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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

The American Character Brought to Life

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

Reviewed: 03-11-12

What made the experience of listening to The Americans the most enjoyable?

An entertaining and informative dose of the American spirit. Something that is desperately needed today. Slip it into your kids' iPod and they just may discover what this country's all about.

Crisp writing, meaningful stories and highly listenable delivery by the talented Mike Holmes. Highly recommended.

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