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Alone with the Stars

By: David R. Gillham
Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Emily Bauer
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Publisher's summary

In the summer of 1937, Amelia Earhart is the most famous woman in the world - a record-breaking pilot, a best-selling author, and a modern woman shattering the glass ceiling in the early days of aviation. 

And then she vanishes. 

In Tampa, Florida, 15-year-old Lizzie Friedlander spends her afternoons glued to her father’s radio, tapping into the enormity of a world she longs to travel. Lizzie can hardly believe her ears when she picks up a radio signal from a faraway source that sets her heart racing: “Amelia Earhart calling SOS!” 

As Lizzie copies down the transmissions, it’s clear that the Amelia Earhart is not lost at sea, as the newspapers are dreading, but alive and calling for help. In a race against time, Lizzie must convince the local Coast Guard that the radio transmissions were real and that Earhart's life hangs in the balance. But will anyone believe her? 

Written for audio by David R. Gillham, the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author of City of Women, and performed by Emily Bauer and Hilary Huber, Alone with the Stars is a breathtaking and illuminating tribute to a woman who risked her life in pursuit of new heights, and the young girl who tried desperately to save her when everything went wrong. Inspired by actual events, Alone with the Stars reveals, in riveting detail, the final moments in the life of a great heroine, whose courage changed the world forever.

©2019 David Gillham (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Our favorite moments from Alone with the Stars

"Amelia Earhart calling SOS!"
She never learned Morse Code.
Walls painted in Navy gray
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  • "Amelia Earhart calling SOS!"
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  • She never learned Morse Code.
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  • Walls painted in Navy gray

About the Creator

David R. Gillham is The New York Times best-selling author of City of Women and Annelies. He studied Screenwriting at the University of Southern California before transitioning into fiction. After moving to New York City, Gillham spent more than a decade in the book business, and he now lives with his family in Western Massachusetts.

Photographed by Michael Zide


About the Performer

Lauded as a prolific narrator by the Audiobook Publishers Association, Emily Bauer has a passion for truthful, honest storytelling and creating memorable characters across all genres. The recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones, Listen-Up Awards, and Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews, Emily is also well-known for her animation work on shows such as Pokémon, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Wallykazam!, and has done hundreds of commercials and jingles. Emily has narrated more than 200 audiobooks, including the InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire, the Razorland series by Anne Aguirre, and Life As We Knew It from the Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

About the Performer

Award-winning narrator Hillary Huber has recorded hundreds of titles spanning many genres. Hillary has a BA in English Literature and is a voracious reader and listener of audiobooks. Being raised in conservative Connecticut and hippy Hawaii has given her a unique perspective, straddling two very different worlds. She now splits her time between California and New York. Most of that time is spent in a small 4x4 padded cell. Um...booth.