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Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel

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Will Damron

17 Hours 46 Minutes

Brilliance Audio

May 2017

Audio Book Summary

Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.

Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.

Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.

In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.

Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.

Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

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    Wonderful glimpse into such a critical time in history. I could see the story in my mind. It was clear, painful, and joyous.

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  • Bob G.

    A fascinating story full of WW2 history. We listened to it as we drove the area of northern Italy and Milan

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  • Rick M.

    My first experience with audiobooks and it was excellent ! The story was riveting and delivered beautifully. Thank you

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  • Anonymous

    Intriguing. Hard to put down and the narrator is a mesmerizing reader.

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  • Anonymous

    One of the first WWII books I’ve read and it really set a high bar. I’m so grateful Mark Sullivan was able to write this book and capture the heroic efforts of Pino and his friends and family. Highly recommend.

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  • Kathleen G.

    One of my all time favorite books! It has everything...adventure, suspense, true events, twists, and a love story.

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  • Carl T.

    An in depth look at the tragedy of war and the depravity of those behind the facades of honor and patriotism. Though most feel the desire to do good and serve they are often pawns in a game that has nothing to do with noble cause.

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  • Anonymous

    Loved the narrator’s voice. An intriguing and heartbreaking story of a hero in Italy during WWII but what I found more intriguing was what happened after the war.

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  • Suzanne T.

    This book had me at the beginning. The twists and turns of the war and the way the boys handled things were amazing. I can’t say enough, I learned truth, wept with them and just want to say fantastic book.

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  • Anonymous

    Phenomenal book!

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