This Side of the Sky

  • by Elyse Singleton
  • Narrated by Myra Taylor, Sharon Washington, Richard Ferrone
  • 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Award-winning journalist Elyse Singleton delivers what Essence calls “a gem - the perfect book to curl up with.”
Best friends Lilian and Myraleen, two African American women from rural Mississippi, travel to Europe during World War II to act as members of the Women’s Army Corps. During this time of segregation and destruction, both women discover love and heartbreak, triumph and defeat.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Wonderful; historical, moving and very well done!!

What made the experience of listening to This Side of the Sky the most enjoyable?

The narrators were extremely convincing.


What did you like best about this story?

The realistic nature.


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Very entertaining!!


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The love scene of prisoner and heroine.


Any additional comments?

Would love to see more from author!

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- Claudette

A Breath of Fresh Air

Any additional comments?

This is a beautiful story different from most, beautifully written, and beautifully performed. It is the depiction of lives we rarely get a glimpse of. I wholeheartedly recommend this gem of a novel.

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- Adina Andreu

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-15-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books