Home Front Girls

  • by Rosie Goodwin
  • Narrated by Gabrielle Glaister
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dotty, Lucy and Annabelle all turn up for work at Coventry's department store Owen Owen at the same time as war is declared. Dotty is an orphan, Lucy is the sole carer for her little sister, and although Annabelle has led a life of privilege until now, everyone's having to pinch the pennies at the moment. The three form an unlikely bond, and with disaster at every turn, they're going to need each other...

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What the Critics Say

"Home Front Girls proves once again Rosie Goodwin's ability to create a dramatic, emotional plot... a rewarding read." (Birmingham Post)
"A touching and powerful novel from a wonderful writer." (The Bookseller on The Empty Cradle)

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predictable

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this story didn't really get interesting until the second part of the audible download. this part covered the bombing raids on Coventry and the desolation left in its wake. for me this part saved the book.
not one of the best war time stories I have listened too.

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- Mrs. K. I. Richards

Surpprisingly enjoyable

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but having enjoyed Rosie Goodwin's writing previously thought I would have a stab at this one on special offer.

It was a delightful tale of the war torn England and specifically the lives of three very different girls who bonded during that time of hardship.

I found some of their reactions to events implausible, but overall it was a lovely read, bringing sadness and joy in equal measure. (Tears to the eyes too in parts!)

The narrator would mainly good - but she sometimes used wrong phrasing and I had to stop and think what she actually meant - but that wasn't too much of a hardship, whizzed back 30 secs and re-listened.
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- mollyeyre

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks