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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,979
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,554
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,474

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager - obsessed with music, food, and girls - but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier - a move they think will keep him out of combat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best Thing? It Really Happened!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 08-07-17

Outstanding! Drama and true war history abound!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This book was engrossing from start to finish. The narrator was dynamic and consistent, an important feature in all audio books.

Rarely do you find a story this compelling and yet full of actual historical events. The emotional parts of the sorry had me tearing up at times, not something I'm accustomed to but this is a testimonial in itself of how engrossed I was on thr story.

A must read!

  • A Handful of Hard Men

  • The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia
  • By: Hannes Wessels
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight, he showed himself to be a military maestro. After 12 years in the cauldron of war, his cause slipped from beneath him, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Story- Title says it all... Hard Men

  • By rowca on 10-05-17

A story more people need to hear....

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-17

Outstanding narrative and very clear narrator. A compelling story from a perspective I was not fully aware of. Must read!

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  • African Kaiser

  • General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
  • By: Robert Gaudi
  • Narrated by: Paul Hodgson
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 587
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 552

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the continent of Africa was a hotbed of international trade, colonialism, and political gamesmanship. So when World War I broke out, the European powers were forced to contend with each other not just in the bloody trenches - but in the treacherous jungle. And it was in that unforgiving land that General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck would make history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Written, Well Read, Well Done!

  • By Matthew on 02-25-17

Captivating!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-17

If you enjoy military history and colonialism, this is a can't miss, sometimes hard to believe story about an extraordinary individual and the scenes unfolding around German East Africa.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful