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Beside a Burning Sea

Written by: John Shors
Narrated by: Richard Poe
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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.

©2008 John Shors (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Ann
  • 2009-09-23


I really wanted to like this book. I like the time period and the setting and even the premise. But I just could not like it. The dialogue was very melodramatic and the whole scenario just was implausiable to the nth degree. I can live with some degree of unbelievability in a book but this was too much.

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  • Kelsey
  • 2019-02-28

Most Beautiful Book

This is one of my most favorite books, and re-reading it has been a joy! However, while the narrator was fine, I would have loved to experience this book with a full cast!