Sunday 17 July 2011

Tommy's World

Tommy's World [Unabridged] by Billy Hopkins Christopher Scott (Reader)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books; Unabridged edition (1 Jun 2010) | ISBN: 1407918907 | Language English
Audio CD in MP3 / 48 Kbps CBR ~ 44100Hz, 16-bit, Mono | Duration 10:33 hours | 228 mb

Tommy Hopkins' early years aren't very promising. Born at the end of the 19th century in a slum district of Manchester, he's blessed with a loving mam and dad, but they don't have two ha'pennies to rub together.

But Tommy is a survivor. At school he quickly makes lots of friends, and together they plot money-making schemes and play football. Then, it's time to leave the playground behind. Denied the chance of a career, Tommy instead finds employment at Manchester's Smithfield market and works his way up, finally becoming a porter.

He's becoming a man, and amongst the young women who catch his eye is Kate Lally, who may just be the love of his life.