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    • The Boy Who Wanted Wings

    • By: James Conroyd Martin
    • Narrated by: James Gilles
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It is September 11, 1683, and the Ottoman Turks stand at Vienna poised to bring down the weakening citadel and impose jihad. Their sights are set on all of Europe. Aleksy, a Tatar raised by a Polish peasant family, holds in his heart the wish to become a Polish winged hussar, a Christian lancer who carries into battle a device attached to his back that holds dozens of eagle feathers. As a Tatar and as a peasant, this is an unlikely quest. When he meets Krystyna, the daughter of the noble who owns the land that his parents work, he falls hopelessly in love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy topic, setting and characters, poor execution.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-03-19

    Regular price: $24.95