The accounts in this audiobook exist because people endured their miserable circumstances - they survived. Their stories remind us that while suffering is part of life, so is deliverance.
Compilation copyright ©2002 Nate Hardcastle; Introductions copyright ©2002 Nate Hardcastle; (P)2002 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
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Yes. These are very dynamic stories that have been abbreviated and really "cut to the chase" of the best parts!
The Donner party author's father was found alive.
Narrator had an excellent ability to express proper emotion with each story.
I was very "moved" by the end of the journey for the survivors of the Chilean rugby team after their lengthy ordeal with survival and cannibalism in the Andes Mountains.
I've read nearly all of the more detailed and lengthy versions, but I also highly recommend listening to these short stories.
This work, mainly composed of B-list, pseudo-historical stories by B-list authors (Melville, of course, excluded) is slow, mismatched and tedious. The stories are maybe the equivalent of bed stories, though there slowness may cause the reader before the child to fall asleep.
I agree with Ryan. This book seemed like nothing more than a collection of uncopyrighted material taken from writings by people who've gone through hard times. Moreover, parts of it are in old English. Disappointing.
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