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  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Will Damron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,893
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,472
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,392

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

Tantalizing!

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Reviewed: 02-23-19

Held my attention from beginning to end. Enlightening as to what difference a ‘boy’ could make to the lives of so many. His love story with Anna is so poignant. As is his connection to family and extended family, but there is no fairness in the General getting away with such horrid crimes.

  • Forty Autumns

  • A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall
  • By: Nina Willner
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 228

In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family - of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than 40 years and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A personal look at a tenuous era that divided a city and a nation and continues to haunt us, Forty Autumns is an intimate and beautifully written story of courage, resilience, and love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating

  • By AvidReader on 03-24-19

A book you cannot set aside....

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Reviewed: 10-17-18

A historical learning experience.....one that teaches while opening historical highlights of East and West Berlin. While families became separated, the strong pull of togetherness brings them back together. The importance of parents who were the glue that held the children from near and far together.
A must read!