Lucretia  by Ernest Ellis audiobook

Lucretia : A Novel

By Ernest Ellis
Read by Ernest Ellis

Peaceful Planet 9781544837376

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982684518

  • ISBN: 9781982684501

  • ISBN: 9781982684525

Runtime: 8.78 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Enter a timeless twenty-four hours of intimate dialogue of mind and heart, in which Lucretia experiences an epic train ride across America on the legendary train, the Chief. It is a journey which culminates in a painful and disturbing homecoming, darkened by human passions, unleashed by the lawlessness of war and the disorder of the era following it. These forces reveal themselves through the thoughts of Lucretia and those connected with her on this journey and beyond.

Lucretia’s husband Colly’s letters provide a poignant counterpoint, offering graphic details of Hitler’s death camps and the difficult choices of those who fought against, and those who collaborated in, the genocide of a plundered race. You will struggle with Lucretia, as she seeks to understand her relationships to those in her present and past, strained by the agonizing desolation brought on by war, and the perennial need for sensuality and love. Experience the hope, courage, and tragedy of mothers, fathers, children, and lovers, attempting to survive in war-ravaged Europe.

This story, not for the faint of heart, brings us face-to-face with a history that we forget at our peril, a reminder of the savagery of war, and the inhumanity within the human breast. It is perhaps unique in the way it does this through the beauty of Lucretia, her sensitive thoughts and anticipations, and the often contrasting thoughts and desires of those she encounters on this journey by rail.

*The sound quality of this recording represents the available audio technology of the era.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ellis introduces intriguing elements of fantasy and symbolism to compel interest in the familiar story’s telling once again.” Denver Post on There Lies a Tale

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Author

Author Bio: Ernest Ellis

Author Bio: Ernest Ellis

Ernest Ellis’ deep sensitivity to human suffering is expressed through world circumstances, poignantly tapping in to troubling effects of “man’s inhumanity to man.” While serving as a World War II Naval officer, navigating planes flying the wounded out of battle, Ellis experienced firsthand the horrors of war. Later political activism, community leadership, and friendship with survivors gave Ellis insight into intimate details of human character in such trying circumstances. A brilliant linguist and storyteller, Ellis takes us into the souls of individuals, reeling in the ignorance of their times, where life has lost its stability and purpose, yet the human core that hungers for life, love, and survival is revealed.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English