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Marcia Gates

Angel of Bataan
Narrated by: Adrianne Price
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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Marcia L. Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII. As an "Angel of Bataan," she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines. This is her award-winning story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother.

©2013 Melissa Bowersock (P)2013 Melissa Bowersock

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Wonderful story of the hardships of World War Two

This is a gripping story of a captured Nurse working during World War Two in the Pacific.

It is told through letters and captured with beauty and sensitivity by the Narrator.

Anyone who wishes to have a glimpse of the sacrifices of so many men and women during the War will appreciate this story.


This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Jan
  • MKE
  • 08-15-19

All Too Real

War-Is-Hell, war-experiences, WW2, Pacific-theater-of-operations, nursing, prisoners-of-war, biography, nonfiction

Excellent personalization and fill-in-the-blanks of a situation I have read about in the past. The excerpts from letters between Lt Gates and her family plus those from other families who were suffering from fear related to their loved ones being part of the Corregidor and Bataan terrors made it so much more real than the excellence of the History Channel. The life changes from small town to professional life to Army life to privation and facing her own demise while caring for others is daunting, but her mother did an outstanding job of keeping records and letters which were transformed into a moving book by Ms Bowersock.
Adrianne Price gave a skillful performance as narrator.
I won this audiobook in a giveaway!
Disclaimer: I am a retired RN, live near Milwaukee, and I geek history.

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Bravery

Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan
: Melissa Bowersock

This WWII, Nursing, POW, Memoir brings the listener into the lives of these women. The story is told from letters, newspaper clippings, and photos saved by her mother. All I can say is Thank



The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Adrianne Price gives an excellent performance.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
You for your service and sacrifice.

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WWII Nursing POW Memoir

The Angels of Bataan were nearly 70 Army nurses stationed in Manilla during the war. When the Philippines fell, the nurses were held as POWs for three years by the Japanese. The story revealed the experiences and hardships as a POW and the difficulties practicing nursing under these conditions. It was told through the letters to and from Marcia Gates and her anxious friends and family as well as official correspondence from the War Department and the Red Cross. After release, the nurses were called heroes but felt they had just done their jobs and had survived. They felt discontent with all the attention and never understood why they were called heroes. Marcia never recovered from her hardships and suffered discontent the rest of her life. I enjoyed this memoir of the service of Marcia Gates in the pacific during WWII..

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Julie
  • Roseville, CA, United States
  • 01-13-14

Narrator brings the story to life

Adrianne Price brings this book by Melissa Bowersock to life. The story was easy to listen to with her pleasant presentation.

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A personal history

Marcia Gates. . The personal history of Marcia and her family during WW2.
Little history of ordinary people who are living extraordinary deeds.
Good book and interesting read.
I received a free copy of this audio book at my own request and voluntarily leave this review. .

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Amazing Story

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This was such a touching true story. I was thinking about it long after I finished it. I enjoyed the narrator also. I wanted to know more about Marcia and her time on the island. How was she able to stay so positive?