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War Brides Audiobook

War Brides

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Jim and Debi salisbury, MD, United States 10-08-12
    Jim and Debi salisbury, MD, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good attempt at a historical saga"
    Where does War Brides rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What aspect of Tavia Gilbert’s performance would you have changed?

    See comments above. Less accent, more enunciation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No....took me a few months. Not something that gripped you


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    SAM 11-08-17
    SAM 11-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "has become a favorite of mine!"

    this book was well told and engaging, I personally love historical period stories. I couldn't wait to get back to the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane C. Riverside, CA 10-17-17
    Diane C. Riverside, CA 10-17-17
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    "Excellent book!"

    Excellent and believable characters. Narrator did a great job, especially with all the voices. Well worth the listening time.

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    Kindle Customer 10-14-17
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    "War Brides"

    Great book. Felt that I was living in a small town during Second World War in England seeing it through the eyes of several woman.

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    Tonya Shade 10-02-17
    Tonya Shade 10-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful Story"

    I enjoyed listening to this story very much. It has a great story line and is beautifully written.

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    kwphotog73 07-09-17
    kwphotog73 07-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very engaging WW2 novel"

    Story started a little slow but built into a terrific book. The characters are well described and you definitely feel emotional with each of their stories discovered. Great epilogue!

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    Sean D 06-01-17
    Sean D 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "nicely written and perfect ending to a wonderful s"

    loved it perfect ending and very detailed characters . I loved how the characters remained through the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luther A. Young Coastel Town SW Washington State 04-20-17
    Luther A. Young Coastel Town SW Washington State 04-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "GREAT BOOK ..."

    Fantastic book very well written and very riveting !! The book flows very well and keeps you excited. Knowledge of The US in the war years is Great . Highly recommend !!!

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    Nicely 03-18-17
    Nicely 03-18-17
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    "the narration made the book so much better"

    I really struggled with this book, I started listening to it and stopped many times before I finally completed it. If I was reading it I never would have finished it. I really believe the narration is what helped me to get through it. I found this book to be all over the place and just pointless. It tried telling the story of these women during the war but it was just boring. At one point one of the characters said it feels like the war is going on forever and I actually said out loud, "so does this book."

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    Sharla A Ulrich Gillette, WY, US 12-30-16
    Sharla A Ulrich Gillette, WY, US 12-30-16
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    "Excellent story"

    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.

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  • mandy ebrey
    5/30/17
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    "Great to !is ten to"

    I loved this story all the woman had different characters but found a common ground in the emd

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms Alison C
    5/21/17
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    "truly enjoyable"

    it was lovely to see these women come together and live their experiences with them.

    did feel the ending felt slightly rushed but still thoroughly enjoyed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Cullen
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    4/8/17
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    "Great nostalgia"

    I loved this book. The stories of women in adversity, historically correct and very entertaining and in places heart breaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberlene Lindau
    2/6/17
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    "Great story until the end. Too farfetched."

    Was hooked until the ending, very disappointed and he accents are atrocious, but I think the individual stories were good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs B.
    1/12/17
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    "The readers voices"

    The reader's performance let this book down. I disliked the silly voices and awful accents. The story was good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie Mooney
    11/17/16
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    "Lazy Listen"

    The story is interesting, easy to follow however the narrator is not great !!!

    Its enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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