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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
    4 out of 5 stars 49

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

History Comes to Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-14

Where does The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The top of my list.

What other book might you compare The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder to and why?

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Your great expectations are fulfilled in the Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder.

What about Michael Holmes’s performance did you like?

Michael Holmes's voice is easy to listen to and the sound effects and music enhance the listening experience.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All the stories moved me!

Any additional comments?

This audio book should be in every school library!!!! Kids of all ages will love these stories.

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