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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Atkinson Narrator: Susan Jameson Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN:
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Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but he was all that was left. She really wanted to be Vivien Leigh, swept off to America by a romantic hero. But here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop beneath York Minster, with sensible Patricia, aged five, greedy Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby, who tells the memorable, witty, and eventful story of The Family. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/13/2011

    " I have read many of her books and they have all been good...She tends to have a lot of characters in her books..Need to keep a list to keep track sometimes.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/1/2011

    " Excellent book. Some war passages a bit long and boring. Many characters that confuse at time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pequete | 4/3/2011

    " Gostei do livro, embora a maior parte dos personagens me tenham parecido um tanto exagerados e a apreciação geral de cada um deles demasiado cáustica. Mas gostei da viagem constante entre o passado e o futuro e dos pormenores acerca da vida em épocas e lugares tão distintos. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 4/1/2011

    " It starts out a bit strange; the cogent, fully self aware narrator has just been conceived. Soon the multi-generational family saga begins to unfold. It is often moving, sometimes funny, but nearly always gripping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/28/2011

    " Really fun, quirky read. Kate Atkinson is offbeat and eloquent. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 3/24/2011

    " Absolutely wonderful at every level--plot, characters, writing style. It has joined my list of all time favorites. Unfortunately, the two subsequent books I read by this author were not nearly as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 3/22/2011

    " She's a talented writer, but this has many telltale first novel signposts -- too cute, too overstuffed, too ambitious, too long, too tragic, just too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lwalling | 3/20/2011

    " I could not follow this book . Very disappointing as I have enjoyed her later books. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson’s first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. Several of her works are New York Times bestsellers, including Started Early, Took My Dog and When Will There Be Good News? She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, and One Good Turn. She lives in Edinburgh.

About the Narrator

Susan Jameson trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and has since gone on to appear on stage in A Fool and His Money, You Say Tomatoes, This Happy Breed, and as Vera in Just Between Ourselves. On television she has been seen in Kid in the Corner, Catherine Cookson’s The Girl, Band of Gold, and Circle of Deceit. She also appeared in the film International Velvet.