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The Year in Audiobooks 2014

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20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2014 Biography & History BEST VOICES GROVER GARDNER Train by Tom Zoellner (Tantor Media) EDWARD HERRMANN Enduring Courage by John F. Ross (Macmillan Audio) Unbroken: Young Adult Adaptation by Laura Hillenbrand (Listening Library) JANIS IAN The Singer and the Song by Miriam Therese Winter (Audible, Inc./Brilliance Audio) ROBIN MILES Book of Ages by Jill Lepore (Recorded Books) DEREK PERKINS The Venetians by Paul Strathern (Tantor Media) Unruly Places by Alastair Bonnett (Tantor Media) PAM WARD Sally Ride by Lynn Sherr (Tantor Media) Edward Herrmann's voice is so compelling and engaging, so familiar and so attuned to the text, that the narrative, whatever it may be, flows smoothly. He is, simply, one of our best narrators, and he brings biographies and histories to vivid life. In Enduring Courage, his sustaining voice maintains the tension of the action while giving weight and purpose to the rich technical and historical back- ground Ross fills in along the way. Early auto racing driver and WWI flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker was a genuine American hero, a rough, uneducated youth whose legendary grit, mechanical ingenuity, and fighting spirit exemplified "the right stuff" before it had its name. And he makes the young adult adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken a joy for the ears.

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