The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Narrator: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2015) Length: 9 hours 58 minutes Author's Page In this alternate history, the US and it's allies lost WWII in the 1940s. The US in 1962 is divided up between Germany and Japan, with an unoccupied strip in the middle following the Rocky Mountain Range. A banned novel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, is … Continue reading The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

A Pea Coat Goes Home by Les Rolston

Where I Got It: Review copy Narrator: Gary A. Mason Publisher: Revival Waves of Glory Books & Publishing (2015) Length: 47 minutes Author's Page This is the true story about a coat, the author (Les) and his father (Ken). Les discovered the coat in the attic when he was 6. Even then, he was drawn to … Continue reading A Pea Coat Goes Home by Les Rolston

Giveaway & Interview: Peter Golden, Author of Wherever There Is Light

Folks, please give a warm welcome to Peter Golden. We chat about historical works, art, Paris, and much more. Don't forget to check out the giveaway at the end of the post! Enjoy! Are minions/sidekicks just throwaway devices in a tale? Can they become more? Do they need to become more? The writer Anton Chekov … Continue reading Giveaway & Interview: Peter Golden, Author of Wherever There Is Light

Interview: John A. Connell, Author of Ruins of War

Folks, please welcome author John Connell to the blog today. We chat about Ernest Hemingway, WWII historical resources, the importance of high school history teachers, and plenty more. Reality in fiction: how important is it? Lengthy travel, cussing, and bathroom breaks happen in real life. How do you address these mundane occurrences in your writing? … Continue reading Interview: John A. Connell, Author of Ruins of War

Liverpool Connection by Elisabeth Marrion

Where I Got It: Review copy via the author Audiobook Monthly (thanks!). Publisher: Self-published (2015) Narrators: Nancy Peterson Length: 6 hours 35 minutes Series: Book 2 Author's Page Note: This is Book 2 in a trilogy, The Night I Danced with Rommel being Book 1. This book can be read as a stand alone. The story starts in 1926 in Ireland. … Continue reading Liverpool Connection by Elisabeth Marrion

The Statement of Andrew Doran by Matthew Davenport

Where I Got It: Review copy from the author (thanks!). Narrator: Shaun Toole Publisher: Self-published (2015) Length: 6 hours 38 minutes Series: Book 1 Andrew Doran Author's Page Dr. Andrew Doran is an anthropologist and a trouble shooter. The Nazis have stolen a powerful book, the Necronomicon, from the Miskatonic University and they are almost certainly planning wreckage and mayhem with … Continue reading The Statement of Andrew Doran by Matthew Davenport

The Night I Danced with Rommel by Elisabeth Marrion

Where I Got It: Review copy via Audiobook Monthly (thanks!). Publisher: Self-published (2014) Narrators: Nancy Peterson, Bennett Allen Length: 6 hours 34 minutes Author's Page This story is about Hilde and her life growing up in Germany (after WWI) and becoming a wife and mother during WWII. As a girl in East Prussia, she has a dream to become … Continue reading The Night I Danced with Rommel by Elisabeth Marrion

All Clear by Connie Willis

Why I Read It: I loved the first book in this duology, Blackout. Where I Got It: The library. Who I Recommend This To: WWII historical fiction fans who don't mind a bit of time travel. Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Audible Frontiers (2010) Length: 23 hours 46 minutes Series: Book 2 All Clear Author's Page … Continue reading All Clear by Connie Willis

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt

Why I Read It: Short and full of Norse mythology. Where I Got It: Paperbackswap.com Who I Recommend This To: If you are new to Norse mythology, or want a refresher, this is beautifully done. Narrator: Harriet Walter Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2013) Length: 3 hours 46 minutes Series: Book 17 Canongate Myths First, Canongate Myths … Continue reading Ragnarok: The End of the Gods by A. S. Byatt

Blackout by Connie Willis

Why I Read It: Bubonicon is coming up and Connie Willis will be there. So I thought I should give her books a try - and I was not disappointed. Where I Got It: The library. Who I Recommend This To: Enjoy WWII stories? How about time travel? This is an excellent read if you … Continue reading Blackout by Connie Willis