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The Long Way Home | [Audrey Howard]

The Long Way Home

Amy Pearson's family is desperately poor - even by the standards of Edwardian Liverpool - but they have each other. Until Amy is torn from her home by her rich aunt, a woman obsessed by religion and snobbery who wants a girl she can mould as she wishes. Clever and pretty, ten-year-old Amy is perfect for her purposes.
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Amy Pearson's family is desperately poor - even by the standards of Edwardian Liverpool - but they have each other. Until Amy is torn from her home by her rich aunt, a woman obsessed by religion and snobbery who wants a girl she can mould as she wishes. Clever and pretty, ten-year-old Amy is perfect for her purposes.

It is the beginning of a long journey for Amy, as she desperately searches for the family she lost, and a home where she can be free at last from her aunt's possessive tyranny.

But she will have to endure a forced marriage and a tragic war before she can at last find what she seeks.

©2008 Audrey Howard; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    T.Ann Goose Creek, SC, United States 10-06-09
    T.Ann Goose Creek, SC, United States 10-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Deep & Emotionally Charged"

    This is by far one of my favorite stories ever! Any woman alive will appreciate the challenges & triumphs of Amy. Be ready to cry, rage, rejoice, and live the thrill of the redemption of true love.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lyn RostrevorAustralia 07-03-10
    Lyn RostrevorAustralia 07-03-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Engrossing"

    I was captivated within the first ten minutes. Very well drawn characters, beautifully written. The flavour of the period was well drawn and the actress who reads the audio is just magnificent. Her voice resonates with emotion and she creates the sense of a play with her different accents and voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Demorestville, ON, Canada 12-21-09
    Douglas Demorestville, ON, Canada 12-21-09 Member Since 2002
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    "Well worth the download"

    Great book.. great story..

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    Leanne Madison, TN, United States 09-06-10
    Leanne Madison, TN, United States 09-06-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Yes, this book is worth every minute."

    From the beginning, the narrator captures your ear, and the characters capture your heart. Get ready to not put this one down until you have heard the last word. The story has all the ingredients - and, as all of my books must, ends happily ever after. I cannot say that there were not some very painful moments, but Audrey Howard does a beautiful job of showcasing the spirit of love, grace, mercy, and perseverance.

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  • Carol
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    "Great Story"

    Loved this book. I have several of Audrey Howards books and this is the first one I've listened to on audio.
    I absolutely loved it - the narrator did a fantastic job.
    A great book which has you rooting for 'Amy' and hating her Aunt for how evil she is.

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    "somewhat unbelievable"

    i did enjoy this book, but found that after initial great enjoyment the book descended into somewhat hackneyed characters and plots. It was all a bit too perfect with an 'all's well that ends well' plot and somewhat unrounded characters.

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  • Lori
    Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom
    9/27/10
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    "A really nice story"

    A lovely heart-warming story about over-coming fear and struggling against the odds to atain happiness. Very thought-provoking, and read with amazing tallent. Please Audible can we have some more by the same author.

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