Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Helen Thorpe

Narrated By: Donna Postel

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: September 2014

Duration: 15 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

Soldier Girls follows the lives of three women on their paths to the military. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have illicit affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again.

“…a solid chunk of American history…” - The New York Times Book Review

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  • Diana Gilon

    An interesting perspective on the Afghanistan war, told from an unlikely voice of three female soldiers. This book was impossible to stop listening to. I binge listened to it and finished in three days.