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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (582 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tanya Biank Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring listeners into the hearts and homes of today's military wives.

Biank tells the story of four typical Army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and wives. This is a true story about what happens when real life collides with Army convention.

Army Wives is a groundbreaking narrative that takes the listener beyond the Army's gates, taking a close look at the other woman - the Army itself - and how its traditions, rules, and wartime realities deeply impact marriage and home life. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darlene | 2/14/2014

    " I first wanted to read this book when I watched the first season of Army Wives. It brought back memories of our days when we were in the Air Force. The use of Alphabet Soup (the abbreviated words the military uses)and the clubs, etc that I was a part of being an officer's wife. I enjoyed this book because I understand the way the military looks at things. I could understand the life style of the military spouses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Iris | 2/14/2014

    " I listened to this book on my iPod, so it was hard to get all the characters straight. It was also really hard to differentiate from the TV show. I tried very hard to not think of the show when listening, but my mind kept returning to it time and again. It was not a bad book, but it was not an easy book to love. The true, grittier nature of the book was more realistic than the show of course, but also hard to like. Real life is often like that though. Granted the reporter/author took many liberties when telling this story, you can see how she could make some of her assumptions. I do hope that the TV show does not follow the book! Read if for yourself to see why! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lana | 2/12/2014

    " I am an army wife and army brat. I watch the tv show but the book is completely different. Yes, there are some parallels, but it's more compelling to read the actual stories. I don't like the speculation she puts into certain conversations but I enjoyed the actual stories of the women she interviewed. I especially liked quizzing my husband on certain landmarks in Fayetteville and Bragg, ie Bragg Blvd where he blew $800 at a strip club, and how no one really dared go into the Green Beret Bar. All in all it made me realize that I had an interest in non fiction. although i read the twilight series right before so any reality was good. It also made me bitch at my husband less for the army being stupid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristina | 2/8/2014

    " Great book for military spouses and civilians. It gives a good understanding of some of the things army wives face. "

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About the Author

Tanya Biank is an author and a journalist. Her book Army Wives is the basis for Lifetime’s hit series of the same name, and she serves as a consultant to the show. Tanya is the daughter, sister, and wife of army colonels, and during her days as a newspaper reporter she traveled around the world with troops. Her coverage of the Fort Bragg army wife murders in 2002 led to congressional inquiries and changes in US Army policy. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including the New York Times.