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The Wright Brothers (Epic Fails, Book 1)

Nose-Diving into History
Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
Series: Epic Fails, Book 1
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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A hilarious nonfiction look at two of history's most epic "failures": the Wright brothers, whose countless crashes ultimately led to groundbreaking success. 

Although Orville and Wilbur Wright are celebrated today as heroes for their revolutionary contributions to science and engineering - they are acknowledged as the first men to successfully achieve powered, piloted flight - their success was hard-earned. (Spoiler alert: there were a lot of nosedives involved.) In fact, it took the self-taught engineers years of work and dozens of crashes before they managed a single 12-second flight! 

In this first installment of the brand new Epic Fails series, Ben Thompson and Erik Slader take listeners through the Wright brothers' many mishaps and misadventures as they paved the way for modern aviation. 

The Epic Fails series takes a humorous and unexpected view of history, exploring the surprising stories behind a variety of groundbreaking discoveries, voyages, experiments, and innovations, illustrating how many of mankind's biggest successes are in fact the result of some pretty epic failures.

©2018 Erik Slader and Ben Thompson (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • 05-01-19

Some good content

I like the idea of this book a lot. Great historical content and some interesting stories. Maybe it is a bad fit for an audio book with all the dates after every name or it was very dryly written, or maybe it was the delivery. Or maybe it was just the wrong book to listen to at hour 12 of a 14 hour drive. I am not the best book evaluator, but I did not love it. Worth reading though. Fascinating trials and tribulations and perseverance of inventors.