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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Rutherfurd Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The best-selling master of historical fiction weaves a grand, sweeping drama of New York from the city's founding to the present day.

Rutherfurd celebrates America's greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga that showcases his extraordinary ability to combine impeccable historical research and storytelling flair. As in his earlier, best-selling novels, he illuminates cultural, social, and political upheavals through the lives of a remarkably diverse set of families.

As he recounts the intertwining fates of characters rich and poor, black and white, native born and immigrant, Rutherfurd brings to life the momentous events that shaped New York and America: the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the trials of World War II, the near-demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the '90s, and the attacks on the World Trade Center. Sprinkled throughout are captivating cameo appearances by historical figures ranging from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln to Babe Ruth.

New York is the book that millions of Rutherfurd's American fans have been waiting for. A brilliant mix of romance, war, family drama, and personal triumphs, it gloriously captures the search for freedom and prosperity at the heart of our nation's history.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/15/2014

    " Loved it! But it was a huge time commitment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bethany | 1/28/2014

    " By far the most interesting 880 pages I've read in a long time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ainsley | 1/23/2014

    " Ugh. Normally this isn't the kind of book I would pick up, but a friend read it and said that while the writing isn't great, the story is entertaining enough. She was wrong. This might not be quite on the level of the very worst historical fiction, but it is within spitting distance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/23/2014

    " Loved, loved, loved this book! Story began slowly, but was hooked within 10 pages. Was first drawn to the book from love of historical fiction about NYC. Liked following the same family lines through the centuries, although some leaps were more drastic than others. Not recommended for anyone who cannot handle a 1000 page book. "

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