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.
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!
The story of 5 women who came of age during that time and how their lives crossed in a small English Village.
The five characters were from all over Austria, New Orleans, and England. All five were women with spunk and forbearance to survive.
Appreciated almost everything about this historical fiction. Upbeat and hopeful despite tragic circumstances, and realistic without being gratuitous. The elderly women were referred to a tad too often by their age related physical characteristics, but I may feel that way because I am overly sensitive about my own 😌. Excellent performance.
Great story on all literary levels that falls FLAT at the end. WONDERFULLY narrated, great topic, character development, variety, plot, climax etc.....then I think JJ Abrams hijacked the book and threw together an ending unworthy of the book. If you know that ahead of time, the journey is worth it.
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