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  • The 9/11 Commission Report

  • Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
  • By: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
  • Narrated by: Ken Borgers, Sal Giangrasso, Charlton Griffin, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9-11 Commission, was created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002. This independent, bipartisan commission had the task of producing a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the attack, including preparedness and immediate response, and providing recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the cost

  • By Paul c on 23-02-17

Surprisingly 'wet' -

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-11

I bought this because the price was so cheap. My expectation was that it was going to be a very dry congressional report that reads like an encyclopedia. To my surprise, it was a very well written, narrated , and interesting account of 9/11. Its more like a book than a report. If you think you heard it all about 9/11; you haven't. This takes you into the middle of everything that happened on that day and leading up to it. It guarantees to offer something you had not heard in the past 10 years.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

  • By: Alan Alda
  • Narrated by: Alan Alda
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Picking up where his best-selling memoir left off, having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile, Alda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he's heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Greast listen

  • By Jeffrey on 08-07-10

Greast listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-10

Read by Alan Alda, this book allows you to get to know one of the most respected actors in the the business and a very gentle man. Fo me I can relate to him on many levels. Well written and read. Highly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More Fact Pact Bryson

  • By Stewart Webb on 06-06-10

One of his best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-10

I have listened to all of Bill Bryson's books, and this is the best yet. Living in the UK and being interested in historic buildings and homes, this book gives the inside story about what we only see when we visit these sites. Narration by Bryson makes it all the more better. Recommended listening even if you are not a Bryson Fan.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful