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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: Scott Helman, Jenna Russell Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780698162433
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In the tradition of 102 Minutes and Columbine, the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from the Boston Globe and published to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragedy

Long Mile Home will tell the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013: the preparations of the bombers; the glory of the race; the extraordinary emergency response to the explosions; the massive deployment of city, state, and federal law enforcement personnel; and the nation’s and the world’s emotional and humanitarian response before, during, and after the apprehension of the suspects.

The authors, both journalists at the Boston Globe, are backed by that paper’s deep, relentless, and widely praised coverage of the event. Through the eyes of seven principal characters—including the bombers, the wounded, a victim, a cop, and a doctor—Helman and Russell will trace the distinct paths that brought them together. With an unprecedented level of detail and insight, the book will offer revelations, insights, and powerful stories of heroism and humanity.

Long Mile Home will also highlight the bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community. It will portray the city on its worst day but also at its best.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A riveting piece of journalism and an exceptional tribute to a great American city.”

    USA Today

  • “The account by two Boston Globe reporters, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, succeeds in every way. It is a harrowing narrative of the events and a behind-the-scenes look at the public officials and everyday people forever changed by the attack. It is also a portrait of a major American city, its psyche, and the distance runners who consider the race a sacred rite.”

    Washington Post

  • “We all know about those fifteen seconds near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when all hell broke loose. What we need to know is what happened in the week before and after the bombings. Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell now tell this story of the sudden transformation of euphoria and horror and the aftermath of events that killed four people and injured hundreds. A Barnes & Noble editor’s recommendation.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “More gripping than a mystery novel, has more deeply drawn characters than a literary novel, and is enriched by the details of a history book.”

    Associated Press

  • “A wonderful work of narrative journalism.”

    Telegraph (London)

  • “A compelling and comprehensive narrative woven together from five different perspectives, the title includes a sixth: that of the bombers and their family. It tells the definitive story of the event, starting before the bombings and covering through to their aftermath. Despite the multitude of sources drawn upon, the writing is seamless and riveting; the authors expertly place the reader in the center of the action.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “With a tone that owes more to breathless storytelling than dispassionate newsgathering, the book sometimes skirts the edge of melodrama. But the authors succeed in communicating an authentic sense of the anxiety and claustrophobia that gripped the region and the resilience that emerged from the ordeal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Listening to Jim Frangione’s reading is a suspenseful and emotional experience…Helman and Russell pack a surprising amount of tension into the recounting of the events, aided by Frangione’s superb reading.”

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune (audio review)

  • “A remarkable work of narrative journalism…Map[s] out the heartbreaks, dogged pursuits, and courageous acts of defiance that resulted from one of America’s most foolhardy and cowardly acts of terrorism…Instead of closing the book with the arrest, the authors tell the story of the event through very human eyes…Many of the scenes are heart-wrenching, but it’s worth getting through, as the book portrays a defiant Boston, resilient victims, and the determination of a community…Journalism that demonstrates all the arguments why we need professionals to tell the stories that mark our generations and a valentine to the people that proved Boston Strong.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Jim Frangione treats the story with the respect it deserves, and as the authors no doubt intended. It’s journalistic reporting at its finest, and the authors maintain a breathless pace throughout. Frangione’s deep, smooth voice is at once authoritative and reassuring, and his pacing and diction are excellent. However, his range is limited, which contributes to some lackluster passages. He does perk up in tune with the action, and, overall, the book is both timely and interesting.”


  • A Barnes & Noble Editor’s Recommendation
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