The Lebensborn Experiment

  • by Joyce Yvette Davis
  • Narrated by Kevin Gallagher
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Amid the chaos and destruction of World War II, racial profiling runs rampant. After kidnapped children whose appearances fails to meet the Nordic ideal are taken to concentration camps, some are used in experiments to satisfy the Reich's quest for Aryan superiority. It is April 28, 1945, and a sinister struggle between life and death secretly takes place high in a dingy tower of a medieval castle in the Black Forest. Under the watchful eyes of Nazi Colonel Otto Strass, notorious inventor Dr. Josef Weiss injects a 10-year-old Polish boy with an experimental serum, killing him - that is, until the child, Adok, is miraculously resurrected with unforeseen side effects. Meanwhile, somewhere in the castle dungeon, a Negro American soldier, Sergeant Kapp Johnson, awaits ceremonial execution. But things go awry. On that same day, Hitler's unexpected suicide throws the castle into bedlam. In the ensuing confusion, Kapp is mistakenly given the serum. In a matter of minutes, Kapp has been given a gift even God cannot bestow upon him: eternal life on Earth. In this exciting historical thriller, an American soldier and a Polish boy who unwittingly become victims of the Nazi regime in the final days of World War II must find a way to escape their fate and find their way back home before it is too late.


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Not Historical Fiction in my Mind

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This whole book is either a misunderstanding of the genre historical fiction or a purposeful proselytizing disguised as a story. Either way, it is very strange indeed. Although based in a historical time period, it is a totally outlandish tale about resurrection with not so very vague christian references. There are also some serious racial undertones that I found very unpleasant as well. Overall a wacky story that is completely unbelievable. In my mind historical fiction is setting your characters in a realistic and believable setting that is historically accurate. I think this would be better classified as fiction, then it would probably be enjoyable. The saving grace was the narration, which was solid. If you are looking for an interesting piece of fiction, then this might be up your alley as it is at the very least entertaining. If you are looking for believable historical fiction, look elsewhere.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Michael Richards "History buff and Heraldic Artist..."

Very interesting read!

I didn't find myself over the moon about this book, but I did think it was a very good story with good characters and a good ending. The story follows a couple of different characters as they each make their way through WWII. There's a young Polish boy kidnapped and sent to a home from which German parents adopt pure bloodline Arians. Then there's a black soldier who is captured and administered a drug by mistake by a doctor. Then the doctor himself is the subject of several chapters. The book does a good job of giving the reader these different perspectives about how the war affected them. All in all, I really enjoyed following them and hearing their inner thoughts. The book touches slightly on religion, racism, Nazi propaganda and indoctrination and the utter loss felt by millions during the war.

The narrator did a good job telling the story. The characters were easily discernable from each other and there wasn't much in the way of overlap between voices or accents. Kevin did a great job!

Overall this was a good book. I liked the ending. Definitely room for following books to develop as the characters deal with the ramifications and effects of the war.

I received a free copy of this audio book for an honest review.
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- Eric Reeves

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-21-2016
  • Publisher: Joyce Y. Davis