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The Throwaway Children Audiobook

The Throwaway Children

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Publisher's Summary

Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a violent bully. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage.

It is not long before the powers that be decide to send a consignment of orphans to their sister institution in Australia. Among them, without their family's consent or knowledge, are Rita and Rosie, the throwaway children.

©2015 Diney Costeloe (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Jeannette
    8/26/15
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    "A Gripping Book"
    Would you listen to The Throwaway Children again? Why?

    No. The story is unforgettable so I would not want to listen again but I would listen to any other book written by this author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Throwaway Children?

    There are so many. I'm a happy ever after kind of lady so enjoyed Gran reading the letter from a grown up Rita.


    Which character – as performed by Anne Dover – was your favourite?

    Difficult to say. All the characters were performed really well. If I had to choose just one then it would be Daisy.


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

    How can children be treated so cruelly.


    Any additional comments?

    I was rivetted by this book which spanned the same years as my own childhood.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tina Smith
    10/24/15
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    "A real tearjerker!"

    I loved this right from beginning to end with a few tears along the way. So beautifully written I felt like I was really part of it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine P.
    10/14/15
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    "Unputdownable"

    A very well-researched book. A brilliant plot, well-drawn engaging characters.
    It's a sobering thought that all the events in this story are taken from real life, and Diney spares us nothing in her unflinching descriptions.
    The book could have been shorter without sacrificing the impact, and the characters more nuanced.
    But I loved it!
    Thank you Diney Costeloe for education and entertainment!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • kimmidp
    brussels belgium
    9/4/15
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    "Thought provoking and heartfelt but riveting easy listen. 17 hrs felt like 4 !"

    Just love Anne Dover narrating. I'm a sucker for a nostalgic by- gone - year tale. Within an entertaining, sad family drama spanning approx 3 decades comes tragedy, loss, hope and enduring love. Taking place post WWII some of the events in this book are based around truth and history is described through a riveting story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/27/15
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    "An emotional rollercoaster brilliant"

    Hooked from the first page to the last lots of twists and turns amazing story

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Trevor Rix
    8/13/15
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    "The throwaway children"

    Thought it was brilliant and well executed and true to the story of the poor children of the time

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M.E
    11/28/15
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    "thoroughly great listen"

    Not what I expected but thoroughly enjoyed. Despite the sadness that this story evokes.. I could not put it down. I found it very easy to follow the characters on their journey and did not want the book to end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Howeydude
    10/15/15
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    "Charming"

    Loved this book from start to finish. Brought me to tears,great listen, lovely story. fab.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MrsV Ridge
    10/6/15
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    "Bloody good book to read full of love and tears"

    You mead lots of tissues, a very good book to read it made me cry

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    8/26/15
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    "gripping from start to end"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Throwaway Children to be better than the print version?

    Enjoyed audio edition


    What other book might you compare The Throwaway Children to, and why?

    Not sure


    Have you listened to any of Anne Dover’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not listened to narrator before but very good.


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

    Sad based on true events


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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