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The Obsession

By: Catherine Cookson
Narrated by: Susan Jameson
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Summary

Set at the turn of the century, this is one of Catherine Cookson's most unusual novels, powerfully portraying a woman dangerously driven by desire and ambition.

©1995 Catherine Cookson (P)2014 Audible, Ltd
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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"Humour, toughness, resolution and generosity are Cookson virtues.... In the specialised world of women's popular fiction, Cookson has created her own territory." (Helen Dunmore, The Times)

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This was a great story and narrated excellently and with passion by
Susan Jameson. Have read Catherine Cookson books over the years, but have enjoyed the Audible version bringing the story to life.

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has the appeal of a Cookson novel but slow to star

liked it but not as gripping as some of her novels. it was slow to start and the characters slow to develop.

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loved it as with all her books you can't put down once started you can picture it clearly in your head

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loved this story very well read the right tone of voice can imagine being there

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Loved this!

In two for one sale but one of the best books I’ve had for a while. Great characters, loved the humour and twists. The Daisy yarns were wonderful.

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Great Read

Absolutely loved it from beginning to end. l have always loved Catherine Cookson books. Highly recommend.

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Attention held from the start

I really enjoyed this book - could not stop listening. It’s quite different to other Catherine Cookson books I have read but she always tells an excellent story.

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Great Story, weird narration

As always, a great gripping story from Catherine Cookson, but unfortunately the narration was not quite right. The majority of the characters were in their twenties and thirties, but the narrator, thought emotive and effective, made every character sound like octogenarians from old 1940s films, or at some points like granny from Tweetie and Sylvester. The story was however strong enough to deal with this, and I couldn't stop listening.

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All of Catherine Cookson’s books are well worth the read, this one being no exception!
As always the story get’s you gripped from the very first,to the last chapter!
5* rating given. Enjoyed it immensely!
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loved it .very good narrated what a women will do to get her man

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  • 07-09-20

I couldn’t pull away from this gripping tale

Once again Catherine Cookson has another wonderful adventure and suspense. I do like the ups and downs.

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  • 16-04-20

Vintage Cookson



This is just another example of Catherine Cookson’s masterful story telling,complete with a feeling of wanting more.As though I couldn’t bear the story to end

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  • Denilyn
  • 11-03-19

Fascinating from beginning to end.

Catherine Cookson is one of my favorite authors and I loved this story as much as her others.

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  • Toni L.
  • 19-03-18

Throughly enjoyable

This is a lovely book! Enjoyed it totally. Have been a Cookson reader many years and as always she delivered!!!

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  • Christina
  • 29-10-17

Brilliantly Brings the characters alive!

enjoyable and warming story. narrator's performance was the best! a worthwhile bed time story. thrilling!

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  • 18-05-17

Loved it

Excellent all the way around. Hope more Catherine Cookson audio books will become available in the US.

Great story, well narrated. A true pleasure to listen to.