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Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9780786581054
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"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."
--The New York Times Book Review

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history
New York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the Year

How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the settlement of Plymouth Colony. As Philbrick reveals in this electrifying history of the Pilgrims, the story of Plymouth Colony was a fifty-five year epic that began in peril and ended in war. New England erupted into a bloody conflict that nearly wiped out the English colonists and natives alike. These events shaped the existing communities and the country that would grow from them. Download and start listening now!

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  • Startling [and] fascinating. (The New York Times)

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 5/18/2011

    " Fascinating and very readable history of the Pilgrims' first years on this continent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/13/2011

    " I just can get enough of revisionist history! Again and again English explorers/colonist make the same mistake of discounting indigenous cultures as worthless. Politics, bah! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 5/9/2011

    " This nonfiction books is very accessable. It reads like a novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott | 5/3/2011

    " The author succeeded in making this amazing story dreary and seemingly unending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 5/1/2011

    " History that is insightful and reads like a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/19/2011

    " pretty interesting. Lots of details on the early days of the USA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 4/12/2011

    " Beautifully researched, but really really really lagged in the middle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/9/2011

    " This was a pretty good book, though more maps and a geneology page or two would have helped me follow the action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/1/2011

    " another very readable, engaging account of an important historical event/period by Philbrick "

About the Author

Nathaniel Philbrick is the National Book Award–winning author of In the Heart of the Sea, Revenge of the Whale, Sea of Glory, and others. Philbrick has won numerous awards for his work, including the Massachusetts Book Award, the Albion-Monroe Award, and the New England Book Award; his book Mayflower was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His book The Last Stand was named an ALA Notable Book and was the basis for a two-hour PBS American Experience film called Custer’s Last Stand. A graduate of Duke and Brown Universities, he currently lives in New England.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.