The New Woman

  • by Charity Norman
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin, Maggie Mash
  • 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Luke Livingstone is a respected solicitor, a father and grandfather, a pillar of the community. Yet Luke is struggling with an unbearable secret, and it's threatening to destroy him.
All his life, Luke has hidden the truth about himself and his identity. It's a truth so fundamental that it will shatter his family and leave him outcast. But to continue living, he must become the person - the woman - he knows himself to be, whatever the cost.

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What the Critics Say

"Will appeal to devotees of Joanna Trollope and Jodi Picoult... [Norman] is hot on their heels." (Daily Mail)
"New Zealand-based author Charity Norman has the...clever knack of taking an issue and examining it from all angles, to see the effect it has on everyone involved." (New Zealand Herald)

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Customer Reviews

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Loved the story, disliked the narration

I really enjoyed the story, but the experience was somewhat spoiled by the female narrator. Her dialogues I found very unnatural and grating to such an extent that it made me dislike some of the female characters.
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- fran walker

A Very Empathetc Stoy

This book, I felt was beautifully written. Ii took a very sensitive subject and you saw the story unravel from each of the family member's perspectives and how they, in turn, dealt with the difficulties that they were left to deal with.
The story leaves the reader questioning their own feelings and view points surrounding the same subject matter and, in due course, how accepting they are of towards this very brave group of people.
We all find ourselves living in such a multi-cultural society that we should be more understanding and supportive of each other.
This book was both beautifully written and narrated and yes I would recommend it to everyone.
This is a part of every day life that we should all be familiar with, accept and not hold prejudices against those that are living with this frustration and confusion every day.
I loved this read. I commend you Charity Norman on a very fragile subject, both sensitively and empathetically covered!!
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- L Hayes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks