly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha 03-20-15
    Martha 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful book. Gentle anthem to midwives."

    More than met my expectations. Going back to hear the next two books! Thank you for a well delivered, good story. You feel you have known each individual.

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    CCG 03-12-15
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    "Love the series, love the audiobook"

    And I love Nicola Barber's narration. She has an amazing talent for voices.

    I highly recommend this this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deirdre M Barr Lincoln, Nebraska United States 03-11-15
    Deirdre M Barr Lincoln, Nebraska United States 03-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrific stuff altogether .....:)"

    The best and especially the Cockney accents which were done so WELL . Really nothing else to say, the very BEST

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    Julia 03-08-15
    Julia 03-08-15
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    "Both charming and gritty"

    I was pleasantly surprised by the witty, funny and often sad stories. Sorry when it ended, wish there were more.

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    Judy 02-26-15
    Judy 02-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable."

    Honest and revealing, this work is a history lesson made personal through the author's own experiences. It is especially interesting for women as we learn about the medical development of pregnancy and childbirth. An eye opener for sure. I look forward to the next book.

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    Cynthia 02-24-15
    Cynthia 02-24-15
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    "Love and new life"

    Great story and excellent detail. A person can definitely feel a part of each scene. Nicola did a wonderful job narrating.

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    MarilynAES 02-21-15
    MarilynAES 02-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book. If you followed the series I think you will love the book too!


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    Kali Myatt 02-16-15
    Kali Myatt 02-16-15

    I love a good wordsmith

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    "Fascinating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - I would recommend this to any friends interested in midwifery, etc.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the structure of the novel - I loved learning about the individual families and situation.


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    Peter Vernon, VT, United States 02-15-15
    Peter Vernon, VT, United States 02-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Call the Midwife"

    Loved listening to this book! The story is inspiring, hilarious, and sad all at once. The reader fits the voices well. One of my favorites so far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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