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  • The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Stewart O'Nan
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    In 1944, the big top of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford caught fire during the middle of an afternoon performance. Nine thousand people were inside. In seconds, the big top was burning out of control. The toll of the fire, and its circumstances, haunt Hartford to the present day. But it is the intense, detailed narrative - before, after, and especially during the panic under the burning tent - that will remain with listeners long after they finish this book.

    P. M. Morris says: "Harrowing and brilliantly detailed"
    "The Circus Lure"
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    Story
    If you could sum up The Circus Fire in three words, what would they be?

    Intense, compassionate and thorough.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Circus Fire?

    How devasting the disaster was in the annals of history. The descriptions of the victims. You could feel the fear.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I want to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry. It also made me respect the history of the circus and the lure of the circus.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Narrated By Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1181)
    Performance
    (893)
    Story
    (903)

    On May 13, 1945, 24 American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s best-selling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers pulled through.

    Janice says: "Facinating history"
    "Captivating Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Lost in Shangri-La to be better than the print version?

    No.


    What other book might you compare Lost in Shangri-La to and why?

    Hellhound on His Trail


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Following the crash the story of survival and the meeting of the natives.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Good story wish I could share it easily with my friends. That is the biggest drawback for your service. I love loaning my books and CD's but it is impossible to really just share the book without signing them up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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