Belle : Belle

  • by Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by Sherry Baines
  • Series: Belle
  • 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Belle, from the number one best-selling author, Lesley Pearse. She witnessed a murder - and now her life is in danger. Fifteen year-old Belle, though raised in a London brothel, is an innocent. But when she witnesses one of the girls brutally strangled by a client, she is cast into a cruel, heartless world. Snatched from the streets and sold into prostitution, she is made a courtesan in New Orleans. At the mercy of desperate men who crave her beauty and will do anything to keep her, Belle's dreams of home, family and freedom appear futile. Are Belle's courage and spirit strong enough to help her escape? And what will await her at the end of the long, dangerous journey home? Lesley Pearse, author of number one bestseller Stolen, has done it again with Belle - a heroine for our times: a strong woman trying to be good in a world gone bad.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The most elongated book ever

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No .... This book could be half the length if the narrator didn't anunciate every word and read normally and why the author felt the need to re-cap the story a number of times I have no idea totally annoying and wasteful 'padding'


Would you be willing to try another one of Sherry Baines’s performances?

Not really it is painful to listen to her ... I was nearly crying with pain at the end with her over annunciation New Orleans was just that irritating I nearly did not finish the book


Did Belle inspire you to do anything?

No, Belle did not inspire me to do anything except never to listen to the next book and return it.


Any additional comments?

The most irritating English narrator ever ....

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- Suzanne

Sadly, a disappointment

I was quite intrigued by the subject of this book, prostitution in the Victorian era and the kidnap of young, sometimes very young girls, to furnish that trade. However, somewhat naively, I was not expecting the graphic sex scenes that occurred right the way through the book.

For this reason only I found it difficult to cope with. Nevertheless, the story was a good one with great characterisation and I read it to the end.
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- R. J. Gladden "An avid Audible listener for the past two years, it fits in superbly with my busy lifestyle. Love crime and historical novels most."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-10-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited