A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams

Narrated by: Robin Morrissey
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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The poor boy who made his fortune...not just once but twice. 

Little Jeff Pearce grew up in a postwar Liverpool slum. His father lived the life of an affluent gentleman whilst his mother was forced to steal bread to feed her starving children. Life was tough, and from the moment Jeff could walk he learned to go door to door, begging rags from the rich, which he sold down the markets. Leaving school at the age of 14, he embarked on an extraordinary journey and found himself, before the age of 30, a millionaire. 

Then, after a cruel twist of fate left him penniless, he, his wife and his children were forced out of their beautiful home. With nothing but holes in his pockets, Jeff had no alternative but to go back down the markets and start all over again. Did he still have what it took? Could he really get back everything he had lost? 

A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams is the heartwarming true story of a little boy who had nothing but gained everything and proof that, sometimes, rags can be turned into riches....

©2011 Jeff Pearce (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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Wonderful book, I couldn't put it down! Amazing story of hard work and determination. Will listen to again.

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  • Sheraz Malik
  • 01-11-19

An excellent story beautifully told

A beautiful audiobook. I was hooked from the moment I started listening. Story telling at its best!

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  • Christine
  • 01-10-19

Amazing story about a truly inspirational man

What a story!! I grew up at the same time as this man and I feel his story is a real inspiration to anyone who, willing to work hard and give 100% to life can achieve true and well deserved success.

Now his book is in audible I hope it is also able to be listened to, and perhaps encourage others to make the enormous step that he took to finally overcome reading problems

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-11-19

What dreams are made of

Came here for the book, left with a deep need for #MoreMorrissey.

His narration really captures the essence of desperation that Pearce is after and produces a unique timbre that nuzzles the ear.

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  • 12-11-19

fantastic narration

Really felt immersed in the book through the honest and authentic feeling from the narrator.

will follow his career with great interest.