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  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption | Laura Hillenbrand

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Janice says: "Indescribable"
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend | Laura Hillenbrand

    Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail.

    Janice says: "See you in the winner's circle"
  • Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive | Laura Hillenbrand

    Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome.

    Auroramyst says: "Great Audio Book for Parents & Kids In The Car"
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend | Laura Hillenbrand

    Seabiscuit: An American Legend

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
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    Laura Hillenbrand beautifully renders this breathtaking saga of one horse's journey from also-ran to national luminary. Seabiscuit: An American Legend is an inspiring tale of unlikely heroes, a classic story of three embattled individuals overcoming the odds in the Great Depression.

    Andrew says: "Abridged = Awful"
  • Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand

    Unbroken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved. In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys.

    Vishrut says: "Transcendental"
  • Seabiscuit: Three Men and a Racehorse | Laura Hillenbrand

    Seabiscuit: Three Men and a Racehorse

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and the basis of a major film adaptation, Seabiscuit is the true story of three men and their dreams for one racehorse. A story that symbolises a pivotal moment in US history, as modern America was born out of the crucible of the Depression and the new century’s greatest nation found the courage to bet on itself to win against the odds. In 1936, the habits of 19th-century America were finally consigned to history just as Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind was published.

  • Ukuelig | Laura Hillenbrand

    Ukuelig

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Torben Sekov
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    En eftermiddag i maj 1943 styrtede et amerikansk bombefly ned i Stillehavet og forsvandt. Flyets bombeoperatør, Louis Zamperini, fik sig bjærget op på en redningsflåde. Dermed begyndte en af de mest bemærkelsesværdige odysséer under 2. Verdenskrig. Før krigen var Louis langdistanceløber, og han deltog i OL i Berlin i 1936. Efterfølgende var målet OL i Tokyo i 1940. Det blev som bekendt aldrig til noget, og det blev som krigsfange, at Louis kom til Japan.

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