Under Darkening Skies

Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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In the shadow of World War II, one young woman must make an unthinkable sacrifice for those she loves.

Norway, 1940. Nazis pour into Oslo, a shroud of dread looms over the city, and eighteen-year-old Ingrid Solberg fears the worst. Under German rule, harsh rationing and the exorbitant cost of medicine threaten the lives of many, including Ingrid’s mother. And when Ingrid meets a young SS officer, she’s forced to make a desperate choice. 

Seventy years later, after the death of Ingrid in her adopted country of Canada, her son, Arnold, finds a disturbing letter in her belongings. Though mired in his own personal problems, Arnold puts his troubled life on hold and embarks on a journey to Oslo to understand his family’s history. 

As Arnold confronts the past, he discovers dark secrets and the long-lasting repercussions of decisions his mother made long ago. But as disturbing as his discoveries are, he has come too far to shrink from the ugly truth now…

©2020 Ray Kingfisher. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Very Good but Very Disturbing

I found 'Under The Darkening Skies' to be a really good book. The story is about a woman in Norway who gave birth to a lebensborn child during WWII. I have done a lot of reading about WWII as I am a history buff but didn't know this program even exist. I was really disturbed and saddened about the way the levensborn children where treated after the war. I am a history buff and found this very compelling. The narrators are fantastic and do a great job. I highly recommend it.

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Great book!

Enlightening story based on probability. Frightening what happens when evil men have the control. Amazing g how people can be led down such awful paths.

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Predictable..... slow story line

This story dragged with dialogue that was often too wordy and slowed the story line to a crawl. I solved the mystery of this story mid-way through the book.

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  • Mintychristine
  • 01-23-20

Great book

I've read loads of WW2 stories and this was really interesting Loved the originality of story the characters etc Cassandra Campbell is a brilliant narrator if the accents where a bit off it doesn't matter I believe her even doing a male voice it sounds ok Great read

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  • mrs a j harding
  • 01-18-20

Brilliant

Wow, a beautiful story which had me hooked.
full of mystery,love,heartache.
Very much recommended.