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  • By: Holly Green
  • Narrated by: Julie Maisey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Workhouse Nightingale

By: Holly Green
Narrated by: Julie Maisey
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Workhouse Nightingale by Holly Green.

Can this orphan ever fulfil her nursing dreams?

After her mother's death, Dora is sent to live with her father and his other family. But Dora is mixed race and illegitimate, two facts that see her treated as little more than a servant by her stepmother and half siblings. This doesn't stop the son of the house abusing his position, and Dora finds herself on the streets and pregnant....

Sent to the local workhouse, Dora's future looks bleak, but she still dreams of a better life where she can help others, as her late mother did with her herbal remedies. But can a girl from a workhouse ever achieve anything, let alone become one of Florence Nightingale's nurses?

©2018 Holly Green (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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good book

i enjoyed the book, good story,
great narrator, very easy to listen to, ! !

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wasn't a likeable character

The way Dora just abandoned her baby with the family that treated her badly annoyed me. she seemed like a very selfish women. I felt at times that the story focused to much on talking about herbs and their uses rather than on her nursing or relationships. it was ok, but inconsistent. plus she showed no real concern for her son. if it wasn't for the man she wanted to marry suggesting adopting him I think she would have carried on with her life. I didn't like her at all or the callous way way dumped her newborn son- he could have starved to death. she could have traced him at any point... she didn't.

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I was bored

I read the other two books in the workhouse series and thoroughly enjoyed reading them. But this story was boring and I think listening to it on audio made it worse as I couldnt stand listening to the story teller's voice and her portrayal of Dora's and the other character's voices. Especially her portrayal of the cockney voices they were dull and pretty awful, completely dulled the story. This book went down hill the moment Dora left the Infirmary. I'm only halfway through and struggling to listen to anymore of it.

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  • 11-02-22

an interesting story

this story is interesting but a little unbelievable I am not too impress with Dora the writer development of the characters are very poor I give her props for her herbal meditation and her nursing but personal life not too much I can't believe she didn't even try finding her baby and she was all go to get with Edward not remembering Gem until he says mistress not wife I am not surprised thanks be to Gem the story had good ending it barely held my interest the narrator did a fair job

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  • shopper48
  • 06-06-20

Wonderful listen

The storyline winds through a spectacular maze of relationships, tradition, educational opportunities during a time that all were complex.

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  • Shoeaddict
  • 11-01-19

interesting by a little flat

It seems unfinished almost like the writer rushed it. I kept waiting for more but it would just move on to another topic.