Paula Spencer
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(4.1 based on 43 ratings)
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    The Woman Who Walked into Doors | Roddy Doyle

    The Woman Who Walked into Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (31)
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    (22)
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    (22)

    Paula Spencer is a 39-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling powerless.

    Very Interesting

    But not a light read/listen. It seems wrong to say I "enjoyed" the book because of its sad subject matter: spousal abuse. Instead, I'll sa..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2008 by Cariola (Chambersburg, PA USA)
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    The Woman Who Walked into Doors | Roddy Doyle

    The Woman Who Walked into Doors

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    Paula O'Leary is hugely popular with the boys from her working-class Dublin neighbourhood. But it is the charming Charlo Spencer who finally gets her. Yet after their honeymoon, everything changes. When Charlo first strikes her, she is stunned. But as his violent outbursts develop from slaps and bruises to broken fingers and knocked-out teeth, she gradually loses all self-respect, denying how bleak things are and drinking heavily.

    More Roddy Doyle Titles Please!!

    I felt like I was literally hanging around with Paula. This book was the one that made me fall in love with Roddy Doyle as an author and Caroline Lenn..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 29 2013 by Linda (Ceylon, SK, Canada)
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    Paula Spencer | Roddy Doyle

    Paula Spencer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Roddy Doyle
    • Narrated By Ger Ryan
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Paula Spencer begins on the eve of Paula's 48th birthday. She hasn't had a drink for four months and five days. Her youngest children, Jack and Leanne, are still living with her. They're grand kids, but she worries about Leanne.

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