• The White Rose Network

  • Based on a True Story (A Heartbreaking World War 2 Novel)
  • By: Ellie Midwood
  • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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The White Rose Network

By: Ellie Midwood
Narrated by: Alison Campbell
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Germany, 1943: “I won’t be able to live if anything happens to you,” she whispered into his ear as they said good-bye, not knowing if they would ever see each other again. The White Rose Network brings to life the incredible true story of Sophie Scholl - one of history’s bravest women, who risked everything to lead a revolution against darkness.

Sophie was born to be a rebel, raised by parents who challenged the brutal Nazi regime. Determined to follow in their footsteps, she leaves for university, defying Hitler’s command for women to stay at home.

On her first day in Munich, Sophie’s brother, Hans, introduces her to his dear friend. When she meets Alexander, with his raven black hair and brooding eyes, she knows instantly that she isn’t alone. There are more courageous souls like her who will fight against evil.

Together, and with others who also refuse to back down, they form The White Rose Network. In an underground vault, Sophie and Alexander conspire in whispers, falling in love as they plot against Hitler. Promising her heart to Alexander is the most dangerous act of all - with each risk they take, they get closer to capture.

As snowflakes fall on a frosty February morning, Sophie and her brother scatter Munich University with leaflets calling for resistance: “We will not be silent; we will not leave you in peace!”

But their lives hang in the balance, with the secret police offering a reward to anyone with information on the "White Rose Network". It is only a matter of time before the Gestapo closes in.... And when Sophie is imprisoned in an interrogation room, staring a Nazi officer in the eye, will she take their secrets to her grave? Will she sacrifice her freedom for love?

Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Alice Network, and The Lilac Girls will be completely gripped. Based on a true story, this inspirational tale shows that, in the face of evil, giving up is not an option....

©2022 Ellie Midwood (P)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Absolutely speechless

IT IS SO GRIPPING that it's like your there in that timeliness facing the challenges and problems. I personally identify with Sophie, if there was a time machine built and we could go back, I would stall the man who saved him in real life from drowning at age 7. Putting something right because he was all wrong. The true cancer of that time.

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White rose

People are finally starting to write about the resistance to the Nazi’s within Germany itself. This story of Sophie is just one example how women authors are ensuring the voices of the women who ultimately changed the course of the war are heard. The White Rose is an amazing organization that managed to create a voice that terrified the nazi regime.

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Narrator too chirpy

This is the same narrator for the book “the girl who escaped from Auschwitz”. I should have looked it up before buying the audiobook. This narrator is terrible for telling books about Jews and nazi Germany. She sounds way too chirpy for tragic stories. Will read the book instead of listening. (Drove me nuts that she pronounces the name “Hans” “the same way we say Hands”)

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A story of incredible bravery

I am ashamed to say that I had not heard about the resistance movement in Germany during WWII, so this was quite the education for me. What brave, selfless people Sophie, Hans and the others were. I am so inspired by their light and spirit.