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  • The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder

  • By: Michael Fuller, David Vachon, Paul Chrastina, and others
  • Narrated by: Michael Holmes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
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Here are tales of adventurers, gifted and determined, who enriched our lives as they lived theirs with spirit and grit: Francis Scott Key, who turned glorious patriot as he saw Fort McHenry's defenders bombed but not bowed; Amelia Earhart, who became a famous pilot before she could fly, slaves William and Ellen Craft, who ran a thousand miles for freedom using audacity and ingenious disguise, and many more. Discover the true stories about the people you only thought you knew.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who knew?

  • By A. Good on 02-13-14

Fascinating Stories That Happen To Be True

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Reviewed: 01-09-14

These are wonderful stories of Americans that I enjoyed hearing and learning more about. I know the story of William and Ellen Craft very well because they were my ancestors but, despite my familiarity, I enjoyed hearing it as if it were my first time encountering their tale. I was also impressed by how thoroughly the breadth of their story was conveyed in a compact amount of time. The other stories with which I was less familiar were similarly engaging and I enjoyed hearing them, too. Mike Holmes' narration provides a strong voice for covering a range of stories from various time periods. Overall the audio book was well produced, including background music, and it moved at a nice pace without bogging down which made it a pleasure to listen to.

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