The Women’s War Audiobook
By: Jenna Glass
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Published by: Random House Audio 3/5/19
20 hrs and 19 mins
The Women’s War Audiobook Sample
The Women’s War Audiobook
This is the first book in Jenna Glass’s new dark fantasy series. The world is set in where women have few rights. Some places are better than others, but none are good. That being said, we mostly only see the royalty, we don’t see a huge amount of how the common folk live or how they treat their women.
So the magic is gender based with masculine, feminine and neutral elements. Not a huge amount is known about feminine elements because they aren’t seen as powerful enough to be of any use. “Good” women don’t practice magic, but the outcast women of the Abby do.
The upper class women are often threatened with the Abby if they don’t behave or even produce male heirs. Their husband will divorce them and send them to the Abby, where they are then shunned by society and often have to turn to prostitution for income. This also has the typical royal marriages to solidify alliances with other kingdoms.
There are some women magic users who complete a very complex spell that change things forever. Women now have to “want” to have children in order to get pregnant. Men forcing themselves on their wives will no longer result in a pregnancy. This changes the balance of power, but things are slow to change.
This story has several common themes of fantasy stories, but with some new twists. I had a really good time with it. I found that I really invested into the vast array of characters. I really wanted to see things work out for them. I found the world that Ms. Glass created to be very well developed. This is a long story, but I never felt bored, though it did take me a little bit to really get invested into the story. But after about an hour in, I had my earbuds glued to my ears.
The Women’s War Audiobook Narration
This is my first time listening to Robin Miles. I really enjoyed her narration. This was a large cast of characters, Many men and women, both of which she handled the voices very well. I thought her pacing and tone were well done, no matter what was going on in the scene. I look forward to listening her narrate the next book and hopefully find some other books and series narrated by her.
Author: Jenna Glass
Jenna Glass wrote her first book—an “autobiography”—when she was in the fifth grade. She began writing in earnest while in college and proceeded to collect a dizzying array of rejections for her first seventeen novels. Nevertheless, she persisted, and her eighteenth novel became her first commercial sale. Within a few years, Glass became a full-time writer and has never looked back. She has published more than twenty novels under various names. The Women’s War marks her first foray into epic fantasy.