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    • The Sun and the Moon

    • Hoaxers, Showmen, and Lunar Man-Bats in 19th-Century New York
    • By: Matthew Goodman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The Sun and the Moon tells the delightful and surprisingly true story of how a series of articles in the Sun newspaper in 1835 convinced the citizens of New York that the moon was inhabited. Purporting to reveal discoveries of a famous British astronomer, the series described such moon life as unicorns, beavers that walked upright, and four-foot-tall flying man-bats. It quickly became the most widely circulated newspaper story of the era.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • some very good some very bad

    • By peter on 10-30-10

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Eighty Days

    • Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
    • By: Matthew Goodman
    • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer’s World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day - and heading in the opposite direction by train - was a young journalist from The Cosmopolitan magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne’s fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who knew?

    • By Susan Gardner Bowers on 03-18-13
    • Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
    • By: Matthew Goodman
    • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
    • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 02-26-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 112 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00