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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 called Jimmy Randall and has a baby boy by him. Under pressure from her new husband, she is persuaded to send the girls to an orphanage, not knowing that the papers she has signed will entitle them to do what they like with the children. And 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.

©2016 Diney Costeloe (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Amazon Customer Avinger, TX, US 01-24-17
    Amazon Customer Avinger, TX, US 01-24-17
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    So much poverty created hard times for everyone. the desperate decision many parents faced , to give up their children, is beyond our comprehension. The narrator did an awesome job of creating the personalities of all characters in the story. it was a very enlightening and interesting read.

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    Catayl50 West Michigan USA 06-09-17
    Catayl50 West Michigan USA 06-09-17

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    This book and the performance take you all of your emotions. It really makes you think. So sad that some children were/are treated so poorly and what a difference 1 person can make in a child's life.

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    Diana DeBlanc 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Heart wrenching"

    I could not stop listening... loved the story and cried more than once. Would highly recommend

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    Mary Barlow 05-04-17
    Mary Barlow 05-04-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Well written but SO SAD"

    The narrator was amazing! The book is well written and the story is engaging. You just can't imagine how much goes wrong! 14 hours of tragedy gets to you even if it's based on true events.

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    M. Ryder 09-03-17
    M. Ryder 09-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Long, But So Worth The Journey!"

    Really loved this one! At times, it was difficult to hear, due to the subject matter, such as physical and sexual abuse, but the story drew me in and wouldn't let go. The seventeen plus hours spent listening were hours well occupied. The story is without a doubt, a real tear jerker, and I made sure to have tissues handy while absorbing each and every word. Ann Dover was an excellent choice for narrating the audiobook. She managed to bring all of the characters to life, and it was very clear which person was speaking, based on the change in her voice and pronunciation of words. Although the novel is a solid read for sure, Ms. Dover's performance puts reading the text as second choice. I will now look for other books by the author, and will definitely download audiobooks by the same narrator as well. Don't miss purchasing this! It's sad and powerful, but beautifully written and grabs at the heart.👍🏼

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    Debra 07-24-17
    Debra 07-24-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful story!!!"

    A must read!! Give it time to draw you in. It opens your eyes to the poverty and injustice this world has and continues to go through. But there is always a light at the end of the tunnel!!

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