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Wives of War

Narrated by: Heather Wilds
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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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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  • Avidlistener
  • 09-07-2017

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 04-08-2017

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.

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  • E. Hancock
  • 27-07-2018

Narrator terrible

Could not get past the narrator, had to return the book because of the way it was read.

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  • MakerMike
  • 14-06-2018

I really wanted to enjoy

Narrator: The narrator's voice starts out okay. I love a good British accent, but it starts to grate with weird pauses between what someone says and "she said" or "he said" with an odd lilt to her voice.

Story: I really wanted to like this and I've enjoyed similar storylines previously.
Overall it was okay and interesting 3 storylines woven into one, but I struggled to push through the middle as it drug on a bit.

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  • Robert Broadwell
  • 03-01-2019

Tough Listen

The narrator was not doing the story justice. Very badly performed. Almost returned it because of the narrator.

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  • Cassandra Sternthall
  • 28-06-2018

Wives of War review

I enjoyed the story and Ellie and Scarlet ‘s relationship during the tragic circumstances surrounding World War II and the horrific experiences for nurses trying to care for severely injured soldiers. Nurses, doctors and soldiers had extreme cases of PTSD that they had no understanding or treatment for time. The bonds that are developed through tragic experiences however are strong and I appreciate that in this novel. The narration was a problem for me as the cadence in the narrator’s voice. The dialogue was fine between characters was fine - just the narration itself was off. Also the characters in the novel were predictable

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  • Lillian T.
  • 29-04-2018

well crafted story, but narrator almost<br />ruined it

I loved the characters this author created; however, there was a lot of repetition it seemed -- explaining character's emotions or reactions three different ways before moving on -- that threatened to drag the story to a complete halt. Part of the blame goes to the narrator who used a sing-songy delivery throughout the entire book. She sounded bored like she was reading the New York City phone book, White pages at that. I will have to remember this narrators name so that I will not have to endure another book read like this again.

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  • Marilynn
  • 25-04-2018

Not my favorite

I was very satisfied with the story line, but did not like the performance. The woman, Heather Wills was uninteresting with no emotion in her voice. I really wanted to finish the book, but needed to omit several chapters. Will not recommend this book to anyone.

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  • angellalalala
  • 17-01-2018

didn't enjoy the reader

had a hard time enjoying the story because the reader was so bad. punctuation is a beautiful thing.

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  • Angela Stochl
  • 19-08-2017

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.

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