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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Gypsy by Lesley Pearse, read by Heather Bleasdale.

Gypsy is a compelling historical story of survival from international number one best-selling author Lesley Pearse.

Liverpool, 1893, and tragedy sends Beth Bolton on a journey far from home....

Fifteen-year-old Beth's dreams are shattered when she, her brother, Sam, and her baby sister, Molly, are orphaned. Sam believes that only in America can they make their fortunes, so, reluctantly leaving Molly with adoptive parents, brother and sister embark on the greatest adventure of their lives.

Onboard the steamer to New York, there are rogues aplenty. But Beth's talent with the fiddle earns her the nickname Gypsy - and the friendship of charismatic gambler Theo and sharp-witted Londoner Jack. And after dodging trouble across America, finally the foursome head for the dangerous mountains of Canada and the Klondike River in search of gold.

How far must Beth go to find happiness? And will her travels lead this gypsy to a place she can call home?

©2017 Lesley Pearse (P)2017 Penguin Audiobooks

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  • Val Atkinson
  • 01-01-18

Wonderful story .

This book had a very interesting content taking you to many places of interest beautifully fashioned in layers. The characters all where multifaceted which took you through with them not quite knowing what would happen next . Very satisfying .

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  • mrs christine clifford
  • 18-12-17

Loved it

Easy but some times heart wrenching read. Love Lesley Pearse and it was narrated perfectly

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  • cazza_b
  • 10-11-17

good listening

glad i was listening and not reading as was long book.enjoyed it anyhow would recommend.

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  • Suzi
  • 20-06-18

Gripping

This takes you from Liverpool, to New York & in to the Klondike keeping you enthralled & eager to hear more.

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  • Sheila
  • 19-06-18

Brilliant!

Another great novel by Lesley Pearse such a heart rendering story of love, sadness, hardship & determination . Excellent narration ! well done!

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  • Frank
  • 31-12-17

great story

this is one of the best stories I have heard what's while listening to great book good entertainment all the way through enjoy it

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  • A. Richards
  • 27-05-18

loved it, never wanted it to end.

absolutely capturing.
best characters Beth, Sam, Jack.
the storyline captures you and draws you in completely.
A brilliant book.

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  • Hungryhorse
  • 14-05-18

Gypsy Queen conquers all

Another Lesley Pearse masterpiece.
Can’t wait for a new story to enjoy and enthral us.

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  • Miss Annique Sproson
  • 10-05-21

Excellent The author makes the book come to life

The author makes the book come to life with the different accents, I loved it .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-20

a brilliant listen

it was very good and interesting characters. a brilliant listen. highly recommended to take the mind away from these difficult times

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  • Carol
  • 22-01-18

Fantastic, wonderful story about marvellous characters

I could not put this story down.

The storyline was exciting, suspense filled and I cried and laughed.



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  • 04-08-20

Love

I laughed , cried fell in love . now I want more more please please

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-19

Awesome book

Loved the story sad yet happy at the same time. Enjoyed listening to it and didn’t want it to end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-10-19

Great light hearted fun story. Enjoyable accented

Great light hearted fun story. Enjoyably accented reader. Vivid scenery re-established throughout the story. Easy listen.

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  • Lynnette
  • 31-01-19

Another great history trip

1890s over two continents. Four people all vitally connected in so many ways. I liked the Liverpool accent and the reader performed other voices quite well too. I had no idea how gold fever affects people, and I am all the wiser for the history and geography lessons. Oh and love and lust are quite graphic emotions. A good read that I looked forward to each evening this week. Quite different to Trust Me and Rosie, but good to know the author has varying styles. I will read more of her books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-18

Highly Enjoyable

One of the best books I have listened to for a while. The characters felt believable and it kept me coming back for more. Very hard to put it down. And although fictional I feel like I know a lot more about this part of history now

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  • Deborah
  • 12-03-18

Strong characters, good story and well narrated.

This book was a really enjoyable read. About a quarter of the way through I started to wonder where it was going but it’s worth persevering. A nice mix of adventure, hardship and love. Nice to read a book with a strong, intelligent and likeable female lead which I’ve personally found really difficult to find.

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  • Dawn Winter
  • 15-02-18

Enthralling and Diverse

This book had me enthralled from start to finish. I loved the diversity and where the story took us.