As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives forever in this engrossing novel of loyalty, loss, and love in the shadow of World War II.
With the hardships of war intensifying every day, the women band together to defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves to help one another. It is a war-forged loyalty certain to endure years and distance. When four of the women return for a celebration 50 years later, their mission is not simply to commemorate or remember. They’ve returned to confront a traitor whose actions cost countless lives — and to avenge one of their own at last.
©2011 Heley Bryan (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Not very highly...because the audio was difficult to understand. The narrator was attempting to imitate the cockney Brit accents or deep Irish brogues and ended up making it almost impossible to clearly 'get' what she was saying at times.
See comments above. Less accent, more enunciation.
No....took me a few months. Not something that gripped you
Would have been only 3 stars, but it picked up the pace at the end. At least it gave the story a close with it's prologue.
The story provides the reader or listener with a compelling background of WWII as mystery, intrigue, and romance are woven throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed it so much, I found myself staying upon later and later to continue the novel.
Fantastic book! The narration is exceptional, like hearing a production on stage. The history lesson interwoven with the characters produces a very moving account of the times. Bravo! Don't miss this one!
Although the story was not unique, the descriptions and format were interesting. The nicest surprise was the reader who did a wonderful job with various voices for the characters. It helped to keep all the people straight in my mind. Recommended.
For anyone who has an interest in WWII stories this is a must read. the war from the perspective of the women left behind, this story is exciting and fun while containing love and heartbreak as well. Great read from beginning to end.
This kind of book is not a love it type of book. This kind of book is an enlightening book to remind you of how some of the population will respond one way about war and the others will turn on there fellow man to gain a buck. It described the situations of people and there hardships during World War 2 as a result of power struggles with out spending a lot of time on Hitler but on what he created.
Very good listening
I like how all of their lives intertwined
I was wrapped up enough in the story that I cried at the end.
I liked it and think it is very well worth the listen
The narrator really brought this sorry to life! The accents and c hanging off voice made it really easy to follow the characters. Again wonderful narrator!
Totally loved listening to this - once I got past the Americanism English accents! The story was convoluted and engaging, whilst also being a people story with plenty of characters to get to know. :-)
"Fascinating wartime story, with excellent narration."
A book which I really enjoyed, listening to the exploits of five young women during the war years. The historical detail was superb, and the writer must have carried out a great deal of research.
The whole audio book was evocative of the war years and the story was gripping enough to keep me interested throughout.
Tafia Gilbert was an excellent narrator, who brought to life the characters with an array of accents, imitation of male as well as female voice plus the ability to 'age' characters speech. She really brought the story to life. Excellent.
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