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    She was ‘The Angel of the Baths’, the one woman whose touch everybody yearned for. Yet she would do more. She was certain of that.

    In the city of Bath, in the year 1865, an extraordinary young woman renowned for her nursing skills is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she finds herself torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marriage to an apparently respectable doctor, her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never imagined. 

    Meanwhile, on the wild island of Borneo, an eccentric British ‘rajah’, Sir Ralph Savage, overflowing with philanthropy but compromised by his passions, sees his schemes relentlessly undermined by his own fragility, by man’s innate greed and by the invasive power of the forest itself.   

    Jane’s quest for an altered life and Sir Ralph’s endeavours become locked together as the story journeys across the globe - from the confines of an English tearoom to the rainforests of a tropical island via the slums of Dublin and the transgressive fancy-dress boutiques of Paris.

    Islands of Mercy is a novel that ignites the senses and is a bold exploration of the human urge to seek places of sanctuary in a pitiless world.

    ©2020 Rose Tremain (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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    This voice is truly an Angel's voice!

    (German text under the English one) Let's start with the most important thing. The reader! I have been a Katie McGrath fan forever and hearing her soothing, yet unique voice for so many hours saved 2020 for me. I will definitely listen to this book multiple times just to hear her art of reading :) The story is nice (don’t read it if you are homophobic or uneasy with sometimes heavy girl and girl action tough.) I enjoy a good historical book and this one was not the best I’ve ever read but above the average for sure. The words are sometimes a bit difficult if you are not a native speaker but after a while it gets a lot easier :) All in all an audio book you should gift yourself with! Ich hab das Buch hauptsächlich wegen Katie McGrath als Sprecherin gekauft und ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Eine Vorleserlebnis der besonderen Art, die dafür sorgt, dass ich das Buch sicher noch viele Male hören werde! Die Story ist ganz nett. Man muss historische Romane mögen. Ist nicht die beste Story, die ich je gelesen habe, aber auf jeden Fall über dem Durchschnitt. Nicht zu empfehlen für Menschen, die homophob sind oder für die die explizite Beschreibung vom Zusammensein von unter anderem zwei Frauen unangenehm ist ;) Kann das Hörbuch nur wärmstens weiterempfehlen!

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    Good practice for non-natives wwitha fine story :)

    So, this was my first english audiobook. As I'm not a native speaker (listener) I needed some time to get into it. It was quiet fascinating that I understood nearly everything that was happening in Bath and London, and only the essential that was happening on Borneo. Nevertheless, I liked the story that put me in a time long ago. The inter- and intrapersonal was described very vividly. And of course, the reader's voice, Katie's voice - the reason why I got this audiobook in the first place - is pure joy to listen to. <3

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    Great Book!

    i just love Katie Mcgrath so much thats all lol... but the book is like really great. i really enjoyed the story and i loved jane. :)

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    Perfect Narrator

    Most beautiful voice I've ever heard. I could listen to her all day. Would like to hear more of Katie.