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This Side of the Sky | [Elyse Singleton]

This Side of the Sky

Award-winning journalist Elyse Singleton delivers what Essence calls “a gem - the perfect book to curl up with.”

Best friends Lilian and Myraleen, two African American women from rural Mississippi, travel to Europe during World War II to act as members of the Women’s Army Corps. During this time of segregation and destruction, both women discover love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat.

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning journalist Elyse Singleton delivers what Essence calls “a gem - the perfect book to curl up with.”

Best friends Lilian and Myraleen, two African American women from rural Mississippi, travel to Europe during World War II to act as members of the Women’s Army Corps. During this time of segregation and destruction, both women discover love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat.

©2002 Janet Elise Singleton (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Claudette SOUTH PASADENA, CA, United States 07-30-12
    Claudette SOUTH PASADENA, CA, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful; historical, moving and very well done!!"
    What made the experience of listening to This Side of the Sky the most enjoyable?

    The narrators were extremely convincing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The realistic nature.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very entertaining!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The love scene of prisoner and heroine.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to see more from author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adina Andreu Concord, NC United States 07-19-12
    Adina Andreu Concord, NC United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2004
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    "A Breath of Fresh Air"
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    This is a beautiful story different from most, beautifully written, and beautifully performed. It is the depiction of lives we rarely get a glimpse of. I wholeheartedly recommend this gem of a novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 11-21-12
    DK 11-21-12 Member Since 2012

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Running out this type Audible-so on2 lighter romance/mystery :-(

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    "Great Coming of Age story"
    What made the experience of listening to This Side of the Sky the most enjoyable?

    This was a good book well narrated


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Side of the Sky?

    I cannot think of a particular scene. It was a good book full out.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    They were good.


    If you could rename This Side of the Sky, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shelley watford city, ND, United States 08-11-12
    shelley watford city, ND, United States 08-11-12
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    "worthy of your time"
    If you could sum up This Side of the Sky in three words, what would they be?

    love,jealousy,friendship


    What other book might you compare This Side of the Sky to and why?

    I don't know what to compare it to, just read best friend forever by Jennifer Weiner which shows a similar friendship.tangled with envy and jealousy.but virtuous in the end.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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    E. L. Campbell Tucson, AZ USA 08-06-12
    E. L. Campbell Tucson, AZ USA 08-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Outstanding Novel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yea-This book gives a realistic view of Americana-it should be required reading for anyone interested in our nation's history.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No favorites-they were all well developed and interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking for another book from this author

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    Beth Pasco, WA, United States 08-02-12
    Beth Pasco, WA, United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awful! Don't waste your money"

    Boring, terrible narrator, awful characters. Just a complete waste. I just couldn't get into this book

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