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When the Sky Fell Apart

Narrated by: Lara J West
Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Jersey, June 1940: it starts after the bombs land, obliterating the last shred of hope that Hitler will avert his attention from the Channel Islands.

Within weeks 12,000 German troops land on the Jersey beaches. For 10-year-old Claudine, it means a reeducation under German rule, and for Maurice it means protecting his sick wife at all costs. These memorable characters take you on a journey through the war that you will not forget.

©2016 Caroline Lea (P)2016 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"The writing is beautiful. The characters’ growing affinities, and the complications those relationships brings with them, make for fascinating reading." (Cecelia Ekback, author of Wolf Winter)

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beautiful story form new author

Loved this intimate story of people's lives, passions, compassion and struggles to survive. This is a very personal tale set against a backdrop of history's most earth shattering periods

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GREAT BOOK

This was a really great book, I can relate to it being born in Jersey in the Channel Islands and knowing about the occupation. I bought it last year and it only started playing this year, it was the last credit I used before leaving for a while. I couldn't get anyone to help me because I Was not a member, so please please make sure your books are working if you are leaving and use your last credits.(You might lose them.)

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Beautifully written

A fascinating and touching subject; this was utterly compelling from start to finish, with truly lovely turns of phrase and well rounded characters.

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Refunded

This may well have been a great book but sadly I couldn't cope with the narration. The delivery was painfully slow, so much so, that it made it impossible for me to follow the story. I listened to about half an hour but then applied for a refund.