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Publisher's Summary

Danger and violence have always been part of Sue Dalston's East End upbringing. Unloved by her mother, abused by her father, and brutalised throughout her entire marriage, she smashed her husband's skull in a final act of desperation. All that keeps her sane knows that she's done it to protect her four children. At last, they are safe from harm. When she is celled up with murderess Matilda Enderby, their fates become inextricably linked. And no one - least of all Sue - could have predicted the consequences...

©1999 Martina Cole (P)2012 Headline Digital

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Two women, not quite the best narrator

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

The story is fast moving and very good, but, the narrator is not eastend enough. It becomes slightly BBC2 and less aggressive.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Susan is very believable and gutsy. She is like a mother lion.

What three words best describe Jacqueline King’s performance?

Sensitive, soft, fluffy.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A mother's love.

Any additional comments?

Love Martina Cole

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  • Consultant
  • 12-23-12

Fascinating

How two lives from complete opposite lifestyles meet is fascinating. The book helps to gain an understanding of why some women tolerate abuse for so long. An excellent read into the psyche of abuse and the triumph of justice.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-27-16

The best story

loved the story have read all Coles books and that was by far the best

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  • melanie
  • 06-30-17

loved it

loved the book so to have the Audible copy too I'm even more in love with the book such a lovely voice so easy to listen to

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  • Gerry
  • 04-08-13

Two Women

This is a great read. It gives a vivid account of a young girl growing up in a harsh environment with little love at home and no real family life. The young girl had to grow up early and then have the same mistakes happen all over again. It comes to a reasonably happy ending through the good actions from the most unlikely people and portrays the changes that take in people over their lives. The book portrays the harsh realities of a young girl growing up in an abusive household in the East End of London and yet she turns out to be a loving person who only wants to provide the best for her family.

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  • Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts
  • 02-03-16

excellent!!

The story grips you from the very beginning! Martina Cole delivers every time and the narrator Jacqueline King is superb! she lends each character a totally different voice and you can almost see them in your minds eye. I know that I will definitely come back to this book over and over again.

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  • Lars
  • 01-14-13

two women

I felt that the discription of this book doesn't really discribe much about the true storyline of this book. But that said , I really enjoyed this book (if enjoy is the right word you can use about a book describing the abominable treatment of women !!!!) , this is Martina Cole when she's on form !!!

A different narrator to the other MC books , but Jacquelie King did a really good job.

I'm so glad audible have obtained more of Martina Coles older books , there have been a lot of them I've missed out on , I look forward to listening to them

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  • Philip Bush
  • 06-10-18

Amazing narration and gripping story

I thought the narration was just perfect for every character and brought the entire book to vivid and colourful life.

The story was gripping and exciting and as ever, brilliantly written.

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  • barbara smith
  • 06-08-18

Bloody brilliant..

fantastic book..a must read shows the courage of a abused family heartwrenching at times. so true to life..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-18

Superb

From the very first page Two Women had me completely hooked!
So sad in parts. A real gritty book I just couldn’t stop listening!! This was my first Martina Cole book and I’m super excited to read more now.
You won’t be disappointed. 👍🏻👏

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  • Kate
  • 05-20-18

My favourite of all Martina’s books

Keeps you gripped from start to finish, you’ll want to listen and listen. 10/10 😊