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The Wartime Sisters

A Novel
Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This program includes a bonus conversation with the authors, Alyson Richman and Lauren Willig.

The next powerful audiobook from the author of The Two-Family House, about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret.  

Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the armory factories as a “soldier of production”. Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives.  

Praise for The Wartime Sisters:

"One of my favorite books of the year." (Fiona Davis, national best-selling author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece)

"Loigman’s strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book." (Pam Jenoff, New York Times best-selling author of The Orphan’s Tale)

"The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive.” (Jenna Blum, New York Times and international best-selling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us)

©2018 Lynda Cohen Loigman (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Had expected more.

I was disappointed in this book! It just seemed lacking in development of characters and plot. I just wanted more!

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Loved this story

Loved the story of sisters and family. Well performed. Could not stop listening! The best thing about Audible is being able to take it anywhere!

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  • Paula
  • BROOKLYN, IN United States
  • 04-06-19

was very surprised by this book

enjoyed it greatly. found it by accident and I am glad that I did. will recommend

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how hard is it to pronounce pinochle correctly?

I found the narration annoying - her Yiddish accent was awful , and her Italian not much better.

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Best Book I've Read/Listened to in a Long Time

This is probably the best book I've read/Listened to in a long time. The narrator was really good. The storyline was captivating and it flowed really good. The research was well done.

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My high school English teacher wouldn’t accept this

Ridiculously underdeveloped writing.

If you enjoyed The Nightingale or Lilac Girls, then move on. I cannot imagine that there was more than a weekend put into creating this book.

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Great Historical fiction

I loved this historical fiction!! sSo many authors write HF going back and forth from present day current times. Great Historical Facts a d Great fictional story!! Narrator was not the best, but got used to it because story was so good!!

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Great book but the reader does not have the knowledge to read the parts of the people with an accent

I love the book. It was great. But it was so frustrating to hear the reader mess up the Jewish accent and mispronounce Hebrew words and not grab the concept of that. I would much rather they have had a reader who understands the language. It really took away from the book for me and it was like nails on a blackboard. It was very distracting. Otherwise the book was fantastic!

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