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When nine-year-old orphan Georgia James is unexpectedly fostered by the kindly Celia and her bank manager husband, she can hardly believe her luck. But then - on her 15th birthday - she suffers the cruellest betrayal of all at the hands of her foster father and is forced to run away, leaving everything she loves behind.

Penniless, sleeping rough, Georgia is soon introduced to the sleazy Soho world of brassy strippers, sweat shops, camaraderie, and hardship. Fired by a fierce ambition, blessed with an extraordinary voice, her long struggle for fame and fortune begins. But even when she reaches the top, she finds that the scars of the past can open up to ruin her.

©1993 Lesley Pearse (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

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  • Leslie
  • StaffanstorpSweden
  • 03-18-09

Predictable but enjoyable

Good book, a little long. Very predictable, yet heartwarming.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Excellent how the human spirit soars!

How wonderful how we survive, how we overcome and how we keep on fighting! Loved every second of it!

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Quite enjoyable for an easy listen

Would you listen to Georgia again? Why?

No. Only because I never miss a word when I'm listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgia?

I don't want to give the story away. Just the part about her friend that she lived with

Which character – as performed by Emma Powell – was your favorite?

The father! Emma made him sound the way he should be

Any additional comments?

No negative comments at all. Listening to this book made me search out more from the author and the narrator

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  • Kasandra
  • BeachleyUnited Kingdom
  • 01-09-09

Excellent

This is the second one I've listened to, by this lovely woman. Totally engaging! Vibrant descriptions of 1960's London - so good I thought I'd lived it myself. A bit predictable in places, but the main character is so lovable, I easily over looked it. Can't wait to start in on the next one.

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  • jane joensen
  • 07-23-14

A wonderful listen..

What made the experience of listening to Georgia the most enjoyable?

Listening to Georgia was wonderful as the story kept evolving. Lots of splendid details.

What did you like best about this story?

The way that it was a listen that just wanting you to keep on listening. Never a dull moment during the story.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

It is difficult to choose a favorite scene but I did like hearing about the beginning of Georgias singing career and her interaction with the band.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was moved by many situations in the book. It is simply a very good story and I can highly recommend it.

Any additional comments?

I loved the narration and this story ought to be made into a TV serial. It would be an instant hit :-)

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Margaret S Walton
  • 06-19-18

On Georgia !

Amazing storyline. Superb narrator. Brought me to tears at times This is Pearce at her best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-16-17

Disappointing

I didn't enjoy this story at all, I couldn't seem to identify with the character of Georgia or see her even in my mind. The story was really boring with not much going on really & I very nearly just stopped listening a few times through boredom! But wanted to see it to the end anyway in case it picked up.

The narrater I didn't think was very good either, I disliked her attempt at male voices & found it quite comical when it wasn't supposed to be! And the sex scenes were just cringe!!!
It's a shame because I did really enjoy Belle by Lesley Pearse but not this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Roy
  • 10-27-11

Georgia by Lesley Pearce

Gripping storyline, very well read, not a good one to go to bed with though, it will keep you awake listening to a graphically described plot!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Stephanie O'Reilly
  • 03-12-18

Great story!

This was a wonderful story but wish it didn't end so suddenly.
what happens next!?!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Clera
  • 01-27-10

Georgia

very good read, one of my first audio books and i enjoyed every minute so much so that I got another book from the same Author.

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  • Bernice
  • 09-15-18

A Tragic Tale

This audiobook is good, but a tragic tale of woes and misery that made it difficult to listen to. The storyline was also a little predictable and I thought the characters could have been better developed.

However it is a good story, albeit a bit harrowing.


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  • Emma
  • 08-15-18

Fantastic

I loved every minute of this book. The narrator was great i will definitely check the author and narrator out and listen to more books by them

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  • Charlie Watson
  • 07-08-17

Spellbinding

I loved every minute. Thank you Lesley Pearse, you fill my world with emotional pleasure.

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  • Jenna Rothwell
  • 03-14-17

Fab

Couldnt switch it off! Amammoth story that keeps you wanting to listen. You won't be disappointed

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  • Jessica Dorling
  • 08-13-17

Absolutely Loved It!!!

Where does Georgia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was the first audiobook I've listened to - great introduction in to the world of Audible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Absolutely loved Peter - who couldn't? The faithful, ever-trusting young boy grows in to a handsome man, always waiting for Georgia to come back in to his life.

Any additional comments?

Fantasic! The narration was wonderful and had me engaged and wanting more the whole time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful