World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. Three girls sign up to fight, and each has her own reasons for volunteering: Rio fights to honor her sister; Frangie needs money for her family; Rainy wants to kill Germans. For the first time they leave behind their homes and families""to go to war. These three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race. As the fate of the world hangs in the balance, they will discover the roles that define them on the front lines. They will fight the greatest war the world has ever known.
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by Michael Grant
by Michael Cadnum
by Michael Ortiz
by Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
"In Grant's alternate history, women could enlist and be drafted during WWII. The story follows four young women from their hometowns, to basic training, to the war in Europe. This audiobook is immensely enjoyable as both narrators are so accomplished. Chapter headings tell listeners who is the focus at the moment, so Therese Plummer varies her character voices only slightly. Interstitial chapters set in a hospital after the war are read by Erin Mallon, who sounds a great deal like Plummer. This is a story of war, and neither narrator diminishes the violence or glamorizes it. When the characters are scared, they sound shaky. When they're brave, they sound bold. They sound like real women, fighting for their lives. G.D. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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