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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Bird Narrator: Carine Montbertrand Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9781449825782
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Sarah Bird authors brilliant, introspective novels of bittersweet reminiscence tempered with humor. The Yokota Officers Club is a tale both courageous and touching—a journey of the heart that speaks volumes of the transient, isolated lifestyle of military families. Having grown up at the Yokota Air Base in Japan, and having moved six times in the last eight years, Bernadette "Bernie" Root and her five siblings are quintessential military brats. It’s 1968, and eighteen-year-old Bernie is returning to the regimented life at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa after her first year away at college. Although her attitudes toward the military have changed, Bernie is beginning to realize the intense bonds she shares with her unusual family. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pattie | 4/3/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into it, and it was just not an enjoyable read at all. I will say this: Glad officers spouses I've met are not like the ones in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K (Karen) | 2/25/2011

    " An excellent read, especially if you are a military spouse or brat (like me). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/7/2011

    " Sara Bird is a new fave author - I REALLY enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/8/2010

    " Bird's novel gave me insight into what "military brats" go through and the culture of the Air Force, post-WW2 (though I'm not sure it's changed much).


  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 1/7/2010

    " Recommended for Air Force dependents. It really captures the flavor of that milieu. It's not especially well-written, but it's not terrible either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 9/23/2009

    " She is from Austin...like it so far "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/6/2009

    " Off to a good start--I like the family so far. Dad, predictably aloof. So far, so good.

    Starting this today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/5/2009

    " July 2009 COTC Book Club selection.

    Highly enjoyable, but very sad in parts. As it's a coming-of-age story, this would also likely appeal to older high school students. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird is the author of several novels. She is a columnist for Texas Monthly and has written for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Mademoiselle, among other publications. Her novel Above the East China Sea was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award. Bird lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, George, and son, Gabriel.

About the Narrator

Carine Montbertrand is an award-winning narrator of dozens of audiobooks. When she first started working in the 1990s, she sounded younger than her years and specialized in children’s and young adult titles. Since then she has expanded to fiction for adults and has recorded everything from murder mysteries to fantasy and inspirational titles. She is adept with dialects and accents, voicing characters from countries around the world. She also specializes in English language titles with a French flavor, as she is half French. With her audiobooks, she has the opportunity to tell wonderful stories while finding voices for men, women, children, and sometimes ghosts and extraterrestrials.