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Ask, Tell

Ask, Tell Series, Book 1
De : E.J. Noyes
Lu par : Abby Craden
Série : Ask, Tell Series, Volume 1
Durée : 8 h et 29 min
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Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated US Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military's anti-gay policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT)". 

Usually driven and focused, Sabine finds that battles raging both inside and outside the perimeter walls are making it more and more difficult for her to deal with her emotions. Dealing with loss and mortality, lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, loneliness, and the isolation forced on her by Don't Ask, Don't Tell are all taking their toll. Plus, her long-term relationship with a civilian back home is quickly becoming another casualty of war. 

Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Well-liked and respected by those who work with and under her, she walks a fine line to preserve the military's chain of command while connecting with those under her care and supervision. Sabine knows the colonel is way off-limits but can't help fantasizing about her. Especially when she starts picking up unspoken cues - a stolen glance, a secret smile, an "accidental" brush of hands. Or is it just wishful thinking? After all, Rebecca's wedding ring shines almost as brightly as her deep blue eyes....

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  • IMO
  • 23/06/2019

Great audio

When I first read this book I was impressed by the authors writing. Listening to the audio version makes the story even better.

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  • Jlnicky
  • 15/06/2019

Wow just wow PLOT is a 10 star

Just as a preface i was once under DADT but i was drummed out with Honorable Dis. All very civilized but still booted. That being said, the situation of someones livelihood and lifestyle not being allowed to flourish is very real in the military. Its like being part of a huge family, then after everyone suddenly turn their back to you whenever you enter the room. Its just cold. Thank goodness i was young and had some attitude and figured my way back to reality. A real family doesn’t do that. Now i look at those five years and i know the military lost out, not me. I have accomplished so much.

So this book sort of hit home for me. It was very realistic in the emotional path the main character dealt with (e.g. hiding the desires, the androgenized partner name, having secrecy about your life, even the alcohol. Hell you cant even talk about your family or friends in that situation. The wedding ring was ingenious. Wish i would have thought of that.

The narrator was very good but her dulcet tones were a bit languid at times when i thought they should have held more anger or sarcasm.

The story was excellent and had a satisfying ending. I enjoyed this immensely.

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  • Global
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  • crispy1
  • 22/07/2019

Ask, tell

Nice to hear older women find in love. I enjoyed this one immensely.
Keep up the good work.
Abbey Craden is my favorite narrator!

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  • TH
  • 17/07/2019

Fantastic

Captain Sabine Fleischer is an Army surgeon serving under the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t tell’ (DADT) policy. Things are stale and disconnected from her girlfriend of nine years but nonetheless, Sab is taken aback when Victoria breaks up with her over a letter while Sab is deployed in Afghanistan. This sends her into a tailspin while only able to confide on her best friend because of DADT. While trying to cope with the loss, Lieutenant Colonel Rebecca Keane, her unit supervisor and platonic crush since meeting a few years back, seems to be interested in Sabine’s wellbeing. Caught in between grief, wanting and rules and regulations, Sabine must keep her feelings buried. That is, until an opportunity arises while on leave in the States and opens the door to an entire new dilemma.

‘Ask, Tell’ was the debut novel by Ms Noyes. And what a debut it was! Narrated expertly from Sabine’s first person POV, the connection the reader makes with the character is powerful. I will credit this author with my love of first person POV. I have never experienced such a link with a character, no doubt due to the range of emotions she endures throughout the length of this book. What the author now refers as ‘The Incident’, was truly moving and left me in tears.

The characters in the book are well developed, a great feat since only seen through Sabine’s eyes. Rebecca is sweet and devoted, and I easily became her cheerleader and champion. Best friend’s Mitch and Amy are just adorable and quirky. Same with Sab’s sister Jana, whose banter with Sabine is endearing and funny. The settings are well described and for the dessert, the imagery left me tasting the dust and feeling the dryness. I could have been an spectator during the unit’s flag football games!

This time around (ok so I’ve read this book a couple, ok a few times), after waiting and waiting, I was able to listen to this story. It so happens that one of my favorite narrators, Abby Craden, was tasked with reading this one. I will admit that Sabine’s voice was a little on the raspy side for my liking, but the first person narration was in a much more soothing voice so I did not mind. It also helps to know that is how Ms Noyes envisioned it. Another very good narration by Ms Craden.

Overall a great story and in my opinion, a must read for lesfic fans. 5+ stars

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  • JK
  • 15/07/2019

Stellar

Great content, military, medical romance. Fab narration. Could not stop listening. Buy this Audible book.

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  • DB
  • 14/07/2019

Did not see that coming

What an amazing beginning to what promises to be a gut wrenching series. While set in Don't Ask, Don't Tell, this is a multilayered tale with an amazing love story. The intensity of war, the insanity of what our military personnel experience is gut wrenching. To find love amidst the experience is a blessing. This would be a great story if it was just about Don't Ask, Don't Tell, but it is soooooo much more. A worthy listen. Abby Craden's narration is excellent.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 01/07/2019

Hot

This read is AMAZING!! Had me hooked from the get go. I'll for sure be listening to this book again.

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  • monmon
  • 28/06/2019

One of the best this Year!

Loved it. laughed out loud. well written and loved the narrator. on to the next.

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  • Sab
  • 22/06/2019

A must read

Loved this book, this book is written well, the story line and characters are well built. The descriptions of the attack is so realistic it brought tears to my eyes and that almost never happens. I am waiting for the next book already preordered it.
As usual Abby Craden is doing a great job narrating this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14/06/2019

Loved it!

Wonderful story and EXCELLENT narration by Abbey Craden. I am a total Abbey fan and will by any book she narrates. Please hurry with Book 2....i can't wait to listen. I already read the book and if Abbey narrates, it will be amazing.