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Extended Audio Sample The Vets Daughter (Unabridged), by Barbara Comyns
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Comyns Narrator: Susannah Hawker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alice Rowlands lives with a father glowering 'like a disappointed thunderstorm', a fast-fading mother and a beastly menagerie in a dark house in 1930s Battersea. With her mother's death, life becomes almost intolerable for Alice, whose father treats her as a slave.

Then kind 'Blinkers', the vet's assistant, arranges for her to live with his mother in the country. There, Alice revels in the beauty of nature and falls head over heels for Nicholas, the lovely boy who takes her skating, motoring and smiles at her.

But Nicholas has other fish to fry, and Alice is forced to fall back on a talent for rising above her troubles...

Read by Susannah Harker.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Luann | 2/15/2014

    " Beautifully written. So impressed with the first half of this unpleasant, too sad story. It takes a creepy turn, using a device that rather interferes with my personal tastes. But so interesting and uncompromising in other ways. Comyns is the real deal, that's for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/11/2014

    " Gorgeous prose, an original narrative voice, and a truly unique plot twist. Beautiful little gem. A great break from reading The Great Deluge, too, which I may or may not finish...too much death and destruction. But I feel obligated, especially after 300+ pages of it...we'll see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hortense | 1/17/2014

    " levitation, vivisection, sexual abuse, and a stampede. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah Beth | 1/16/2014

    " It started out as such an ordinary story, then moved into an unreal situation that seemed like it came out of no where for no other reason than to provide the main character with a fitting death scene. "

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