• Belle

  • By: Lesley Pearse
  • Narrated by: Sherry Baines
  • Series: Belle, Book 1
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-16-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Belle, from the number one best-selling author, Lesley Pearse. She witnessed a murder - and now her life is in danger. Fifteen year-old Belle, though raised in a London brothel, is an innocent. But when she witnesses one of the girls brutally strangled by a client, she is cast into a cruel, heartless world. Snatched from the streets and sold into prostitution, she is made a courtesan in New Orleans. At the mercy of desperate men who crave her beauty and will do anything to keep her, Belle's dreams of home, family and freedom appear futile. Are Belle's courage and spirit strong enough to help her escape? And what will await her at the end of the long, dangerous journey home? Lesley Pearse, author of number one bestseller Stolen, has done it again with Belle - a heroine for our times: a strong woman trying to be good in a world gone bad.
©2014 Lesley Pearse (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By A S on 01-25-15


This was such an interesting book. I could not stop listening. From the minute it started you were gripped by the storyline, which is unusual as most other books you have to listen for a few chapters before you are hooked. I would recommend this to everyone

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3 out of 5 stars
By Suzanne on 12-01-15

The most elongated book ever

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No .... This book could be half the length if the narrator didn't anunciate every word and read normally and why the author felt the need to re-cap the story a number of times I have no idea totally annoying and wasteful 'padding'

Would you be willing to try another one of Sherry Baines’s performances?

Not really it is painful to listen to her ... I was nearly crying with pain at the end with her over annunciation New Orleans was just that irritating I nearly did not finish the book

Did Belle inspire you to do anything?

No, Belle did not inspire me to do anything except never to listen to the next book and return it.

Any additional comments?

The most irritating English narrator ever ....

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5 out of 5 stars
By ms on 01-27-16

Great listen

If you could sum up Belle in three words, what would they be?

What a life

What did you like best about this story?

Has you hooked from the being to the end

Which character – as performed by Sherry Baines – was your favourite?

Mog and Artin

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Most of it

Any additional comments?


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