War Brides

  • by Helen Bryan
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As war moves ever closer, the sleepy English village of Crowmarsh Priors settles into a new sort of normal: Evacuees from London are billeted in local homes. The nightly German air raids become grimly mundane. Rationing curtails every comfort. Men leave to fight and die. And five women forge a bond of friendship that will change their lives forever in this engrossing novel of loyalty, loss, and love in the shadow of World War II.
With the hardships of war intensifying every day, the women band together to defeat formidable enemies and find remarkable strength within themselves to help one another. It is a war-forged loyalty certain to endure years and distance. When four of the women return for a celebration 50 years later, their mission is not simply to commemorate or remember. They’ve returned to confront a traitor whose actions cost countless lives — and to avenge one of their own at last.


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Customer Reviews

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Ruined by Narration

This book was something that I was eager to listen to. The story may be a good one but I'll never know with the recorded version because it was so awful. I kept listening hoping it would improve but it only got worse. The accents were just appallingly terrible. Avoid!
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- Sara "Avid Reader"


What disappointed you about War Brides?

The story was jumbled - I gave up half way through and the narration was awful. The American accents were reasonable (I think she must be American) but the others - English upper class, German jewish and Cockney were absurd.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tavia Gilbert?

Even Shrek could have done a better job. The cockney was the worst rendition of an easily researched dialect that I've ever heard and the others were impossible to believe.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger - that I had paid for this
Sadness - that the narration was so lazy
Disappointment - Nothing like I expected

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- Judy "Photographer's Moll, Chicken breeder, school administrator and owned by four dogs. Busy life, Happy life!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio