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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (564 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Murphy Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning author Jim Murphy whisks you back in time to witness the disastrous 1871 Chicago fire. He depicts the tragedy so vividly, you can almost feel the scorching heat and hear the roar of the blaze as it reduces the bustling city to a smoldering wasteland.

On a warm Sunday evening, a fire breaks out in a barn. No one worries about it - fires are common in Chicago. But soon a sea of flames is sweeping up and down the streets, devouring everything in its path. People pour into the roads, hoping to outrun the raging inferno. Their shouts ring through the night as wind carries crackling tongues of fire ahead of them, blocking their chance of escape.

Weaving together accounts of actual survivors and historical writings, the author creates a thrilling book that reads like an exciting adventure story. Narrator John McDonough keeps you on the edge of your chair from the first flickering flame to the trying aftermath when Chicago rises from the ashes. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maria | 2/16/2014

    " Chicago fire - chapter book, some photos but lots of drawings. Older readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sherrie | 2/14/2014

    " young adult nonfiction about the great Chicago fire "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shelly | 2/12/2014

    " An exhaustive historical account of the fire that destroyed much of Chicago from many different witnesses - it reads like a novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle LaRoche | 2/4/2014

    " Although this was written mainly for younger readers, I really enjoyed it. I checked it out of the elementary library where I teach. It was a real eye opener and a true myth buster. "

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