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Lorenzo Carcaterra

Naples, Italy, during four fateful days in the fall of 1943. The only people left in the shattered, bombed-out city are the lost, abandoned children whose only goal is to survive another day. None could imagine that they would become fearless fighters and the unlikeliest heroes of World War II. They are the warriors immortalized in Street Boys, Lorenzo Carcaterra's exhilarating new novel, a book that exceeds even his bestselling Sleepers as a riveting reading experience. It's late September. The war in Europe is almost won. Italy is leaderless, Mussolini already arrested by anti-Fascists. The German army has evacuated the city of Naples. Adults, even entire families, have been marched off to work camps or simply sent off to their deaths. Now, the German army is moving toward Naples to finish the job. Their chilling instructions are: If the city can't belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one. No one but children. Children who have been orphaned or hidden by parents in a last, defiant gesture against the Nazis. Children, some as young as ten years old, armed with just a handful of guns, unexploded bombs, and their own ingenuity. Children who are determined to take on the advancing enemy and save the city-or die trying. There is Vincenzo Soldari, a sixteen-year-old history buff who is determined to make history by leading others with courage and self-confidence; Carlo Maldini, a middle-aged drunkard desperate to redeem himself by adding his experience to the raw exuberance of the young fighters; Nunzia Maldini, his nineteen-year-old daughter, who helps her father regain his self-respect- and loses her heart to an American G.I.; Corporal Steve Connors, a soldier sent out on reconnaissance, then cut off from his comrades-with no choice but to aid the street boys; Colonel Rudolph Van Klaus, the proud Nazi commander shamed by his own sadistic mission; and, of course, the dozens of young boys who use their few skills and great heart to try to save their city, their country, and themselves. In its compassionate port

Naples, Italy, during four fateful days in the fall of 1943. The only people left in the shattered, bombed-out city are the lost, abandoned children whose only goal is to survive another day. None could imagine that they would become fearless fighters and the unlikeliest heroes of World War II. They are the warriors immortalized in Street Boys, Lorenzo Carcaterra's exhilarating new novel, a book that exceeds even his bestselling Sleepers as a riveting reading experience. It's late September. The war in Europe is almost won. Italy is leaderless, Mussolini already arrested by anti-Fascists. The German army has evacuated the city of Naples. Adults, even entire families, have been marched off to work camps or simply sent off to their deaths. Now, the German army is moving toward Naples to finish the job. Their chilling instructions are: If the city can't belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one. No one but children. Children who have been orphaned or hidden by parents in a last, defiant gesture against the Nazis. Children, some as young as ten years old, armed with just a handful of guns, unexploded bombs, and their own ingenuity. Children who are determined to take on the advancing enemy and save the city-or die trying. There is Vincenzo Soldari, a sixteen-year-old history buff who is determined to make history by leading others with courage and self-confidence; Carlo Maldini, a middle-aged drunkard desperate to redeem himself by adding his experience to the raw exuberance of the young fighters; Nunzia Maldini, his nineteen-year-old daughter, who helps her father regain his self-respect- and loses her heart to an American G.I.; Corporal Steve Connors, a soldier sent out on reconnaissance, then cut off from his comrades-with no choice but to aid the street boys; Colonel Rudolph Van Klaus, the proud Nazi commander shamed by his own sadistic mission; and, of course, the dozens of young boys who use their few skills and great heart to try to save their city, their country, and themselves. In its compassionate port
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Naples, Italy, during four fateful days in the fall of 1943. The only people left in the shattered, bombed-out city are the lost, abandoned children whose only goal is to survive another day. None could imagine that they would become fearless fighters and the unlikeliest heroes of World War II. They are the warriors immortalized in Street Boys, Lorenzo Carcaterra's exhilarating new novel, a book that exceeds even his bestselling Sleepers as a riveting reading experience. It's late September. The war in Europe is almost won. Italy is leaderless, Mussolini already arrested by anti-Fascists. The German army has evacuated the city of Naples. Adults, even entire families, have been marched off to work camps or simply sent off to their deaths. Now, the German army is moving toward Naples to finish the job. Their chilling instructions are: If the city can't belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one. No one but children. Children who have been orphaned or hidden by parents in a last, defiant gesture against the Nazis. Children, some as young as ten years old, armed with just a handful of guns, unexploded bombs, and their own ingenuity. Children who are determined to take on the advancing enemy and save the city-or die trying. There is Vincenzo Soldari, a sixteen-year-old history buff who is determined to make history by leading others with courage and self-confidence; Carlo Maldini, a middle-aged drunkard desperate to redeem himself by adding his experience to the raw exuberance of the young fighters; Nunzia Maldini, his nineteen-year-old daughter, who helps her father regain his self-respect- and loses her heart to an American G.I.; Corporal Steve Connors, a soldier sent out on reconnaissance, then cut off from his comrades-with no choice but to aid the street boys; Colonel Rudolph Van Klaus, the proud Nazi commander shamed by his own sadistic mission; and, of course, the dozens of young boys who use their few skills and great heart to try to save their city, their country, and themselves. In its compassionate port

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joe Mantegna

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:54


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:42


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:57


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:36