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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristen Breitweiser Narrator: Kristen Breitweiser Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN:
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Sweets, I'm okay. I'm okay. Don't worry. It's not my building, said Kristen Breitweiser's husband on the phone from his office in the second tower. The call ended abruptly, and Kristen stared at the television in horror as the second plane hit, and her life, and her country, changed forever.

This is the deeply personal, often shocking, and ultimately inspirational story of a woman left to pick up the pieces of a life shattered by terrorism. With no husband by her side or father for her child, Kristen somehow found the strength within herself to embark on a journey that would lead first to the creation of the 9/11 Commission and then to her role as one of the country's most outspoken activists and critics of the current administration. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheridan | 11/9/2013

    " This was an interesting look into the life as a 9/11 widow who worked so hard to bring to pass the 9/11 commission. It was fascinating and sad to see how the government works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/31/2013

    " This book isn't usually my kind of read, but it was very good. Even though I didn't know anyone who died in the 911 tragedy, this book helped me to understand those who did lose someone and realize that their struggle for answers and justice shouldn't have been such an arduous journey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 9/25/2013

    " Wow! Very enlightening. Both heartbreaking and informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 9/22/2013

    " holy crap "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 8/3/2013

    " I was confused for most of the actual political chapters but I was also very enlightened and learned a lot about our country, our leaders, and those who lost so much during the tragedy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Hogan | 7/14/2013

    " This was a great book. If you are into nonfiction, this is a very eye opening book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 10/2/2010

    " The beggining story of the love and loss of her husband was heartwrenching, when it got into the political info it went way over this little girls head.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cory | 8/18/2009

    " One gutsy lady (who lost her husband in the twin towers in 2001) trying to take on the establishment in order to get answers and make sense of what happened and why. You go, Kristin! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Nonnemacher | 5/9/2009

    " Very well written & thought provoking...interestingly enough, she's a former Republican. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/30/2008

    " This is an incredibly strong woman and I admire her persistence and intelligence. I think I am more aware of national security risks now and am glad I read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 5/24/2008

    " Intimate details about her husband Ron, who I commuted to NYC for many,many years "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Liebert | 5/4/2008

    " Eye-opening. A must-read. Kristen Breitweiser is a force to be reckoned with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie Davia | 11/17/2007

    " This also served as a "wake-up call" to me, to look longer and harder at what our politicians are saying vs. what they're doing. I thought Kristin's story deeply moving, and her response to her horrific experiences inspiring. Made me want to read much more about 9/11 and its aftermath. "

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