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A great combination of story and history

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-12-17

This story was moving, inspirational, tragic, and sweet. The author had more fascinating history than it would seem could be contained in one lifetime, and he pulled it together with the personal details and dialogue that he reconstructed. This story made me want to know Pino Lella, made me wish to know what his beautiful Ana looked like, and made me curious about the fate of the general. Even though there are many books about WWII, this was a fresh view of the war, from Italy and from more of a supply side of the Nazi war machine. The narrator was effective without being distracting, which is all I ever want from a narrator. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story.

I wish it didn't end

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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: 11-26-15

As soon as I saw that Nicholas Boulton narrated this book, I knew I must listen to it. No readers allow me to be immersed in a story like he does. I have found that many historical romances have more depth and complexity than modern ones, and this book is no exception. The main characters are both flawed and honorable, and both are filled with self-doubt covered by bravado. They are equally strong, and rather than change for each other, both grow to love the other for who they really are. I hope there are books to follow this one, because the supporting characters were interesting and worthy of their own stories. The only thing I disliked about this audio book is that it ended.

13 of 18 people found this review helpful

Perfect romantic performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-15

This is one of my favorite romances I've listened to. The story was fun, both characters were strong (I'm not a fan of romances with helpless virginal females and rich men who think no means yes), and the reader had a nice and expressive voice. Although some things in the plot were slightly implausible, the plot moved quickly and stayed interesting. The sex scenes were racy but not too graphic, and they actually made sense with the story. I look forward to more books by this author/reader combo!

Enjoyable in every way

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-15

The book was suspenseful, romantic, full of interesting characters, and well-read. This book took me through many miles of running!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great narration brought out details

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Reviewed: 02-17-15

I had read Dracula a couple times and seen various movie versions, but listening to the great narration highlighted details that I hadn't noticed before. I jogged many miles to this story!