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The Abandoned

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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Peggy Bowden has not had an easy life. As a teenager, her mother was committed to an asylum, and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident, Peggy sees an opportunity to start again and trains as a midwife. 

In 1950s Dublin it is not easy for a woman to make a living, and Peggy sees a chance to start a business, and soon a lucrative maternity home is up and running. But when Peggy realizes that the lack of birth control is an issue for women, she uses their plight as a way to make more money. Very soon Peggy is on the wrong side of the law. 

What makes a woman decide to walk down a dark path? Can Peggy ever get back on the straight and narrow? Or will she have to pay for her crimes?

©2018 Sharon Thompson (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • 05-23-19

The Abandoned - Will Not Disappoint

I am amazed at how Audible actively promote some books and suck us into buying them, only to be severely disappointed. I have fallen for this a few times but no more.

Anyway, the reason I am saying this is because there are wonderful books out there that fall under the radar and The Abandoned is one of them. This is a marvellous story and is well narrated; Aoife McMahon is a bit of a star in my opinion. Sharon Thompson is a talented and insightful writer. The story covers a lot of aspects, including Irish life in the 50s and the vagaries of human nature.

Looking forward to her next book being released on Amazon.