The Path Between the Seas

  • by David McCullough
  • Narrated by Edward Herrmann
  • 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale.

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What the Critics Say

"A chunk of history full of giant-sized characters and rich in political skullduggery." (The New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

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slow tedious with little relief

hard work to get through. so detailed as to be dull. little in the construction or impact but heavy on French company structure. learned little about the canal from this. dull.
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- clifford

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-06-2003
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio