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The Gunner Girl

Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

Winner of the RNA Joan Hessayon New Writers Award 2016. 

Perfect listening for fans of Katie Flynn, Margaret Dickinson and Ellie Dean! Meet the Gunner Girls - three women with one shared ambition: to join the ATS and do their bit for King and country. 

Bea has grown up part of a large, boisterous Kent family. But she hasn't heard from her soldier sweetheart in months, and her mother is controlling her life. She needs to take charge of her future. 

Edie inhabits a world of wealth and privilege but knows only too well that money can't buy happiness. She wants to be like Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary, to make a difference. 

Joan can't remember anything of her past or her family, and her home has been bombed in the Blitz. Desperate, she needs a refuge. 

Each one is a Gunner Girl: three very different women, one remarkable wartime friendship of shared hopes, lost loves and terrible danger. 

This unabridged audio version is read by Julie Maisey. 

©2015 Clare Harvey (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

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very engaging

I enjoyed this story and tbh I downloaded this book for a lady who was in the ATS during ww2 and a gunner girl, however we have run into some technical issues and she has not had the enjoyment of listening yet. Hopefully with the new tech we will have sorted this issue. I enjoyed the narration and how easily the story flowed between the main characters. I was surprised about the sexual content, I am not a prude but have warned the original recipient about it as I am unsure how she will deal with the church scene. Fingers crossed it will be ok. To be honest, as we have experienced technical issues due to audible's aax format, I was in 2 minds in whether to keep the account. However, this story was so enjoyable, it is the reason I am keeping my audible account. Also I need to know what happens to Eady............The English agent, is on my wish list.

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Exciting story

Story about 3 friends brought together during the 2nd WW, all from different backgrounds and harbouring secrets. Very enjoyable listen. Narrator not bad but paused in wrong places which meant it didn’t flow smoothly at times.

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Fantastic book!!

Wow what a book, what a story!! loved it from start to finish...very gripping , very emotional and often very funny!! I’ve just purchased the next one.

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lots going on

on the whole I enjoyed this book, but there were times, I thought how did we get here, so I suppose a little disjointed. But it was quite an enjoyable book