A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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When English Separatists flee to Holland, Dutch urban life corrupts their children and weakens their families. Convinced that God is leading them to the New World, these devout Pilgrims bravely cross the Atlantic. But after violent storms carry them far north of Hudson's River, they fight icy New England winds to build crude shelters. When half die of starvation and cold that winter, the weakened survivors have little hope of facing the specter of Indian attack.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; [2011]
Edition: Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ℗2006
ISBN: 9781449868963
Characteristics: 1 sound file (12 hr., 45 min.) :,digital.
analog, Digital recording, rda
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Additional Contributors: Guidall, George


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Mar 21, 2012

I was disappointed with this one. 4 of 10 for me.


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notTom Dec 16, 2010

These aren't your forefathers' pilgrims. In a riveting account of adventure, espionage, and gritty diplomacy amongst uncertain times, Philbrick draws on a vast amount of sources to provide background and context to the story of the settlers of the Plymouth colony starting in 1620, of the peaceful alliance that was forged with the Pokanoket tribe that inhabited the area near Cape Cod, and of the steady deterioration of that peace throughout the next generation that led to the outbreak of King Philip's War. Drawing much of the story from the personal diaries of William Bradford (Governor of Plymouth colony) and Benjamin Church (the Davy Crockett of his times), Philbrick's history is vibrant with the colorful narrative of its rich characters. For the audiobook, the reader George Guidall adds engaging personality and flawless pronunciation to make time listening to this version time well spent.

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