Call the Midwife

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,790 ratings

Call the Midwife Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013

At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, Call the Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.

©2002 Jennifer Worth (P)2012 HighBridge Company
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  • Book 1

    • Call the Midwife

    • A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,770
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,141

    At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book I've listened to this year

    • By Richard on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    Sale price: $5.95

  • Book 2

    • Shadows of the Workhouse

    • Call the Midwife, Book 2
    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603

    When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood';s most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like the PBS series

    • By HODGEPODGESPV on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End

    • Book 3
    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,247
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,123
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,120

    When 22-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the poorest section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End is the last book in Worth's memoir trilogy, which the Times Literary Supplement described as "powerful stories with sweet charm and controlled outrage" in the face of dire circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hated to see it end...

    • By Jan on 02-20-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Farewell to the East End

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Saskia Butler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Written by Jennifer Worth, Farewell to the East End is one of the trilogy of memoirs upon which the popular BBC series Call the Midwife is based. London's East End in the 1950s was a vibrant place-a close-knit community of families where children made playgrounds on bombsites and a lively social scene emerged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant Book

    • By kiwimum on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $32.18

    • Letters to the Midwife

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When the Call The Midwife series became bestsellers Jennifer Worth received mountains of letters - not only praising her books, but also from people who remembered the world her books described; life in the east end of London during the late 1940s and early 50s. Often her books touched her readers and they felt moved to write, or they wanted to share their own memories.

    Regular price: $20.24