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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

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A Column of Fire
Ken Follett
Paul Bannister
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Christmas Eve 1914 - Audible Drama

Christmas Eve, 1914 - Charles Olivier, Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Damon Herriman, James Scott, John Beck, Lance Guest, Gabe Greenspan, Nate Jones

This is a brief, heart-touching story of the WWI Christmas truce. Through the young men of one company, one hears about the incompetence that worked its way from the top down and how men's lives were sometimes wasted as a result. In its dramatic format, this book allows the listener to feel the frustration of nonsensical orders that could send a man to his death, the fear of the next barrage, and the wonder of the proposed truce.

Told through a letter/flashback, this free Audible production brings this fateful night to life when, 100 years ago, fighting men put aside their weapons to celebrate Christmas together.