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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Hillinger Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The California that Charles Hillinger writes about is not the stereotypical land of movie stars, sensational trials, or tourist snapshots. Instead, he reveals a patchwork of incredible variety and uniqueness in the out-of-the-way places and everyday people found throughout this remarkable state. As a Los Angeles Times columnist who wrote thousands of human-interest stories during forty-six years of traveling the world, Charles Hillinger hones in on what makes each of California’s counties different from the others. Listeners learn about the man who flew an airplane long before the Wright Brothers did, the church with stained-glass windows commemorating preachers who were murdered or accidentally killed, and the museum with the largest collection of mummies on the West Coast. The stories are down-to-earth without excessive sentiment or philosophy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book is filled with surprises that make California different from every other state.  Chuck has left no California stone unturned.”

    Bob Hope

  • “Hillinger has the skills of a Paul Harvey, Charles Kuralt, or Charles Osgood in being able to spin stories that grab one from the first sentence. Essential for all California libraries.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 4/20/2012

    " Nice mix of science/nature aspects of the state vs. history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 8/19/2007

    " Nice mix of science/nature aspects of the state vs. history. "

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About the Author

Charles Hillinger, a graduate of UCLA, roamed California, America, and the world for forty-five years writing some six thousand human-interest stories for the Los Angeles Times. His features and column were syndicated in more than six hundred newspapers. He is one of the creators of the television show Real People. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.