The Women’s War Audiobook by Jenna Glass

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Review of: The Women's War Audiobook
Jenna Glass

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On April 28, 2019
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The Women’s War Audiobook

By: Jenna Glass

Narrated by: Robin Miles

Published by: Random House Audio 3/5/19

The Women's War (The Women's War #1) by Jenna Glass read by Robin Miles

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The Women’s War #1

20 hrs and 19 mins

Genre: Dark Fantasy

The Women’s War Audiobook Sample

The Women’s War Audiobook

5 Hearts

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

4.5 Hearts

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.

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Narrator: Robin Miles

Narrator: Robin Miles

Robin Miles is a veteran of Broadway, classical plays, television, and film. She is an AudioFile Golden Voice, having won numerous Earphones Awards, ALA awards, and Audie Award nominations. She was inducted into Audible’s Narrator Hall of Fame.

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I like to thanks Random House Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.


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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


    • It’s a very interesting world. I can’t wait for the next book.

  1. THis sound good, and I do hope change was brought

  2. And, another strong rating for this one. I’ve got an older book of hers on the shelf, but this one interests me even more. Yay for a new narrator to love.

    • I had a great time with this book. I can’t wait for next book.

  3. I think I have some of her books but have yet tried her, which I know it just pathetic of me. I need to make more time for new authors this year. Great review for this and glad it’s a good one.

  4. This wasn’t even on my radar, but I must admit you have me curious.

    • This series has a lot of promise, for sure. I really, really enjoyed it.

  5. Good review its got my interest Melanie. Sounds pretty much like the some of the places today too!

  6. This definitely sounds interesting. I love the cover! A great rating for this narrator too. She must be good to do such a wide cast of characters for such a long period of time.

    • It was a very long book and several POVs and large cast. She did a great job.

  7. Interesting. I could have sworn this is a book Linda reviewed – but based on her comments above, apparently not. I am not familiar with the author or narrator. Thanks!

    • This author has also written under the name Jenna Black, which is how I found her. I love her work. I’ve even read her YA, and you know how picky I am about that genre. 🙂

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