I Survived

17 books in series
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I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, A.D. 79 Summary

During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times? In this thrilling addition to the best-selling I Survived series, listeners are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?

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  • Book 2

    • I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, A.D. 79

    • I Survived, Book 10
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
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    During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times? In this thrilling addition to the best-selling I Survived series, listeners are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?

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    • I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

    • I Survived, Book 15
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops. This Revolutionary War had started as a thrilling fight for freedom. The 13 American colonies were breaking apart from England, away from King George III.

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  • Book 3

    • I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

    • I Survived, Book 7
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1863 the Civil War is raging throughout the country. Eleven-year-old Henry has been on the sidelines so far - but the events of a hot July week in Pennsylvania are about to change his life forever. Does he have what it takes to survive the Battle of Gettysburg?

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  • Book 4

    • I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871

    • I Survived, Book 11
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Dressel
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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    In a national contest, readers voted and decided that the next I Survived topic will be the Great Chicago Fire, 1871! In the next book of the I Survived series, one boy will struggle to stay alive as the great city of Chicago burns.

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  • Book 5

    • I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

    • I Survived, Book 5
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Bronstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tenyearold Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco. Not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horsedrawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses, and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.

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  • Book 6

    • I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

    • I Survived, Book 1
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck - he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous Titanic, crossing the ocean with their aunt Daisy. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when George ventures into the first-class storage cabin, a terrible boom shakes the entire boat. Suddenly water is everywhere, and George's life changes forever.

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  • Book 7

    • I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

    • I Survived, Book 2
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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    In the summer of 1916, 10-year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: A great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey. Then one day, while swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water....

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  • Book 8

    • I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

    • I Survived, Book 13
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    In May of 1937, the Hindenburg, a massive German airship, caught fire while attempting to land in New Jersey, killing 35 people. Lauren Tarshis' latest thrilling addition to the New York Times best-selling I Survived series features an 11-year-old boy in the middle of this historic disaster.

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  • Book 9

    • I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941

    • I Survived, Book 4
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Seventy years later, Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers! History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?

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  • Book 10

    • I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944

    • I Survived, Book 9
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    In this gripping new addition to the best-selling I Survived series, a young Jewish boy joins the resistance "partisan" fighters outside the Warsaw ghetto. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis - and fight back?

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  • Book 11

    • I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980

    • I Survived #14
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Sonja Field
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    It was one the most beautiful mountains in America - Mt. St. Helens in Washington State. But what many didn't know was that this peaceful mountain had an explosive past. Eleven-year-old Sally Tanner knew the mountain well, and, like many, she never imagined that this serene wilderness could turn deadly. But on May 10, 1980, Sally finds herself in the middle of the deadliest volcanic eruption in US history.

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  • Book 12

    • I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001

    • I Survived, Book 6
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas' parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan. So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes - and nothing will ever be the same again.

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  • Book 13

    • I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005

    • I Survived, Book 3
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Arnell Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    It's the end of August 2005, and a big hurricane is blowing in to New Orleans, Louisiana. Barry's family plans to evacuate the Ninth Ward with everyone else, but when Barry's little sister gets violently ill, they must return to their home and stick out the storm. At first, everything seems fine. But then the levees break, the water rises, Barry is swept out of his home, and everything changes. Stranded in the floodwaters with no idea where he is and only a stranded dog by his side, Barry must find the courage to survive the storm of the century.

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  • Book 14

    • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 8
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    Eleven-year-old Japanese American Owen has been in Japan for his sixth-grade year. By March he finally feels like he's getting the hang of the new culture, making friends at school, and feeling at home with the "weird" food. But early one morning, everything changes - and Owen suddenly finds himself just trying to survive one of history's most devastating disasters.

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  • Book 15

    • I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011

    • I Survived, Book 12
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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    A catastrophic tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, in 2011. It was part of a larger tornado outbreak in the spring of that year and reached a maximum width of nearly one mile during its path through the southern part of the city, killing 158 people, and injuring over 1,000. It caused damages amounting to $2.8 billion, making it the costliest single tornado in US history. Lauren will bring her signature intensity to this distinctly American natural disaster, placing a young boy in the middle of one of the deadliest tornadoes to strike the United States since 1947.

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  • Book 16

    • I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888

    • I Survived, Book 16
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Andrew Eiden
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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    The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children's Blizzard or the Great Blizzard of 1888 caught people completely by surprise and resulted in 235 fatalities, including several children in one-room schoolhouses. What made the storm so deadly was the timing, the suddenness, and the brief spell of warmer weather that preceded it. Lauren Tarshis will place a resilient 11-year-old character in the midst of this deadly blizzard, fighting their way out.

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  • Book 17

    • I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967

    • I Survived, Book 17
    • By: Lauren Tarshis
    • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    Since the opening of Glacier National Park in 1910, there were no reported fatal bear attacks until one summer night in 1967, when two grizzlies attacked campers and killed two young women. Inspired by the dramatic and tragic story of that night, and how it eventually influenced the fate of the grizzly bear in the continental United States, Lauren Tarshis has crafted yet another gripping novel in the I Survived series that is sure to shine a light on a terrifying and mostly unknown moment in US history.

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