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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


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Reviewed: 11-06-15

Would you listen to The Americans: 11 True Stories of Challenge and Wonder again? Why?

I have listened to this audible once and I'm starting the second time now. I am not a history buff but I find these stories to be entertaining and educational.

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

I can't really think of a book that I can compare this with that is as entertaining as well as educational.

What about Michael Holmes’s performance did you like?

He read with the correct inflection and pronunciations without taking away from the content. I also enjoyed the music added softly and the sound effects added at appropriate times.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I did want to listen to it all but had to leave and return to finish it later. It is great that you can listen to one story at a time.

Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this audible.