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    • So Close to Home

    • A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II
    • By: Michael J. Tougias, Alison O’Leary
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey 50 miles away from New Orleans. Captained by 29-year-old Iron Cross recipient Erich Würdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with 59 souls onboard. Most of the crew were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family, consisting of the parents, Ray Sr. and Ina; along with their two children, eight-year-old Ray Jr., nicknamed "Sonny", and 11-year-old Lucille.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Stop Listening

    • By Reader7347 on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $20.97