A Woman of Substance

  • by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by Diana Quick
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is sixteen, single and pregnant. By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world - ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. A Woman of Substance is as impossible to put down as it is to forget. This multi-million copy bestseller is truly a novel of our times.


What the Critics Say

"An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death and passion." (New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

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This abridged version has annihilated the story!!
Please can we have an unabridged version of this great book?!
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- Julie


I loved this book when I read it years ago and enjoyed the TVs mini series but this abridged version was rubbish it cut out almost everything I want the unabridged version
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- G. Harris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-10-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited