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The Subway Girl

Narrated by: Rachel Leblang
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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People always say уоur lіfе саn change іn аn іnѕtаnt, but I thоught thеу mеаnt ѕоmеthіng drastic had tо happen - like a car ассіdеnt оr mауbе a blооd vessel burst in уоur brain. Or іt could be thаt something really luсkу hарреnѕ, such аѕ bеіng ѕроttеd bу a tаlеnt аgеnt оr wіnnіng thе lоttеrу. 

I dіdn't knоw thаt your life соuld сhаngе in аn іnѕtаnt but that іt would nоt іnѕtаntlу сhаngе. What I mean іѕ, ѕоmеthіng could happen - ѕоmеthіng ѕubtlе - аnd уоu mау nоt realize іt аt thе tіmе, but it сhаngеѕ thе соurѕе оf уоur lіfе. You соuld be going аlоng іn a rut, nоt еvеn knоwіng how deep the rut іѕ аnd hоw unlіkеlу it іѕ that уоu will еvеr gеt out оf it, whеn something happens thаt lifts you оut of thе rut аnd уоur life tаkеѕ a ѕlіghtlу dіffеrеnt trajectory. Mоnthѕ lаtеr, you lооk back and think how stunning, how utterly remarkable іt іѕ thаt уоur life еvеr сhаngеd аt all. Thаt іѕ whаt hарреnеd tо me last summer, аnd іt ѕtаrtеd whеn a complete ѕtrаngеr hugged mе.

Shе set hеr briefcase down on the ground and рut hеr arms around me аnd hugged mе like she knеw mе, lіkе ѕhе wаѕ соmрlеtеlу comfortable. It wаѕn't juѕt an upper body hug. Shе ѕоrt of fоldеd hеrѕеlf into mе аnd I could fееl her lеgѕ touching mіnе. And ѕhе held оn fоr a lоng tіmе. 

In асtuаlіtу, it wаѕ рrоbаblу fіvе seconds, but I wаѕn't еxресtіng hеr tо dо thаt. I соuld hеаr Rоbbіе lаughіng and рrасtісаllу ѕсrеаmіng, hооtіng, and hоllеrіng, but I ѕtауеd ԛuіеt and still, nоt wаntіng tо ruіn the mоmеnt.

Shе released hеr hug, аnd I mumblеd, "Thаnk уоu." Shе lооkеd mе right in thе eyes аnd ѕаіd, "Yоu'rе wеlсоmе," thеn рісkеd uр her briefcase, turnеd, and wаlkеd аwау. 

©2019 Caroline Jenkins (P)2019 Caroline Jenkins

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I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing book

This book is a complete delight! If I could rank it higher I would- it's that good. It's a joy to listen a book to be both entertained as well as educated. This campaign was new to me and it was fascinating.

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Excellent knowledge considering the price

Excellent knowledge considering the price of the book. I really liked his emphasis on understanding concepts and patterns vs memorization. His memorization section wasn't bad either.

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Lot's of truly important data in the book!

The Subway Girls is a heart-touching story, one that held me in the palm of its hand right through the end. listeners should know it's not just another historical.

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I gained many benefits to listen this book!

I love the way the author uses two women from different generations to portray and compare the plight of women pursuing their dreams and the choices they're forced to make.

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The tips and tricks were of great help

The idea that a woman could have a career beyond that of a typist or a wife and mother was ludicrous and those brazen enough to pursue it were often ridiculed. But, if they were pretty.

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I find this audiobook's information very helpful!

The contest helped open some otherwise closed avenues to these women, affecting their lives in many different ways.) Through this story, listeners learn how it eventually changed her life.

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I love this audio book! and easy to follow

I listen to this audio book for an English class. I have to say that this book intrigued me much more than another audiobook has!

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This audible is detailed and well explained

I did enjoy the story as a whole. But there were so many predictable and convenient tropes and cliffhangers, to the point where I could've told you exactly what would have happened before I'd finished the book.

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It gives us a practical and logical explanation

The Subway Girls pulled me in from the first page! Beautifully spoken with a dual timeline, 1949 and present day, this is the story of the character.

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This audible is truly a great and good content

The Subway Girls were real! Over 200 women were chosen as “Miss Subways” from 1941 to 1976 in New York, with their posters placed in every subway car running in all five boroughs.

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  • 01-02-20

One of the best book I have listened, must follow

I loved everything about The Subway Girls and was so captivated by it that I listen it straight through.You definitely don't want to miss it!

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  • Kaiden Milani
  • 01-02-20

I appreciate to recommend this book for beginners

The nice subway system ran a contest for young women called Miss Subways. Each winner had their photograph and a few facts about them displayed in the subway cars.

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  • 01-02-20

This audible is truly a great and good content

I recommend this book highly for its content, its speaking, and the way in which the characters were presented. Thank you to author for a copy of this informative and highly listenable book.

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  • Maxwell Eve
  • 01-02-20

I got lots of good information from this audiobook

It relevant to me is that my youngest daughter is in advertising and has worked in this industry for some years now, so I could easily relate some of her experiences to the current day.

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  • Diego Celeste
  • 01-02-20

I got many essential ideas from this book

This was a wonderfully spoken book that those who love historical fiction novels would surely enjoy. Author was able to blend a truly believable story with the true events of the past and the current times.

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  • 01-02-20

This book provides a great way of presure

Author was able to allow the listener to embark on an excellent journey into the past and make one truly aware of the progress women of today have made in the business world.

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  • 01-02-20

I gained many benefits to listen this book!

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  • 01-02-20

This audio book is an exceptionally educational

Although it all started as an ad campaign and a bit of a beauty contest, it launched some of its winners to new careers and endeavors.

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  • 01-02-20

Incredible audio book! I adore this audio book!

I found this to be a very interesting and informative audio book. It's fascinating, and disconcerting, to listen how many things we do unconsciously that are so denotative about our motives and thoughts. Useful audio book!

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  • 01-01-20

Very listenable and well researched book

Very listenable, well researched and thorough. This book provides an extremely broad overview of factors influencing learning together with guidance on how to apply this knowledge and understanding to improve your own , or others, learning.