When the Stars Fall to Earth

  • by Rebecca Tinsley
  • Narrated by Holly Villaire
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the Stars Fall to Earth is the story of five young Darfuris trying to make sense of their changing world in a time of war. Their lives come together in a tale of love and loss, self-reliance and courage, fear and violence. They overcome the ultimate challenge: to become proud survivors with a future rather than defeated victims, despite the tragedy enveloping them.
Based on true stories told to human-rights journalist and activist Rebecca Tinsley. Ms. Tinsley has worked in nine African countries. Together with her husband, Henry, she was asked by President and Mrs. Carter to found the Carter Center UK. She is a tireless advocate for human rights around the world. 50% of all proceeds from this audiobook are donated to Network for Africa's projects with survivors of genocide.


What the Critics Say

"Young people in Darfur have had their lives stolen away from them whilst the world has watched. Rebecca's book takes us on their journey and lets us listen to their unbelievable stories, encouraging all of us to act to ensure that the people of Darfur can live in peace and dignity." (Sir Richard Branson)
"[Rebecca Tinsley's] book When the Stars Fall to Earth is a gripping, honest, and ultimately life-changing tale. It is a wake-up call to all who read it, and a reminder that the worst sin we as Americans and Westerners can commit is to turn away, close our eyes and ears, and fail to act in the face of such suffering." (Kathleen Tobin Krueger, wife of Ambassador Robert Krueger)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

brilliantly written and totally engaging

Where does When the Stars Fall to Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best audiobooks I have listened to, very engaging, very moving, well read

What did you like best about this story?

The reality of the stories, interwoven but individualistic. Hard to listen to at times but reality of the devastation that humans inflict upon each other should never be an easy read. Enough detail to make it personal but not media style over emotive.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

A very well written and read book. Credit to the author and those with the courage to tell their stories.

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- Jenny Davidson

When the Stars Fall to Earth - what do YOU do?

Well, some brave souls try and put them back in the sky. And some clever souls then manage to write about it. Make no mistake, this is no easy read, but it is a well-written, full-on and engaging account of the horrors that happen to minorities, especially women, when an authoritarian, ruthless and inhumane regime takes power and abuses it. It's a duty to read it. It's then a duty to do something about it, however great or small. Put your own little star back in the sky.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-03-2013
  • Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing