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  • By: Elizabeth Gill
  • Narrated by: Paul Tyreman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Far From My Father's House

By: Elizabeth Gill
Narrated by: Paul Tyreman
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Summary

1915. As a child it never mattered to Blake that he had no mother, that no one knew who his father was. He was secure in his grandparents' love, happy on their farm in the Yorkshire dales. But when his grandparents die suddenly, Blake's world collapses.

Taken in by a neighbouring farmer as hired help, Blake's life becomes focused on the land--and on his secret love for Annie, his employer's daughter.

Annie may love Blake too, but she knows she doesn't want to spend her life on the farm. So Blake leaves for the busy shipyards of Sunderland, determined to make his name. He swears one day he will come back for Annie--but can he be sure she will wait for him?

©2015 Elizabeth Gill (P)2015 WF Howes

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Good story, odd choice of narrator

Enjoyed this despite the narrator reading like a news reader on tv.... Did not seem a perfect match for this, someone with a softer and more varied tone might have been better. But after a bit you are able to forget about it and just enjoy the story which is great.

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Another great Elizabeth Gill book

Love Far from my father’s house, enjoyed the story but prefer Anne Dover or Julia Barrie narrating. Listened again and enjoyed this narrator.

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great listen

I really enjoyed this book. it was a great listen. perhaps a little predictable, but still good