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  • Milk and Honey

  • By: Yolanda Olson
  • Narrated by: Amber Meadows
  • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4

I've spent most of my time in a cage. A beautiful steel structure that gives me a sense of safety. I've been let out, and I don't like this. I can't tell if this is a mind game or if I'm no longer of use. Nothing seems real anymore, and I've been left alone. I want to be put back into the world I know, but he's been gone for days, and I don't know when he'll come home, or if he'll come home, and it breaks my heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow and chilling!

  • By Well Read Romantic on 04-09-19

What an amazing journey!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-19

Yolanda Olson's stories are always gripping, but to hear them aloud is truly a wonderful thing. The words she puts to paper coming out of my speakers never ceases to entertain the dark parts of my soul, and the titalation of thinking that someone driving past me could get a snippet of the story is entertaining as well.
This story is definitely not for the meek, but if you want a dark story that will stay with you for a while, you need to hear about the girl and her Sir.

  • A Motherland's Daughter, a Fatherland's Son

  • A WWII Novel
  • By: Ellie Midwood
  • Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

On the border of this newly divided territory, a young Wehrmacht Unteroffizier, Werner, and a Soviet military interpreter, Kira, meet and fall in love against all odds. Both forced into the military against their will, they wish for one thing only - a peaceful life together. Everything is set for Kira to defect and marry Werner...but the German army invades the Soviet Union, and now the two lovers are forced to fight against each other on the opposite sides of the frontline. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a Soul-Gripping Book!

  • By Kindle Customer49 on 01-29-19

So unusual, but in the best way possible!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-18

I'd never heard an audio book that actually had the male and female lines in each chapter read in a male or female voice!
To explain this a little better, in Kira's chapter, all male lines are read by the male narrator.
Unusual, and it caught me by surprise the first word I heard, but after a minute it became my favorite! I already loved this story, but hearing it out loud was so moving. Definitely one of my favorites!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Austrian: A War Criminal's Story

  • By: Ellie Midwood
  • Narrated by: Jonathan M. Matthews
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

 What is going through the mind of a war criminal, tried by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg? Regret for his atrocious actions? Frantic desire to defend himself to the end? Desperate longing to be forgiven by his former enemies or craving of human kindness, even though he knows that he doesn’t deserve any… And the strongest of all, the fear to never again see the one, who he risked everything for, the only woman that he still continues to live for.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Important Book

  • By Kindle Customer49 on 01-29-19

Amazing story and beautifully read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I truly enjoy this story, and Ernst's version of everything that happened in his life leading him to where he was in The Girl From Berlin Series. And I have to say, the way it is read is truly amazing. The German accent is used in the best spots, and having the regular dialogue read with a general, American accent makes it easy to understand and follow. The narrator's voice is like butter, and hearing him, I can feel why Ernst was so persuasive! I can only hope Ellie Midwood also uses the same narrator and also puts The Austrian Part 2 on Audible. Perfection!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Indigo Rebels

  • By: Ellie Midwood
  • Narrated by: Becky Boyd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

France, 1940 - The German army has marched into Paris. Three siblings, three very different people leading very different lives, find themselves face-to-face with new occupants of their city, and neither of them can guess what the occupation has in store for them, and how it will change their lives. Giselle Legrand, a renowned novelist and a socialite, encounters an unannounced guest in her apartment - a newly arrived chief of the Gestapo, Sturmbannführer Dr. Karl Wünsche, who is intended to billet there and who soon starts making unwelcome changes in Giselle's lifestyle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo!

  • By Kindle Customer49 on 01-28-19

Loved it!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The story is amazing and enthralling, the narration is perfect! I never wanted to turn it off. If you enjoy historical fiction, especially set during WWII, this is the story for you!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Emilia

  • By: Ellie Midwood
  • Narrated by: Sofia Willingham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

This story is dedicated to all the victims of sexual slavery in German concentration camps, who had to endure inhumane suffering under the Nazi regime. For many years after the atrocities had been committed, both sides - the abusers and the abused - still vehemently denied certain aspects of the Holocaust, and even the victims refused to admit the ugly truth about their incarceration, some out of fear, some out of shame, until several women decided to break an unofficial oath of silence, and brought their stories to life. This book is based on one of those stories. Emilia is a young Jewish woman, whose life slowly turns into a nightmare as she finds herself facing a dreadful choice: to secure her family's very existence by offering herself to one of the men who had put her behind the walls with barbed wire, or perish together with the least fortunate ones. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Horro, Fascination, and Compassion

  • By Kindle Customer49 on 01-28-19

The emotions that this book will tear from you!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Where does Emilia rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is by far the most emotional audio book I have ever listened to. The main character, Emilia, goes through so many horrifying moments, and hearing it brought to life is heartbreaking!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Emilia?

Listening to Emilia talk about what life was like at the camp, and what she and her friend went through was so emotional!

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

I don't know that I've listened to her work before, but I fully plan to find more of her work.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This story made a tear come to my eye several times!

Any additional comments?

Ellie Midwood is an amazing author to begin with, and hearing this story out loud is an amazing experience!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful