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Penny Wilkerson

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  • Lincoln in the Bardo

  • A Novel
  • By: George Saunders
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,305
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,265

The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented. February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Mixed Bag

  • By Thomas More on 02-24-17

Confusion

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-18

This was my first audio book ever. I was utterly confused until the middle of the book about who the characters were and what they were doing. It may have been easier for me to follow in print since the book has more of a play-like structure. The book did convey Lincoln’s grief over the loss of his son very poignantly. #confusing #sad #fantasy #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • This Scorched Earth

  • A Novel of the Civil War
  • By: William Gear
  • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

The American Civil War tore at the very roots of our nation and destroyed most of a generation. To truly understand the madness and despair of such a horrendous conflict, one needs to pick a moment. Or see that war through one family’s eyes. In rural Arkansas, such were the Hancocks. Devastated by a cruel war, they faced down their personal hells and, in spite of it all, survived. Their survival is a testament to the power of love...and the American spirit. This is their story. And ours. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Jo on 06-22-18

The Civil War in living color

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Michael Gear brings the tragedy of the Civil War to an everyday rural family. Gear breathes life into the ghosts of the past and creates real, heart-breaking situations that no human should endure. #stark #realhistory #heart-wrenching #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

  • The Ragged Edge of Night

  • By: Olivia Hawker
  • Narrated by: Nick Sandys, Olivia Hawker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet to wed Elisabeth Herter, a widow who seeks a marriage - in name only - to a man who can help raise her three children. Anton seeks something too - atonement for failing to protect his young students from the wrath of the Nazis. But neither he nor Elisabeth expects their lives to be shaken once again by the inescapable rumble of war. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Ragged Edge of Night must be made into a movie

  • By M. King on 10-04-18

Inspiration in the Everyday

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

Reviewed: 11-14-18

Olivia Hawkers prose is brought to life in Nick Sandy’s performance of this true story of an everyday family man’s fight against tyranny and the evils of Nazi Germany. Great listen! #inspiring #relatable #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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