The Flight of Gemma Hardy: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Margot Livesey

Narrated By: Davina Porter

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2012

Duration: 14 hours 56 minutes


Fate has not been kind to Gemma Hardy. Orphaned then neglected, young Gemma seemed destined for a life of hardship and loneliness. Yet her bright spirit burns strong. Fiercely intelligent, singularly determined, Gemma overcomes each challenge and setback, growing stronger and more certain of her path. Now an independent young woman, she accepts a position as an au pair on the remote and beautiful Orkney Islands. Blackbird Hall belongs to Mr. Hugh Sinclair, a London businessman; his eight-year-old niece is Gemma's charge. Even before their first meeting, Gemma is, like everyone on the island, intrigued by Mr. Sinclair. An unlikely couple, the two are drawn to each other, but Gemma's biggest trial is about to begin...a journey of passion and betrayal, secrets and lies, redemption and discovery will lead her to a life she's never dreamed.


  • Anonymous

    Kinda slow, a bit depressing throughout, though the end is better. The main character is a bit hard to relate to. Not a total waste of 15 hours, but I think it could have been better spent. Davina porter is a perfect narrator as always, which is why I gave the book a go.

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