Beyond the Crushing Waves Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Two generations face heartbreak and injustice in this poignant and emotional novel inspired by true events.
Mary Roberts is a poor gutter child living in a council flat in 1950s London. When she and her sister are left at an orphanage by their mother, they don't think their lives can get any worse.
Harry Evans is an orphan who finds himself, with Mary and her sister, on board a ship bound for Australia. They're sent to a farm school for children, where abuse and neglect are rife. A journey that will change their lives forever, and from which they’ll never return.
Married to her dream man, and with a baby on the way, Dr. Mia Sato’s life is in perfect order. When her beloved grandmother has a fall, the photograph clutched in her hand prompts Mia to ask questions her grandmother isn’t willing to answer. When she cries out a confession that rocks Mia to her core, it leads to a shocking discovery of a past filled with lies, broken families and forced child migration.
Based on one of Britain's most secret and shameful real-life scandals in which over 100,000 British children were forcibly deported to Canada, South Africa, and Australia over several decades. Lilly Mirren’s heartbreaking, captivating, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us that no matter where the journey leads us, our heart will always find its way home to those we love.
For listeners of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdad Sings.
From the USA Today best-selling author of The Waratah Inn series.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 55 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||March 01, 2022|
|Publisher||Black Lab Press|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #30,686 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#335 in Fiction Sagas
#1,809 in Historical Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#2,153 in Family Saga Fiction
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I, absolutely, LOVE THIS BOOK!
Lillly Mirren is truly a gifted writer/storyteller, and the history important. It was difficult to realize, remember throughout, that this was taking place in the 1950's, and '60's, not in the 19th century!
This work is thoroughly engaging, ripe fodder for a wonderful motion picture.
It's sad that many children have had similar lives void of love or compassion. Going through abuse and living in fear.
This has an ending that many others have not been fortunate enough to enjoy.
I took one star off for the portions of the book that were modern tines. The story of the granddaughter and
her pregnancy and life were just distracting and I ended up skimming those chapters. I'm not sure why they were included. My husband read the book and had the same opinion of the "current day" chapters.
Top reviews from other countries
Read it for yourself for although fictional, it is based on fact and very, very thought provoking.