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  • Sisters in Arms

  • British Army Nurses Tell Their Story
  • By: Nicola Tyrer
  • Narrated by: Barbara Flynn, Sian Thomas
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remains largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • tremendous nurses' role in WWII

  • By Judith on 05-28-12

tremendous nurses' role in WWII

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-12

What did you love best about Sisters in Arms?

realistic presentation of developing role of nurses in WW2

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sisters in Arms?

end of the war

Which scene was your favorite?

nurses actually nursing others in prisoner of war camps

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

extreme admiration for such heroes

  • Murder on the Ballarat Train

  • A Phryne Fisher Mystery
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941

In Phryne's third adventure, Phryne is off to Ballarat for a week of fabulousness, but the sedate journey by train turns out to be far from the restful trip she was planning. What was planned as a restful country sojourn turns into the stuff of nightmares: a young girl who can't remember anything, rumours of vile white slavery and the body of an old woman missing her emerald rings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What fun! A romp through 1920s Australia

  • By Nancy J on 02-22-13

enjoyable and educational

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-12

Where does Murder on the Ballarat Train rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 20%

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder on the Ballarat Train?

when murderer is unmasked

Have you listened to any of Stephanie Daniel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes; always good

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

don't know what a tag line is

Any additional comments?

love Phryne Fisher books!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Simple Steps

  • 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life
  • By: Lisa Lelas, Linda McClintock, Beverly Zingarella
  • Narrated by: Celeste Lawson, Lisa Lelas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5

If you're like most women, you have more worries, wishes, and chores than you can keep track of. You may crave a sense of order and control but have no idea how to attain it and thus find yourself coping with a thousand daily details.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just So-So

  • By Brigett on 07-12-07

DISCOURAGING

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-02-07

I found this book had the makings of an obsessive compulsive rather than being an inspiration in time management.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful