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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 21,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,132

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

Great book - Great narration

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

I loved the story of the book and the way it was told. I’m glad I knew going into the book that Pino survived because I was on the edge of my seat the entire time wondering how he was going to survive. Not only was the story of Pino amazing but it also provided an amazing story of the war itself. The narration was incredible. I felt like it was Pino telling his own story.

  • Autumn

  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: Melody Grove
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 267

Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible use of language

  • By Mary on 03-06-17

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Someone else said in a review that this book was not for them. I totally agree. It might have been better in written format, but if would have heard “Elizabeth said” and “Daniel said” over and over one more time I would have ripped my hair out. I had to stop listening mid way through and I don’t think I have ever done that before with any book ever. It was whiney with no plot.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 7,230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,746

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Creative

  • By Sharey on 09-04-17

Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

This was sort of an odd but great book. The performance was amazing and I am glad I listened rather than read it - it added a breath of "life" to the story. This was definitely not a fun book, but rather one that made you think about the quality of life as well as death. Also made me want to learn more about Lincoln the man. One of those listens that I hated to see end.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful