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Thunderstruck [electronic resource]. Erik Larson.

Larson, Erik. (Author). Balaban, Bob. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780739346860 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (10 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2006.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Bob Balaban.
Summary, etc.: A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners, scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed, and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 336079 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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