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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: David McCullough Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342149
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Winner of the National Book Award for history, The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.

Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams, David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history, international intrigue, and human drama. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A chunk of history full of giant-sized characters and rich in political skulduggery.” 

    New York Times

  • “Solid, entertainingly written and fair-minded…McCullough unravels the complicated and sometimes deliberately obscured story that lies behind the Panama Canal.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “McCullough is a storyteller with the capacity to steer readers through political, financial, and engineering intricacies without fatigue or muddle. This is grand-scale, expert work.” 

    Newsweek

  • “McCullough’s history of this extraordinary construction job between the Atlantic and the Pacific is everything history ought to be. It is dramatic, accurate…and altogether gripping.” 

    Washington Star

  • Winner of the 1978 National Book Award for History
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1978 Parkman Prize
  • Winner of the 1977 Cornelius Ryan Award
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 6/8/2011

    " The history was given in more of a straightforward approach without as much feeling in it, or at least that is how I felt. I was on a McCullough binge and may have starte to burn out as well. I still enjoyed it but not as much as say 1776. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annetteb | 5/23/2011

    " A great account of a major human accomplishment - full of details about every stage in the development of the Panama Canal. For me, more detail than I need but still am glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billy | 5/22/2011

    " Got a little long, but a very good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 5/3/2011

    " Having been through the Panama Canal on a small boat in the early 80's, this was a great read to understand how it was designed, engineered and constructed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyler | 4/19/2011

    " Very interesting book about the Panama Canal and Yellow fever. McCullough makes about any historical topic interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronjoseph50 | 3/25/2011

    " Have meant to read this for a long time--worth the wait. Especially interesting because I also just read Wedding of the Waters about the Erie Canal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 3/13/2011

    " Excellent story of the building of the Panama Canal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becka | 3/2/2011

    " couldn't finish it but worth another visit someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 1/30/2011

    " An incredibly comprehensive tale of the building of the Panama Canal. I loved hearing about the French efforts and then the American efforts. What a feat. I love how McCullogh writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 1/30/2011

    " A fascinating history that seems to cover every possible detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.M. | 1/27/2011

    " I want a real, working time machine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 1/10/2011

    " OK... so I did not actually read this book. I listened to it an hour a day during my walks and whilst driving. DM can be better for listening. Nevertheless, I loved this story of the building of the Panama Canal and learned so much about so many people and the era 1870-1915. Superb! "

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