Beside a Burning Sea by John Shors audiobook

Beside a Burning Sea

By John Shors
Read by Richard Poe

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664497092

  • ISBN: 9781664604926

Runtime: 14.40 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Best-selling author John Shors is a master storyteller. A novel of mercy, love, and renewal in a time of war, Beside a Burning Sea is hailed as "a magical read" (Publishers Weekly). During World War II, the hospital ship Benevolence is providing relief to victims in the South Pacific when she is torpedoed and sunk. Among the survivors are a troubled nurse named Annie and the wounded Japanese soldier named Akira who saves her life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“From page one of Beside a Burning Sea, you know you are in the hands of a master storyteller. This novel has the aura of the mythic, the magical, and that which is grounded in history. Shors weaves psychological intrigue by looking at his characters’ competing desires: love, revenge, and meaning. Both lyrical and deeply imaginative, Beside a Burning Sea confirms again that Shors is an immense talent.” Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club
“Features achingly lyrical prose, even in depicting the horrors of war…Shors pays satisfying attention to class and race dynamics, as well as the tension between wartime enemies. The survivors’ dignity, quiet strength and fellowship make this a magical read.” Publishers Weekly
“An astounding work. Poetic and cinematic as it illuminates the dark corners of human behavior, it is destined to be this decade’s The English Patient.” Booklist
“Fast-paced and earnest.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: John Shors

Author Bio: John Shors

John Shors is an international bestselling author whose work has won numerous awards and been translated into twenty-six languages. He traveled extensively throughout Asia after graduating from Colorado College in 1991, living for several years in Japan, where he taught English, and then trekking across the continent, visiting ten countries and climbing the Himalayas. More recently he worked as a newspaper reporter in his hometown, Des Moines, Iowa, before entering public relations and moving to Boulder, Colorado. John encourages reader feedback and can be easily reached via his website at johnshors.com.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English