The Hungry Tide
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  • 1
    The Hungry Tide | Val Wood

    The Hungry Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Val Wood
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Sarah Foster's parents have been fighting a constant battle with poverty, disease and crime. When her father, Will, is involved in a terrible accident at work, their lives became even harder. But Will's good deeds of the past pay off as John Rayner decides to rescue the Fosters. John provides them with work and a house on the estate owned by his wealthy family.

    Loved it!

    Just discovered Val Wood and so far she's excellent!
    Ann Dover as a narrator completes the lovely story!

    Reviewed on December 04 2016 by Teresa AnnElizabeth (Virginia, United States)
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    Annie | Val Wood

    Annie

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Val Wood
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
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    Annie Swinburn had killed a man - the killing was timely and well-deserved, for Francis Morton had been evil in every possible way. But Annie knew that however justified her crime, only the rope and the gibbet awaited her if she remained in the slums of Hull. And so she ran - up river, along the wild and secretive paths of the great Humber - a new and unfamiliar territory which was to lead her into a new and unfamiliar life.

    An insight into poverty of old and the so called Gentry.

    Annie, impoverished and young takes you on her journey. Makes you wonder how many like Annie at the beginning of her story lived to see another day.

    Reviewed on February 01 2018 by Annie ()
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    Children of the Tide | Val Wood

    Children of the Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Val Wood
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
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    It is the late 1850s, and a tired woman holding a baby walks from Hull to one of the big houses in Anlaby - the home of the wealthy Rayners. She knocks at the door and shoves the baby at young James Rayner. The father was 'young Mr Rayner', and the mother is dead. Then she vanishes. The respectable shipping family of Hull are shattered.

    A good read

    I love how detailed the author is to help you “see” and smell the things she describes. It makes you realize how we romanticize the era the book is ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2018 by Annie ()