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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

Highly recommended for all audiences

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

Reviewed: 01-13-14

If you could sum up The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder in three words, what would they be?

History - short bites

What does Michael Holmes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michael's rich voice and warm tone engage the listener and bring the stories to life with just the right touch.

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

I was fascinated to learn about these characters from American history - some familiar, some not. The stories are just long enough to give you a good taste for the character, leaving you want to learn more.

Any additional comments?

These stories a appropriate and recommended for all audiences.

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