• The Shipyard Girls

  • Shipyard Girls, Book 1
  • By: Nancy Revell
  • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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The Shipyard Girls

By: Nancy Revell
Narrated by: Janine Birkett
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Publisher's Summary

Sunderland, 1940, and the women go to the shipyards to do their bit for the war effort. Polly never dreamed she would be able to work in the shipyards like the men in her family but times are tough and her new job ends up giving her more than she ever expected when she meets enigmatic dock diver Tommy Watts. During the day, head welder Rosie teaches her fledgling flock of trainees their new trade, but at night she hides a secret life. And mother hen Gloria signs up to escape her brutal husband, but finds she cannot run from her problems. The Shipyard Girls start off as strangers - but end up forging an unbreakable bond of friendship in the most difficult times.

©2016 Nancy Revell (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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"A riveting read is just what this is in more ways than one." ( The Northern Echo)

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More Shipyard Girls Series, PLEASE!?!

I really hope Audible will make sure to finish Nancy Revell’s book series here. They already have Book #2, which I’m ready to start. But there are at least 3 more books to this series.
I love Amazon Kindle, however once I start listening to a series (like Ellie Dean’s Beach View Boarding House books), I want to finish up the same way.
I know I can’t be the only American who loves WWII Home Front books from a British
perspective?!


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Brilliant Book

I loved this feel good book. Can't wait to start the next one which is in my library already

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The Narrator was good but it ends there.....

The only good thing about this book was the narrator. But life is too short to suffer through a book that is shallow or silly. It might appeal more to a teen audience....?

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  • Julie Ann Jones
  • 06-11-17

not written well

author keeps going off on a independent tangent not sticking to story line

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-17

Not just for women

NOT JUST A WOMANS BOOK , after a couple of men had said it was good so I downloaded it as I just don’t have time to read, drawn in and hooked, angry at some characters, shouting at others, rooting for some, very accurate portrayal in certain chapter, very enjoyable book to pass the time driving to work, hopefully book 2 is available on download soon, cmon audible sort it out

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-21

Easy listening

The shipyard girls tells the story of Tyneside women welders inWW2. Easy listening and a reasonable plot. Don't know how the author has managed to write so many books about these people.

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  • jean collins
  • 11-27-22

The shipyards girls. hard to understand the chara

l did like it, but struggled to finish. it didn't keep me wanting more.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-22

Brilliant gritty story

The story is absolutely brilliant, very engrossing and enlightening.
The narrator reads it beautifully and enriches the narrative of the area in which the story is set so well.

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  • EmmaRay
  • 10-19-22

Shipyard girls

If you like WWII stuff you’ll like this! Easy to listen to and good characters. And a big plus that there is lots of books in the series. I hope they are all on par with this one.

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  • Karenreilly
  • 07-03-22

another war time drama

took me a while to get into this one but once in I amhooked

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  • Dave
  • 06-23-21

Great

I enjoyed this story very much and am now going to download book 2. The narration was equally good

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  • Potter fan
  • 05-13-21

Love it when I find a good series

I really enjoyed the story and I love it when I find a good series. Can't wait to read the rest rest of them

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  • Elaine Hart
  • 02-14-21

The Shipyard Girls

This was the first book that I have read from this author. It took me a wee while getting into the story, but when I did, I enjoyed it.
The narrator was good.