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102 Minutes

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Ron Mcclarty

5 Hours 59 Minutes

HarperAudio

January 2005

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The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted.
At 8:46 AM on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers -- reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become part of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it -- until now.
New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn rely on hundreds of interviews; thousands of pages of oral histories; and phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They cross a bridge of voices to go inside the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one person at a time, to tell the affecting, authoritative saga of the men and women -- the 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished -- who made 102 minutes count as never before.
Read by Ron McLarty

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  • Jim

    The book started a bit slowly, and the jumps between characters was a bit hard to follow. But this is a unique perspective on the horrific attack our country suffered in 2001. It is fascinating to hear how a chance decision by some determined whether they lived or died. Well told.

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  • Anonymous

    What was I thinking? I was in a blue funk for days.

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  • Scott C

    Awesome book. Captures the surreal aspect of being inside the towers that day

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  • Elizabeth S.

    Narrator did a great job with a difficult subject.

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  • tom

    This story is told in a remarkable way. It does not sensationalize or rehash what the main stream media has reported over the years. What an intense and insightful view of this tragedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Very intense and captivating book. Kept my attention 100% and very easy to follow. It was very fact based and still told the stories of some of the heroes of 9/11. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Touching, heartwarming, factual, a must listen to if you feel you are losing sight on the fact that our wonderful country is made up of beautiful people still who will give their lives to help others. Although this book made me cry I still feel everyone should listen to it.

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  • Missy Mayfield

    I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but I was awed by this book. The authors do a fabulous job of relating thoughts and perspectives of the people in the Twin Towers on 9/11. I can only imagine the desperation and fear and will never truly understand it since I didn't go through the tragedy myself. But every American should listen to this book to gain an appreciation of the unintentional heroes of that day!

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  • Anonymous

    A truly heartbreaking 102 minutes. Such a tragedy is hard to fathom. I think this account helps us to realize the horror these people had to go thru. May God bless their families.

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  • Anonymous

    Very well done. Interesting without being sensationalistic. Does not "cash in" on this tragedy, but does make it personal.

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