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  • The Waiting Hours

  • Beach View Boarding House, Book 13
  • By: Ellie Dean
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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The Waiting Hours

By: Ellie Dean
Narrated by: Julie Maisey
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Waiting Hours by Ellie Dean, read by Julie Maisey.

Slapton Sands, 1943. War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she's found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol's sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted.

When Pauline Reilly hears Carol's news she's worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can't help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy's best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline's fears.

As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol's life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts.

©2017 Ellie Dean (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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The waiting disapointment

I am a no1 beachview fan and always happily anticipate s new book. Julie Maisey is a top rated reader and her voice is normaly evocative and imagnative which helps to bring the characters to life. Sadly this new book drags,fails to follow on from the excellent last book and speaks of characters who in the last book were POWs. beachview is secondary and few of the well known have a voice. it speaks of an important part of WW2 history but i found it overlong and sadly dragging.so so disppointing.

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The Waiting Hours

Well worth the wait, enjoy this book immensely And love the fact that it was narrated by Julie Maisey who manages to bring each character to life whether they are old or new characters.
Ellie Dean's research is also top notch, I had already read a book by Ken Small called The Forgotten Dead which is about Exercise tiger, and made this book for me, even more fascinating to listen to,yet at times so very sad especially for those families who were evacuated and the sad loss of the Service men and woman.
I myself cannot begin to know what war feels like, but thanks to Ellie Dean's books you can understand a little. I just love hearing about Peggy and her family and cannot wait for the next book to come out. Which I think is out in January 2018 I just hope with all my heart it will be narrated by Julie Maisey.Excellent book Ellie Dean
but maybe this book should be read or listened to before Ellie Dean's previous book.🐭

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Loved it but confused

Love all the books in this series but the order of events in this book and one before were confusing....

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Gone back a year

I’m sure this book and the one before are in the wrong order. As this is set a year before the last.
A good listen and brings the wider family together. Just needs to be read before the previous one

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Our of sync

Thus book is good but completely wrong not sure who the proof reader was but they need sacked. This book should never have been passed.

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great story to listen to

i am lisren to the whole serise and really enjoing the serise o hope she keeps this serise going for an long time soon

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Wow what a busy book this time and a little confusing at first but all becomes clear as many different stories were pulled together and tidied up .

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Magnificent

Another wonderful escape with Ellie Dean, I love that this one introduces us to the wider family, making the picture of it all so much more engaging.

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  • grammy p
  • 16-09-21

A bit confusing

While, events were tied together eventually with the previous book one is made to wonder if they were out of order. Otherwise another good story.

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  • Idaho Eva
  • 15-05-22

Mixed bag

It was interesting to read about Operation Tiger, which I knew nothing about, and i do like the new character of Carol. I do think this book should have been released in chronological order--the time jump back to 1943 was confusing. The ending was too tidy:suddenly everything is fine and dandy. As for narration, I usually really like this narrator, but I really hated the voice she CV chose for Felix--didnt make sense as an American accent. He sounds like a hick instead of an important general.