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Georgia Audiobook
Georgia
Written by: 
Lesley Pearse
Narrated by: 
Emma Powell
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Georgia Audiobook

Georgia

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Publisher's Summary

When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.

Penniless, sleeping rough, Georgia is soon introduced to the sleazy Soho world of brassy strippers, sweat shops, camaraderie, and hardship. Fired by a fierce ambition, blessed with an extraordinary voice, her long struggle for fame and fortune begins. But even when she reaches the top, she finds that the scars of the past can open up to ruin her.

©1993 Lesley Pearse; (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

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    Leslie StaffanstorpSweden 03-18-09
    Leslie StaffanstorpSweden 03-18-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Predictable but enjoyable"

    Good book, a little long. Very predictable, yet heartwarming.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Egore 10-19-15
    Egore 10-19-15
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    "Quite enjoyable for an easy listen"
    Would you listen to Georgia again? Why?

    No. Only because I never miss a word when I'm listening.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgia?

    I don't want to give the story away. Just the part about her friend that she lived with


    Which character – as performed by Emma Powell – was your favorite?

    The father! Emma made him sound the way he should be


    Any additional comments?

    No negative comments at all. Listening to this book made me search out more from the author and the narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kasandra BeachleyUnited Kingdom 01-09-09
    Kasandra BeachleyUnited Kingdom 01-09-09
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    "Excellent"

    This is the second one I've listened to, by this lovely woman. Totally engaging! Vibrant descriptions of 1960's London - so good I thought I'd lived it myself. A bit predictable in places, but the main character is so lovable, I easily over looked it. Can't wait to start in on the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • jane joensen
    7/23/14
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    "A wonderful listen.."
    What made the experience of listening to Georgia the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Georgia was wonderful as the story kept evolving. Lots of splendid details.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that it was a listen that just wanting you to keep on listening. Never a dull moment during the story.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It is difficult to choose a favorite scene but I did like hearing about the beginning of Georgias singing career and her interaction with the band.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by many situations in the book. It is simply a very good story and I can highly recommend it.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the narration and this story ought to be made into a TV serial. It would be an instant hit :-)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Roy
    OBAN, United Kingdom
    10/27/11
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    "Georgia by Lesley Pearce"

    Gripping storyline, very well read, not a good one to go to bed with though, it will keep you awake listening to a graphically described plot!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. P. H. Herbert
    1/29/16
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    "Loved it"

    Great story, great narration, really enjoyed that it was so nice and long! Wish there was more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Larissa
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    12/5/15
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    "A beautiful sztory"

    Loved the story. although too much resemblance with "The Stepping Stones". the naration is perfect, an easy listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sharron murphy
    9/19/15
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    "fantastic"

    brilliant story had me in tears well worth reading can't wait to read more books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Clera
    Islington, London, United Kingdom
    1/27/10
    Overall
    "Georgia"

    very good read, one of my first audio books and i enjoyed every minute so much so that I got another book from the same Author.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    7/26/16
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    "Suspenseful and beautiful."
    What did you like most about Georgia?

    I loved the story and the way the Characters were developed. I also loved Georgia's compassion despite what happened to her in her past. I also enjoyed how everything was slowly revealed in the story making me want to keep listening although I did guess who her real farther was going to be quite early on when he was introduced.


    What other book might you compare Georgia to, and why?

    I can't think of a book off hand but I would compare it to books by Josephine cox and Susan Lewis. It had a bit of everything in it.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Powell – was your favourite?

    I thought she did a fantastic job with all the characters. There was not one I could really choose.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could not put it down once i started. If it had been a shorter book I would have listened to it all in one go for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    A fantastic book and a fantastic author. Lesley Pearse is one of my favourite authors and I could tell when I read this book that i would want to read more. I have since read other books by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lizzie
    7/22/16
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    "Narrator"

    The narrator was awful, every voice sounded exactly the same. It was dreadful. Story typical Lesley Pearce .... Conveyor belt writing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. Grist
    West Sussex, UK
    11/14/15
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    "Slightly disappointed!"

    I enjoyed the storyline of Georgia but I found the very slow voices of the men rather annoying, no one talks like that! It was also far too sexually graphic for me. I felt that it was unnecessary to give every detail of every relationship just too much when it could have been done so much more tastefully and left a little to the imagination! This spoiled the story for me.
    Sorry but no I would not recommend it. I have read Lesley Pearse before and enjoyed them but this one was too much for me!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A. Hudson
    Lincolnshire UK
    8/28/15
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    "Cracking book"

    Enjoyed this book. Loved the narration there is a bit of everything in this book. Highly frecommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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