The 15:17 to Paris
- The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes
- Narrated by: Peter Ganim
- Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 25-08-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Original
But when he emerged, he encountered something he hadn't anticipated: three Americans who refused to give in to fear.
Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone were childhood friends taking a vacation together. They had some relevant training: Stone was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the US Air Force; Skarlatos was an active-duty member of the Oregon National Guard; and not one of the three was afraid of a fight. But their decision - to charge the gunman, then overpower him even as he turned first his gun and then his knife on Stone - would never have happened if they hadn't had a lifetime of trust, support, and loyalty between them.
This audiobook is the gripping true story of a terrorist attack that would have killed more than 500 people if not for their actions, but it is also the story of three American boys and their friendship. Using each hero's point of view in sequence, The 15:17 to Paris skillfully builds the drama of the attack while weaving in the stories of the protagonists' lives, the friendship and loyalty that would come to define them, and the events that led them inexorably to that fateful day.
The 15:17 to Paris is an amazing true story of unparalleled, unexpected courage and people coming together against fear rather than splitting apart. It is a story of near tragedy averted by three young men who found the heroic unity and strength inside themselves that we all aspire to.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Susan A on 06-09-16
Cool story but narration was blah
I liked the story (who wouldn't?) but found the narration to be very monotone. It seemed easier to listen to at 1.25 speed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Joey on 01-11-17
Hearing the story of these guys and their background was great. The author uses so many flashbacks the story is hard to follow. When you read a story like this, there is usually a new chapter or and extra indemtation or two to indicate a cganhe in scene. None of that on the audible version leaves the listener playing catch up too many times.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful