Forgotten Women

  • by Freda Lightfoot
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1936 and Spain is on the brink of civil war. Across Europe, young men are enlisting in the International Brigade to free their Spanish brethren from the grip of fascism, leaving sisters and lovers at home.
But not all women are content to be left behind. In Britain, Charlotte McBain and Libby Forbes, friends from opposite sides of the class divide, are determined to do what they can; in Spain, Rosita García Díaz, fiercely loyal to her family and country, cannot stand by and watch. Three brave women, inspired by patriotism, idealism, love and even revenge, dare to go into battle against tradition and oppression.
Tying them all together is Jo, Libby's granddaughter. Five decades later she travels to Spain hoping to make sense of a troubling letter hidden among her grandmother's possessions. What she learns will change all of their lives forever.
Deceit, heartbreak and a longstanding fear of reprisals must all be overcome if the deeds of the forgotten women are to be properly honoured.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amazing Strength

This was a wonderful story of woman and how amazingly strong they were. Really enjoyed this book.
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- Devera Lucia

Couldn't Finish

Would you try another book from Freda Lightfoot and/or Anne Flosnik?

I would NOT listen to another book narrated by Anne Flosnik. She narrated so horribly that I couldn't even continue to listen after the chapter. It was written poorly. I find it very hard to believe that a woman in prison who is tortured and raped regularly has paper on which to write to send a letter to her lover. I also find it very hard to believe she would describe the atrocities done in the prison.


Has Forgotten Women turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not in the genre.


How could the performance have been better?

The narrator read as though she were reporting the story in the news. She didn't put feeling into it.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not enough within the first chapter to keep me listening.


Any additional comments?

A bad narrator can ruin a perfectly good book. This has happened far too often on audible for my liking.

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- amber

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio