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Author: Jennifer Worth Narrator: Nicola Barber Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Call the Midwife Trilogy Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781622313457
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When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood’s most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people’s lives in the poorest section of postwar London.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelly | 12/22/2020

    " I was expecting like the TV shows that are out. That I have heard so far are about two people in a work house. It is not for me. So dissapointed and waste of money "

About the Author

Jennifer Worth (1935–2011) trained as a nurse at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, and was later ward sister at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London, then the Marie Curie Hospital, also in London. Music had always been her passion, and in 1973 she left nursing in order to study music intensively, teaching piano and singing for twenty-five years. Her books have all been bestsellers in England.

About the Narrator

Nicola Barber, is an Audie Award and Earphones Award-winning narrator whose voice can be heard in television and radio commercials and popular video games such as World of Warcraft. She is also an Audie finalist in the prestigious category of solo female narrationfor her work on Murphy’s Law by Rhys Bowen and Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth. She has performed on the stage in New York City and at a number of top regional theaters in the United States. Her film and television roles include The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johansson, and Law & Order’s 2009 season premiere. Originally from England, she currently resides in New York, a multicultural background that enables her to bring a broad range of accents and characterizations to her role as a full-time voice-over actor.