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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clare Clark Narrator: Julia Barrie Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is 1718 and, in a small parish near Newcastle, Eliza Tally, a headstrong girl of 16, embarks on a reckless love affair that will prove her undoing. When her lover casts her off, denying their union, she is forced to travel to London, a city that attracts and alarms her in equal measure. There, she takes up a position in the house of an apothecary, Grayson Black, whom she trusts to salvage what remains of her reputation. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jana | 2/18/2014

    " This book is the book that finally stopped me from buying books at book stores because "the cover is pretty and the description on the back sounds interesting." After this book, I resolved to always consult online reviews before wasting my money on something I would end up hating. So, one star for this book being somewhat useful in that regard! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lesley | 2/16/2014

    " After enjoying Savage Lands, I hoped this book would have the same tone. Yeah, not so much. The non-stop references to bowels, turds, s#$t, etc was just too much. It reminded me a lot of the movie "The Road to Wellville" (which I have declared the worst movie of all time). I think the graphic descriptions of Mary's breathing, tongue and harelip were excessive and sometimes gagging, although it added to the character, it was just too much. I kept reading because I wanted to see Eliza get revenge on these terrible people and when it came, it was anticlimatic and disappointing (which is also the reason for the 2nd star, just the wanting to know what happened). I'm hoping "The Great Stink" isn't this bad. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Athena | 2/12/2014

    " I tried to read this and had to stop it was poorly written and all over the place and boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/7/2014

    " Not really sure what happened here... I ended up with this book through the mail-order book club thing to which I belong. (yeah, yeah, yeah, much like BMG where you got your copy of Milli Vanilli's 'Blame it on the Rain' in 1992). Um... did I think I recognized the author? Did they have a really good description on the site? Was I drunk? It is a mystery! In any case, the book arrived. I read it. And... that's all. There was no description on the back cover, which I hate. I really need something to set the stage and tell me where I am going. This was actually the best thing I learned from reading this book: I need a back-cover synopsis. Someone needs to tell me what to expect. While reading, I kept wondering what the point was, or what I was supposed t be thinking. I just couldn't come up with anything. I guess I cared about the characters, kind of. Yeah, just generally... not good. "

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About the Author
Author Clare Clark

Clare Clark is the author of four novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and Savage Lands, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2010. Her work has been translated into five languages. She lives in London.