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  • The Best Land Under Heaven

  • The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny
  • By: Michael Wallis
  • Narrated by: Michael Wallis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well researched but performance is just mediocre

  • By T. Redwood on 07-14-17

riveting.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-17

very thorough history, obviously well researched. riveting story. made me really know the people involved.

  • A Race Like No Other

  • 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
  • By: Liz Robbins
  • Narrated by: Chris Fogg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

New York Times reporter Liz Robbins brings the famed New York City Marathon to life, capturing the day's festivities mile by mile. She tells the stories of the determined competitors - from their friendships and rivalries to their adversity and redemption - through the prism of the unforgettable 2007 race. Infused with rich history of the event's legends and its colorful neighborhood characters, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the first Sunday in November, breathlessly carrying the reader from the start on the Verrazano to the triumphant finish line.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, horrible narrator

  • By N. Craig on 10-02-17

inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

excellent book! the NYC marathon is my "40" goal and this really lit the fire