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3.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 53.07 out of 5 3.07 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martina Cole Narrator: Annie Aldington Publisher: Headline Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Set in the East End of London from the tail end of the seventies up until the present day, The Business is a tale of drugs, prostitution, and a young girl's fight for survival - against all the odds.

Imelda Dooley is scared. She's played hard and fast and now she's been caught. She's pregnant and now she's on her own. Her father, not a man to mess with, will see that somebody pays for this. And it's not going to be her. So Imelda Dooley tells a lie. A lie that literally causes murders.

When Mary Dooley's husband is killed in the night's events, she knows she must graft to keep the family afloat. And graft she does, becoming a name in her own right. But she still has to watch her daughter's life spiral into a vicious, hate-fuelled cycle of drugs and prostitution.

Caught up in the carnage that is Imelda's existence are Mary's adored grandchildren, Jordanna and Kenny. Pretty little Jordanna isn't yet three and she already knows far too much. All she can do is look after her baby brother and try not to draw attention to herself.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 1/12/2014

    " Sorry, the swearing was just too overdone. It left me thinking I would actively avoid books by this author if this one was typical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gemmabolam | 1/9/2014

    " gruesome but great. Martina Cole at her best "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gaets | 11/20/2013

    " I did enjoy it...but they did let it drag a little too much.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moira | 9/26/2013

    " I love Martina Cole, but sometimes the themes of each book are too similar. I need to space them out more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 9/23/2013

    " Dark and grizzly. Typical Martina Cole. I love them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 7/12/2013

    " My first Martina Cole - somewhat repetitive "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicky | 2/14/2013

    " Not as good as usual. As many have said a bit repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 SocialGirl | 2/6/2013

    " Enjoy her books... no real page turners, but a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hayley | 2/1/2013

    " The Book is actually called The Business and not Faces of the Past!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferdouse Akhter | 1/4/2013

    " The book was such, that in some occasions I was able to sympathize with Imelda, but most of the time I hated her for what she did to her children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alecia | 12/20/2012

    " The story was good but I didn't like the writing style. I felt the author was telling me what the characters were like instead of showing me, and that makes it hard to build a connection with the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynniebarr | 11/28/2012

    " Better than her last book but not as good as the earlier ones "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 5/31/2012

    " I'm sorry Martina but you can't substitute gritty East End story lines and fast paced plots with excessive violence, repetitive sentences littered with the foulest expletives and expect to get rave reviews.....I think you sleepwalked through the writing of this offering "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 3/11/2012

    " I found this book really hard to get into for some reason, after just coming off reading another of her books. I think the situation of hard drugs wasn't a bit pull for me to read it. Alas, I persevered and it was a good read. In my opinion not quite as good as her others. "

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About the Author
Author Martina Cole

Martina Cole is the number one bestselling author of over a dozen hugely successful novels. Her hard-hitting, uncompromising, and haunting writing makes for an incredible read, and sales of her books now stand at over ten million copies. She is the person who dares to tell it like it really is. Martina is also a businesswoman and occasional television presenter.

About the Narrator

Annie Aldington was born in South London, studied at the Guildford School of Acting, and followed her drama training with a degree in community theater. She has worked in television, radio, voice-over, and in the theater, acting in roles such as Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It and as the distrait housewife in Dario Fo’s Female Parts. She has also formed a company with three other members, writing and performing comedy sketches for television and radio.