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
"A really good story"
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.
The atmosphere of life in New Zealand and life in the UK in wartime. The development of Mariette's character as she matured.
Her different accents and her voice was pleasant to listen to.
I experienced a range of emotions, both happy and sad.
"A girl's development with some unexpected turns"
Yes. It holds one's interest throughout and the narration by Alison Dowling is just perfect.
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.
Her accents throughout (and quite a few different ones are needed) are really brilliant.
A story of discovery and survival!
Listen to it! You will be sorry when it comes to an end!
"My favourite audible so far!!"
Yes, it's definitely been my favourite audible book so far, it was really gripping had to keep listening
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
Yes it was very addictive, I couldn't stop listening.
I'm looking forward to the next Lesley Pearse book on audible
Just loved the book, the narrator Alison Dowling was superb she was brilliant , kept you interested throughout.
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.
"Lesley Pearse back on form"
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.
The reader gets to fully immerse themselves in the characters and over a long period of time.
Compassionate, clear, adequate.
One woman's battle, one world's war.
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.
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.
I thought this book has it all, love romance heartache courage survival, a must read. Wendy
really enjoyed this story. Couldn't put it down
very easy to listen to. would recommend for a good holiday book as it's easy to pick up from where you left of
Narrator was so good love the story but she made it even better the story very very good that it
"A Lovely Easy Listen"
A lovey easy book to listen to.Good story, very interesting, and I really engaged with her characters. A thoroughly enjoyable listen for me.
Found the history very interesting. Especially for me as both my parents were in the London Blitz.
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