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Brilliance Audio presents Firehouse audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by David Halberstam and narrated by Mel Foster.
This version of Firehouse audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.
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Deandrea from The United States said on Goodreads:
the book has alot of potential to be one of those books where you cant put them down
Pabloslist from Las Cruces, NM said on Goodreads:
Sept. 11, 2001 at a NYC firehouse (Engine 40, Ladder 35) that was hit hard that day. Its culture; the gifted people who serve it, many in their father's footsteps; and why it is for many a calling.
Katherine from Valley Village, CA said on Goodreads:
This thin book came out in the wake of 9/11--focusing on a firehouse that lost a number of men in the towers. It is sobering and beautifully crafted.
TKieninger from Chatham, IL said on Goodreads:
Heartbreaking look into the lives of the ill-fated members of a NY firehouse. Yet these are just but a few of the amazing firemen who perished on 9/11.
Melissa from Richmond, VA said on Goodreads:
Moving portrait of FDNY 40/35. They lost 12 of 13 men on 9/11. Still unfathomable to me.
Jessica from Portland, OR said on Goodreads:
911 book. True story of one firehouse nearly wiped out. A tough one... brings all the characters to life. So sad.
Heather from The United States said on Goodreads:
This is the story of a firehouse in NYC that sent 13 men off on 9/11 and only 1, who was seriously injured. It tells about the men and their lives and passion for their job. A sweet, sad story!
Nancy/nanckopf from The United States said on Goodreads:
Not as good as some of the other 9/11 books out there.
Shane from Salt Lake City, UT said on Goodreads:
Jake from said on Goodreads:
A glimpse into the lives and personalities of very different men doing a job they loved and later giving there lives for.
On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, @edcaesar tweeted:
On Monday, September 12, 2011, @Unisource_CHI tweeted:
"In the firehouse the men not only live and eat with each other, they play sports together, go off to drink together, help repair one another's houses and, most importantly, share terrifying risks; their loyalties to each other must, by the demands of the dangers they face, be instinctive and absolute."
So writes , one of America's most distinguished reporters and historians in this stunning book about Engine 40, Ladder 35 - one of the firehouses hardest hit in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade towers.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, two rigs carrying 13 men set out from this firehouse, located on the West Side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center; 12 of the men would never return.
Firehouse takes us to the very epicenter of the tragedy. We watch the day unfold, the men called to duty, while their families wait anxiously for news of them. In addition, we come to understand the culture of the firehouse itself, why gifted men do this and why, in so many instances, they are anxious to follow in their fathers' footsteps and serve in so dangerous a profession - why more than anything else, it is not just a job, but a calling as well.
Firehouse is journalism-as-history at its best. The story of what happens when one small institution gets caught in an apocalyptic day, it is a book that will move readers as few others have in our time.