Call the Midwife

A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD4497
Released: Aug 28, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611749243
Narrator/s: Nicola Barber
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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At the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London's East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London-from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can'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.

Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Series: Call the Midwife Series No: 1
Awards:2013-New York Times Bestseller


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Call the Midwife
Product Number: BX00103581
Product Number:Z100031442
Product Number:DD4497

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Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Narrator(s): Nicola Barber
Product Number Z100031442
Released: Aug 28, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611749250
Author(s): Jennifer Worth
Product Number EB00385284
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101614402

Professional reviews

"Nicola Barber uses a rich Cockney accent to deliver an insightful portrayal of Jennifer Worth's memoir of nursing and midwifery in the East End of London in the 1950s. There she worked alongside an order of long-established nuns, a surprising calling given her sheltered background. Barber captures the tension and pain of women giving birth, as well as their grim surroundings. Her tone changes to bittersweet whenever Jennifer meets with kindness, understanding, and even humor in the midst of the difficult environment. Her depiction of birthing a premature baby at 28 weeks and the mother's care of the baby at home is poignant and vivid. Graphic descriptions of sex, prostitution, and a brothel leave nothing to the imagination. Still, this is a rare and moving listening experience. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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