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Author: John Maclean Narrator: Pete Larkin Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2013 ISBN: 9781622312672
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A riveting, you-are-there account of the tightly knit forest service engine crew that perished battling "the perfect storm of wildland fires." It led to the first-ever conviction of a wildland arsonist for first-degree murder. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Maclean is a fine storyteller…He writes a chiseled prose that does justice to the action.”

    Washington Post

  • “At a time when wildfires and arson continue to haunt us, this new book by John McLean deserves a wide audience.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “For readers interested in firefighting and wildfires, this book will fascinate.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

John Norman Maclean, a longtime Washington journalist and prizewinning author, has published several books on wildland fire, including one about the 2006 Esperanza Fire in Southern California. In order to provide an accurate account of what firefighters go through, he has spent over a decade working with them, taking their training classes, and listening to their personal stories, calling it the best job hes ever had. He resigned from the Chicago Tribune in 1995, after thirty years of working as a reporter and editor, to write Fire on the Mountain, a critically acclaimed account of the 1994 fire on Storm King Mountain in Colorado, which took the lives of fourteen firefighters. The book, a national bestseller, received the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award for the best nonfiction book of 1999. A History Channel documentary based on Fire on the Mountain won the Cine Masters Award for Excellence as the best documentary of 2003.

About the Narrator

Pete Larkin has narrated dozens of audiobook titles, won five Earphones Awards, and been a finalist in 2012 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He has been praised for his expert ability to speak in multiple accents. He is also an on-camera host and accomplished voice-over artist for hundreds of commercials and promos for a variety of companies, corporations, and governmental agencies. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets and has worked as a radio jockey in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.