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Survivor | [Lesley Pearse]

Survivor

London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand. After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Survivor, Lesley Pearse's stunning new novel in the best-selling and enthralling Belle series. Read by the actress Alison Dowling.

London, 1939: Eighteen-year-old Mari is defiant, strong-willed and selfish. She has craved independence her entire life and now, with the World on the brink of war, Mari has finally escaped the sleepy fishing village of her childhood in New Zealand.

After passionately falling for Morgan, the cockney steward aboard ship on her voyage to England, she hastily dismisses him in favour of being taken out by handsome young pilots in the glamorous West end. But, without warning, the Blitz blows her new life apart. Now Mari has the chance to make a difference but can she learn from her mistakes in time?

©2014 Lesley Pearse (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • Heidi
    Banstead, United Kingdom
    3/13/14
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    "A really good story"
    What did you like most about Survivor?

    I have read the prequels to Survivor and it was nice to catch up with previous characters and to know their back stories. This book does stand alone though.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The atmosphere of life in New Zealand and life in the UK in wartime. The development of Mariette's character as she matured.


    What about Alison Dowling’s performance did you like?

    Her different accents and her voice was pleasant to listen to.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I experienced a range of emotions, both happy and sad.


    Any additional comments?

    Very enjoyable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
    United Kingdom
    8/5/14
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    "My favourite audible so far!!"
    Would you listen to Survivor again? Why?

    Yes, it's definitely been my favourite audible book so far, it was really gripping had to keep listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the continuity, I had read Lesley Pearses Belle and The Promise and I knew I had to listen to Survivor and find out what had happened to Belle and Etienne


    Which character – as performed by Alison Dowling – was your favourite?

    Marietta


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

    Yes it was very addictive, I couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next Lesley Pearse book on audible

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DMC
    4/22/14
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    Any additional comments?

    I had read the previous book and downloaded this to listen to in the car. I was finding excuses to go out for a drive as it was gripping.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ray
    BROADSTONE, United Kingdom
    3/24/14
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    "A girl's development with some unexpected turns"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It holds one's interest throughout and the narration by Alison Dowling is just perfect.


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

    This is the first book by Lesley Pearse that I have read, or rather, listened to. What made the package so good was the combination of Pearse's story-telling and the marvellous narration by Alison Dowling. It seemed also to be carefully researched and historically accurate. Life during the period 1938 through 1945 is well portrayed.


    What about Alison Dowling’s performance did you like?

    Her accents throughout (and quite a few different ones are needed) are really brilliant.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A story of discovery and survival!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it! You will be sorry when it comes to an end!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    Telford, United Kingdom
    3/22/14
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    "brilliant"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Just loved the book, the narrator Alison Dowling was superb she was brilliant , kept you interested throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next book narrated book by Alison Dowling.
    Author Lesley Pearse fantastic story , just looked the book.
    Good easy listening with a brilliant story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom
    3/11/14
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    "Lesley Pearse back on form"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a good story which follows on from others although knowledge of the previous books isn't necessary. Lots of historical background and brings the war to the life of the ordinary. A touching saga that spans the world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The reader gets to fully immerse themselves in the characters and over a long period of time.


    What three words best describe Alison Dowling’s performance?

    Compassionate, clear, adequate.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    One woman's battle, one world's war.


    Any additional comments?

    Lesley Pearse thrives in historical drama, her last book (Forgive Me), was contemporary and weaker than her epic history novels. I very much enjoyed this book, it was engaging and the story ticked along nicely. A few 'co-incidences' which weren't altogether plausible didn't ruin the narrative and the journey we take with the main character is interesting both as a book and historically. It's the third in a trilogy, but don't be put off if you've not read the others, this book stands alone perfectly well.
    I'm not keen on the narrator but as the book is so good, it wasn't distracting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • marian kingston
    8/28/14
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    "Narration was brilliant"
    Would you listen to Survivor again? Why?

    I would listen again it was not a bad story but the reader was so good I would listen to all books narrated by her.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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