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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas F. Flynn Narrator: Jim Dale Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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I live to talk about it, to relate the tale as it happens, not only its extremities and cruelty, but also the goodness that flourishes too.

Seasoned journalist Tom Flynn shares his experiences on that forever September morning from his perspective as a journalist and neutral observer who stands apart from the event, but also as a participant, a survivor, and now a defining chronicler of the morning that changed our nation forever: September 11, 2001.

It began with a bicycle ride to the World Trade Center to cover the first tower's attack and continued as the tower fell and Flynn found himself both bearing witness to, and participating in, the very event his well-trained journalistic senses intended to record and report.

From those whose deaths revealed the most private moments of their lives, to those who helped guide the way to safety (like the medic Avi who called him Bikeman), Flynn writes of the fellowship he felt toward others who shared his experience.

In Bikeman, you will experience the battle against the blackness of a boiling brimstone avalanche of chaos, silence, life, death, heat, ash, and the rising and falling of the gray-colored unknown.

We did not live through it, we just did not die, Flynn writes. What sets his story apart from other 9/11 accounts is his visceral interpretation of the event through a journalist's eye and a poet's pen. He has composed a historical ballad that is part quest, part memoir, part eulogy, and part survivor's lament, conveying the events of that morning in harrowing, unforgettable detail. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 4/27/2013

    " I read this book aloud as poetry sounds best when read aloud. It was moving. Heartbreaking. Touching. Deeply sad. A necessary read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 6/2/2012

    " Liked a lot of it, think it would have done better in the hands of a poet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susy | 6/7/2011

    " Outstanding! I was scared that an "epic poem" would be beyond me, but Mr. Flynn's depiction of the events of 9/11 are told so well in that style! It will be a Christmas present for several family members! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Engle | 8/21/2010

    " "Here is a survivor's lament, related by one who 'did not live through it' but 'just did not die.'" I have found a new resource to use in my high school dual-credit English class. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freya | 5/31/2009

    " Wow! This should be a must-read for every high school student. "

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About the Narrator

Jim Dale is the voice of all the characters in the Harry Potter audiobook series. As a narrator he has won two Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and ten Audie Awards. As a stage and screen actor, he has won a Tony Award, four Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2004 he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.