Mercy Street by Tess Evans audiobook

Mercy Street

By Tess Evans
Read by Michael Veitch

HarperAudio
8.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781460797761

A tender, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans. A delightful, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans, MERCY STREET tells the heartwarming story of curmudgeonly pensioner George, who, since his wife's death three years ago, is living a life that is no more than the sum of his 'worn-out, washed out days'.    While his marriage to Pen was a happy one, they never had children, so his life has narrowed to trips to the shop, occasional visits from his bossy sister Shirl and afternoons in the pub with his old mate Redgum.     But one day, everything changes when Angie, a nineteen-year-old single mother, unexpectedly saves his life.  George grudgingly acknowledges his debt to her, and later, when Angie asks for a favour, he has no choice but to agree.  Gradually George's life begins to blossom, until Angie's fecklessness unexpectedly sets him on the wrong side of the law.  It takes all of his love and courage, and friends both old and new, for George to deal with a very unexpected turn of events.   A novel about mistakes, accidental families, and the transformative power of love, from the bestselling author of BOOK OF LOST THREADS, Tess Evans.   'Mercy Street will touch your heart, make you smile, and even cause you to shed a tear...' Better Reading

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A tender, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans.

A delightful, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans, MERCY STREET tells the heartwarming story of curmudgeonly pensioner George, who, since his wife's death three years ago, is living a life that is no more than the sum of his 'worn-out, washed out days'.    While his marriage to Pen was a happy one, they never had children, so his life has narrowed to trips to the shop, occasional visits from his bossy sister Shirl and afternoons in the pub with his old mate Redgum.  

 

But one day, everything changes when Angie, a nineteen-year-old single mother, unexpectedly saves his life.  George grudgingly acknowledges his debt to her, and later, when Angie asks for a favour, he has no choice but to agree.  Gradually George's life begins to blossom, until Angie's fecklessness unexpectedly sets him on the wrong side of the law.  It takes all of his love and courage, and friends both old and new, for George to deal with a very unexpected turn of events.

 

A novel about mistakes, accidental families, and the transformative power of love, from the bestselling author of BOOK OF LOST THREADS, Tess Evans.

 

'Mercy Street will touch your heart, make you smile, and even cause you to shed a tear...' Better Reading

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Michael Veitch’s thoughtful delivery enhances this sublime story, set in 1970s Australia…Veitch inhabits both curmudgeonly Johnson and tough Angie. Johnson’s interfering yet helpful sister, Shirl, is also impeccably rendered…Listeners will be moved to hear Johnson’s life change when Angie and Rory move in. Flashbacks to Johnson’s earlier life and his relationships with his Asian neighbors and burly Redgum are realistic…Winner of the AudioFIle Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Tess Evans

Author Bio: Tess Evans

Tess Evans, a former counselor for at-risk youth, is the author of several novels, including Mercy Street, The Memory Tree, Book of Lost Threads, and The Ballad of Banjo Crossing, among other works.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English