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- The Fire That Changed America
- By: David Von Drehle
- Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
- Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. It was the worst disaster in New York City history.
Interesting but Loong
- By JAS on 04-21-18
How to make a short story long
I made it halfway through chapter 4 before I finally gave up. I no longer care about anyone or anything to do with this tragedy. The author goes on about mundane things to bring to the point of boredom, and the reader doesn't help with his monotone voice.
The Lewis and Clark Journals
- An American Epic of Discovery
- By: Lewis, Clark
- Narrated by: Patrick Cullen
- Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
In their own words, recorded in the famous journals of Lewis and Clark, the members of the Corps of Discovery tell their story with an immediacy and power missing from secondhand accounts. All of their triumphs and terrors are here: the thrill of seeing the vast herds of bison, the fear the captains felt when Sacagawea fell ill, the ordeal of crossing the Continental Divide, the misery of cold and hunger, and the kidnapping and rescue of Lewis' dog, Seaman.
- By Scott Wilkerson on 01-28-18
Not what I was expecting
This book is an actual reading of the journals kept by those in the Lewis and Clark expedition. The journals are read chronologically so you end up with entries by several people on the same day. I was looking for a retelling of their "adventures" and not a word for word reading of the journals.
This book is chock full of information, but it read without much emotion, so it comes across rather boring and monotonous.
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