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Shoulder the Sky Audiobook

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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Perry Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The World War I Series Release Date:
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By April 1915, as chaplain Joseph Reavley tends to the soldiers in his care, the nightmare of trench warfare is impartially cutting down England’s youth. On one of his rescue forays into no-man’s-land, Joseph finds the body of an arrogant war correspondent, Eldon Prentice. A nephew of the respected General Owen Cullingford, Prentice was despised for his prying attempts to elicit facts that would turn public opinion against the war. Most troublesome to Joseph, Prentice has been killed not by German fire but, apparently, by one of his own compatriots. What Englishman hated Prentice enough to kill him? Joseph is afraid he may know, and his sister, Judith, who is General Cullingford’s driver and translator, harbors her own fearful suspicions. Meanwhile, Joseph and Judith’s brother, Matthew, an intelligence officer in London, continues his quiet search for the sinister figure they call the Peacemaker, who, like Eldon Prentice, is trying to undermine the public support for the struggle—and, as the Reavley family has good reason to believe, is in fact at the heart of a fantastic plot to reshape the entire world. An intimate of kings, the Peacemaker kills with impunity, and his dark shadow stretches from the peaceful country lanes of Cambridgeshire to the twin hells of Ypres and Gallipoli. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Elaine | 12/20/2010

    " Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, far from a mindless read; characters that stay with you, and moral and ethical dilemmas that can easily seem to have more than one answer until one gets directly to the heart of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Sarah | 8/6/2009

    " I didn't like this as well as the first one because of its focus on the battlefield rather than the issues surrounding WWI. But I will definitely be reading on the the series--very well-written and historically fascinating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Toni | 2/8/2009

    " The critics have high regards for this book but I personally didn?t like it, I found the story some what slow and boring, my mind had a tendency to wander, maybe others would enjoy this type of novel but I plainly couldn't get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Daniel | 1/20/2009

    " Book 2 of Perry's WWI saga. An interesting way to experience WWI, although by the end of the 5th book, the "mystery arc" and "bad guy revealed" was anti-climatic. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Perry

Anne Perry is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of holiday novels, two acclaimed mystery series set in Victorian England, and a series set during World War I. She has also written several stand-alone novels and novellas, and her books have been finalists for the Agatha, Edgar, and Macavity awards. Born in London, she now lives in the Scottish highlands.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2012 was a winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.