The Path Between the Seas

  • by David McCullough
  • Narrated by Nelson Runger
  • 31 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged 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. McCullough expertly weaves the many strands of this momentous event into a captivating tale.
Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography John Adams, David McCullough's The Path Between the Seas has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This audiobook is a must-listen for anyone interested in American history, international intrigue, and human drama.

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What the Critics Say



National Book Award, History, 1978

"A chunk of history full of giant-sized characters and rich in political skullduggery." (Newsweek)

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Customer Reviews

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Good book, annoying narrator

The narrator was very frustrating with this book. His cadence was difficult to get used to and it felt unnatural, as if he was just reading each word and applying random inflections. Great story though.
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- Patrick Donovan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio