The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown audiobook

The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

By Daniel James Brown
Read by Michael Prichard

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780061348112

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781094099347

  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781094099330

  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781094099354

Runtime: 10.93 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” – Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

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Author Bio: Daniel James Brown

Author Bio: Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Diablo Valley College, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA. He taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford before becoming a technical writer and editor. He now writes narrative nonfiction books full time. His primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling historical events to life vividly and accurately. He and his wife live in the country outside of Seattle, Washington, with an assortment of cats, dogs, chickens, and honeybees.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English