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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781481531016
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Veteran journalists Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge have written the definitive inside look at the Boston Marathon bombing with a unique, Boston-based account of the events that riveted the world. From the Tsarnaev brothers’ years leading up to the act of terror to the bomb scene itself (which both authors witnessed firsthand within minutes of the blast), from the terrifying police shootout with the suspects to the ultimate capture of the younger brother, Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy reports all the facts—and so much more.

Based on months of intensive interviews, this is the first book to tell the entire story through the eyes of those who experienced it. From the cop first on the scene to the detectives assigned to the manhunt, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look at the investigation. More than a true-crime book, Boston Strong also tells the tragic but ultimately life-affirming story of the victims and their recoveries and gives voice to those who lost loved ones. With their extensive reporting, writing experience, and deep ties to the Boston area, Sherman and Wedge create the perfect match of story, place, and authors.

If you’re only going to read one book on this tragic but uplifting story, this is it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combines tireless research with vivid and panoramic storytelling. The horror of a day, the honor of a city—both perfectly conveyed.”

    David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “Inspirational, thoroughly researched.”

    Competitor magazine

  • “Gripping…Boston Strong should make a helluva movie. The behind-the-scenes details make for a riveting read.”

    New Haven Register

  • “It is moving, it is heartbreaking…it is beautifully done.”

    WEEI-FM, Boston

  • “A vivid and gripping read…The book is inspirational, telling the stories of many survivors of the marathon bombings who have prevailed over incredible odds to put their lives back together.”

    Cape Cod Chronicle

  • “Compulsively readable…Sherman and Wedge’s loyalty to true storytelling drew me in, touched me, shocked me with new information, [and] helped me understand this day for what it was: a day where every single person was trying to help someone else. This is how this day should be remembered.”

    Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director and writer of Blackfish

  • “Sherman and Wedge skillfully and honestly tell this most compelling story through the eyes of the people who have inspired us the most…and have overcome so much since.”

    Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide

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About the Author

Casey Sherman is considered one of America’s preeminent true-crime authors and investigative journalists. His books include The Ice Bucket Challenge; The Finest Hours, coauthored with Michael J. Tougias and made into a major motion picture by Walt Disney Pictures; Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin; Search for the Strangler; and Bad Blood. He has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Book of the Year honors and the New Hampshire Literary Awards nonfiction prize. He has been a featured guest on NBC’s Today and Dateline; CBS’s The Early Show, 48 Hours, and the CBS Evening News; ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Discovery, The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, and The View.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.