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Wives of War Audiobook

Wives of War

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1944. Two young nurses meet at a train station with a common purpose: to join the war effort. Scarlet longs for the chance to find her missing fiancé, Thomas, and to prove to her family - and to herself - that she's stronger than everybody thinks. Nursing is in Ellie's blood, but her humble background is vastly different from Scarlet's privileged upbringing. Though Ellie puts on a brave face, she's just as nervous as Scarlet about what awaits them in France.

In Normandy, the two friends soon encounter the seemingly unflappable Lucy. Scarlet and Ellie are in awe of her courage and competence, but the experienced nurse is well aware of the dangers of the job they've chosen - and even she is terrified they won't make it home alive.

Pushed to their limits by the brutality of a world at war, Scarlet, Ellie and Lucy will need to rely on each other - and the power of their friendship - to survive.

©2017 Soraya Lane (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Mary Thompson 04/11/2017
    Mary Thompson 04/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Average war book"

    The story line was nothing out of the ordinary but flowed well. The narrator had a deathly boring monotonous voice...it would have been better to have read the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ingate 30/10/2017
    Mary Ingate 30/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Wives of war."

    Quite a nice story but found the narrator annoying. She sounded like a computer. Hardly any expression in her voice. I think it would have been better to have read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Ann Jones 25/10/2017
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    "only read 3 chapters the voice of the narrator"

    the narrator was so bad I struggled to read 3 chapters in can listen anymore

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    linda hudson 25/08/2017
    linda hudson 25/08/2017
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    "Simple"

    Not very gripping, to wishy washy. It didn't have enough storylines to keep you hanging on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Jane 30/07/2017
    Nancy Jane 30/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A romance"

    This is a very nicely written but predictable story, primarily focused on the romantic lives of the characters. A nice holiday read but shallow.

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    L BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom 26/07/2017
    L BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom 26/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration poor"

    Narration spoilt the whole book for me, I couldn't finish it, waste of money, I wish I could be refunded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charlotte Van 15/07/2017
    Charlotte Van 15/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Really good story, let down by narration"
    What did you like best about Wives of War? What did you like least?

    Interesting story with an excellent, well-thought out plot.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was really boring to listen to and didn't lend any expression to her retelling. Honestly, it did put me off the book.


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    Yes, absolutely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Maine Knitter
    Central Maine, USA
    04/08/17
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    "Poor narrator"

    An average book which I actually enjoyed. However...

    The narrator was poor. I have listened to other books she has read and I didn't enjoy them either. Sadly, a poor narrator is a detriment to a decent book. This happened in this case.

    Also, this entire book was predictable. There was no real angst and, given the war setting, there should have been a lot. The end of each nurse's story was way too clean - if that's the right term. How did Scarlet ever find Thomas and meet James in the combat theater? Unbelievable!

    All that being said, I enjoyed this as an interesting WWII story. I have a soft spot for military nurses as my mother served in WWII as a Navy nurse. If one just enjoys the story it's quite interesting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Avidlistener
    Puerto Rico
    09/07/17
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    "Rather predictable"

    I was disappointed because I could guess every plot line in advance. Also some parts were quite drawn out and I kept wishing for the story to move forward.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie K. Hiestand
    01/12/17
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    "draws you in and keeps you coming back"

    loved it. very entertaining. great presentation by the narrator. brings you into the past along with the characters

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  • Lucky
    Calhoun, GA, United States
    24/11/17
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    "Superb Writing and Brilliantly Recorded Audio "

    The narration was engaging. I found it difficult to pause., almost addicting. As a man, I almost didnt purchase this audio book, but my parents lived their young lives during this period, and my father was stationed at Pearl Harbor. i bought the audio and the book and found the audio so engaging that I never read even one page of the book. I found this novel to be a great insight into the mind of women. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donna in MT
    10/10/17
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    "Touching Story"

    Thank you, Soraya M. Lane, for such a touching story. Also, Heather Wilds narrated wonderfully.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    28/08/17
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    "Fascinating story!"

    I felt as if I was right there with the young nurses in the war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela Stochl
    19/08/17
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    "Narration Kills This"

    An avid listener, I could not take more than 2 hours of this narrator's voice. She ends EVERY SINGLE NON-QUOTATION SENTENCE EXACTLY THE SAME. It was so distracting and sing-songy, I cannot listen one more minute. I may like the story, but an actual read will have to wait until a vacation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lyn
    28/07/17
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    "WWII story from nurses view"

    This is a great story telling of the bravery and development of a deep friendship of 3 military nurses during WWII. Their are many stories of the bravery of men for this historic periodic time in history but few about the women in this time and what they went through. Excellent book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Deb
    COLLEGEVILLE, PA, United States
    26/07/17
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    "I enjoyed this book"

    Romantic read, I'll forget it soon, but it was a good beach weekend escape.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sandi Turecek
    20/07/17
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    "Wives of war"

    I really enjoyed this book! Why isn't it a movie? A few more historic details and it would be an award winner for sure.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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