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  • The Tuscan Child

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble, Katy Sobey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,767
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,747

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal. Nearly 30 years later, Hugo's estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father's funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Knocked this one out of the park

  • By Anne on 02-22-18

Spellbinding

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

Can stop listening to it! And honestly, I won’t listen to books that don’t have great narrators! But these are a 10! Loves this book!

  • The Room on Rue Amélie

  • By: Kristin Harmel
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby, Jacques Roy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

When newlywed Ruby Henderson Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband, Marcel, she imagines strolling arm in arm along the grand boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. But war is looming on the horizon, and as France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter, too. Charlotte Dacher is 11 when the Germans roll into the French capital, their sinister swastika flags snapping in the breeze. After the Jewish restrictions take effect and Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, Charlotte can't imagine things getting much worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay

  • By E. Moe on 04-05-18

Fabulous read!

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

This is a must read book about unsung brave heroes who helped to win the war against Germany! You will fall in love with the characters and mourn the loss of them for days after you put the book down, because you are so taken with the book, you will miss them!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • The Alice Network

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Quinn
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,367
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,648

In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are standing on the shoulders of giants...

  • By Marie on 02-25-18

Addicting

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

This book was one of the best books I have ever read! And I read about a book a week! If you love historical fiction, World War 11 spy books and just a down right great book, read this book! It is one of those books that when you finish, you miss the characters!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Surviving the Fatherland

  • A True Coming of Age Love Story Set in WWII Germany
  • By: Annette Oppenlander
  • Narrated by: Naomi Jacobson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Spanning 13 years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, author Annette Oppenlander's Surviving the Fatherland is a sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not worth my time

  • By alice webber on 06-12-18

Breathtaking

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Love love love this book! A perspective by German citizens who were caught up in Hitlers reign! Makes you think! Hopefully, it will speak to others who are caught up with a dictator to not stand for evilness! This book explains in great detail how the German people, along with children were terribly affected by this evil dictator! Nothing compared to the Jews, but still a perspective that sheds light on both the struggle and survival of mankind along with the love of strangers! A must read!

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