Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London's East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns... show more
Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London's East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city's seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, Call the Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother.
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Publish date: 2012-09-10
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
This was my first experience with an audiobook in a long while, and this was a good experience. My only issue with the format is how much longer it takes to listen to a book rather than simply reading it. 'Call the Midwife' seemed the clear choice since my husband and I have made it a ritual to bawl...
I put this book on hold so long before I got it that I'd forgot I put it on hold. That being said I really enjoyed this book. I find the birthing business and the way it's changed through the years fascinating and it was so interesting to hear this perspective. This book mostly covers the authors e...
Being a big fan of the TV show, I wanted to try Worth’s memoirs. It was interesting to track the places where it was exactly the same and the places where changes had been made. In general, I appreciated the book, but I didn’t love it as much as I did the show itself.
I can see why this book was so popular. Barber’s narration doesn’t disrupt the image of the television show, so if you, like me, are coming to this book after watching the television series, you’ll be fine. What is interesting is how much the series did take from the book, though sometimes re-assi...
A midwife's authentic and slightly ethnocentric account of mid-20th century London slums. While the author is a competent writer, it's not literary, and to me that adds to the charm. She was a bit patronizing of her patients at times, but she did seem to genuinely care for them. I really liked ...