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Audiobooks by John Hersey

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Hiroshima Audiobook

Hiroshima

Author: John Hersey Narrator: George Guidall Release Date: September 2019

On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories of survivors, this timeless, powerful and compassionate document has become a classic 'that stirs the conscience of humanity' (The New York Times). Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, John Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told.  His account of what he discovered about them is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

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Blues Audiobook

Blues

Author: John Hersey Narrator: Norman Dietz Release Date: September 2019

From the revered Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer, comes his National Bestseller on one of the world's oldest and most popular activities, fishing. Presented in narrative form as a conversation between a Fisherman and the Stranger, Hersey draws upon his own experiences and passion as the fisherman reflects on the age old sport, offering his own insights and thoughts. From the depths of the ocean to the creatures near the shore, Hersey perfectly answers why fishing has been such an integral part of humanity. "Almost no one has answered "why fish?" better than Mr. Hersey . . . what he does best of all is evoke wonder."-New York Times Book Review "Blues is, of course, about much more than the pleasures and techniqu3es of fishing; it is, as Fisherman tells Stranger, about interconnections-the ties between mankind and the natural world, among others."-The New Yorker "Wonderful . . . He gives us a rich and vivid sense of ocean life. . . . The whole thing is as stately as a minuet, and as graceful."-Chicago Sun-Times

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A Bell for Adano Audiobook

A Bell for Adano

Author: John Hersey Narrator: David Green Release Date: September 2019

This classic novel and winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the story of an Italian-American major in World War II who wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700-year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. Although stituated during one of the most devastating experiences in human history, John Hersey's story speaks with unflinching patriotism and humanity.

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Blues Audiobook

Blues

Author: John Hersey Narrator: Norman Dietz Release Date: May 2014

Bluefish, writes the author, are "animated chopping machines. They will eat anything alive. They have stripped the toes from surfers in Florida. They can't not eat." Hersey weaves fact and legend around his subject, engaging the reader with juicy details of ocean life, philosophy, natural history, and the crises into which man has let his environment slide.

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A Bell for Adano Audiobook

A Bell for Adano

Author: John Hersey Narrator: David Green Release Date: December 1996

John Hersey grew up in China, studied at Yale and Cambridge, worked as a journalist, and astonished the nation when he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for A Bell for Adano. His first novel, its offbeat blend of patriotism and warm humor immediately captured readers' hearts. In 1943, the American Major Victor Joppolo finds himself the civil affairs officer-the mayor-of a small town in Sicily. Equipped with the rulebook, How to Bring American Democracy to Liberated Territories, he sets about bringing choices to a people whose every recent activity had been dictated. Asking them what the town needs most, he is answered: give the town back its spirit-a bell to replace the 700-year-old one that was melted down for bullets. The major soon discovers that he may not be able to guarantee democracy for the ancient town, but he can do something about the bell. His story is one of humanity in the midst of war's cruelty, and conviction in a maze of military bureaucracy.

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Hiroshima Audiobook

Hiroshima

Author: John Hersey Narrator: Edward Asner Release Date: January 1995

August 6, 1945. Hiroshima, Japan. The first atom bomb was dropped on this city, killing a hundred thousand people. Considered a journalistic masterpiece, Hiroshima tells the story of six survivors during the days that immediately followed the bomb. It also includes a final chapter, 'Aftermath,' written forty years afterward to explore the fates of those survivors. This timeless, powerful, and compassionate work has become a classic that stirs the conscience of humanity.

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Hiroshima Audiobook

Hiroshima

Author: John Hersey Narrator: George Guidall Release Date: December 1989

A journalistic masterpiece. John Hersey transports us back to the streets of Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945'the day the city was destroyed by the first atomic bomb. Told through the memories of six survivors, Hiroshima is a timeless, powerful classic that will awaken your heart and your compassion. In this new edition, Hersey returns to Hiroshima to find the survivors'and to tell their fates in an eloquent and moving final chapter.

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