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The Crossing

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Summary

In The Crossing, Cormac McCarthy fulfills the promise of All the Pretty Horses and at the same time gives us a work that is darker and more visionary, a novel with the unstoppable momentum of a classic Western and the elegaic power of a lost American myth. In the late 1930s, 16-year-old Billy Parham captures a she-wolf that has been marauding his family's ranch. But instead of killing it, he decides to take it back to the mountains of Mexico. With that crossing he begins an arduous and often dreamlike journey into a country where men meet ghosts and violence strikes as suddenly as heat lightning - a world where there is no order "save that which death has put there". An essential novel by any measure, The Crossing is luminous and appalling, a book that touches, stops, and starts the heart and mind at once.

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Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
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Women at War

Summary

1939. Viola Baxter and Fred Scholtz planned to start their new lives together. But Fred is half-German and, with war fast approaching, he must travel to Germany to bring his sister home. But that journey is enough for others to suspect him...and Viola.  When Annie Scholz heard her beloved grandmother was seriously ill, she wasted no time rushing to Germany to be by her side. She didn't realise it meant she would not be able to return home to the UK. Even reuniting with her childhood beau is bittersweet - how can she love someone who stands for everything she opposes? With everyone watching Annie and Fred so closely, there is no room for error...or dangerous resistance.

©2021 Jan Casey (P)2021 Soundings

Narrator: Willow Nash
Author: Jan Casey
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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The Women of Waterloo Bridge

Summary

London, 1940. After her fiancé breaks off their engagement, Evelyn decides to do her part for the war effort by signing up for construction work on Waterloo Bridge. Grieving after her little boy dies in an air raid, Gwen is completely lost when her husband sends their younger children to the countryside for safety. Enlisting as a construction worker, she is partnered with cheerful Evelyn. The two women strike up a heartwarming friendship. Musical prodigy Joan's life has always been dictated by her controlling mother. When an affair nearly ends in scandal, Joan finally takes her life into her own hands. She soon finds work at Waterloo Bridge. Yet there are other troubles for her to overcome.... 

©2020 Jan Casey (P)2021 Soundings

Narrator: Annie Aldington
Author: Jan Casey
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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