Our Lady of the Freedoms

  • by Norman Corwin
  • Narrated by Charles Kuralt
  • 0 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A great American voice narrates a poignant tribute to our most outstanding monument. One of Charles Kuralt's last projects, Our Lady of the Freedoms is a full-scale production of writer-director Norman Corwin's account of how the Statue of Liberty came to New York harbor.
Charles Kuralt's brilliant narration accompanies dramatizations of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that brought the Statue of Liberty to America's shore. Rich with historical detail and Americana, Norman Corwin's treatment shows us the struggles faced by the designers, as well as the political battles that almost prevented the statue from ever being built.
A wonderful saga of patriotism, Our Lady of the Freedoms proves once again that no voice captures the spirit of America like Charles Kuralt's.

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Where does Our Lady of the Freedoms rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Our lady of The Freedoms is my number one book. I learned so much. This one makes me want to reach further and learn more about our history.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Each character is of equal importance. None of this could've come to fruition without each others commitment to achieve ultimate success.


What does Charles Kuralt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The deeper tones of his voice add to the serious nature of the history.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cried several times. I'm not one easily moved as I approach matters from a stricktly common sense point of view.


Any additional comments?

It's commonplace to see The Statue of Liberty standing there. So common that one might think it been there for so long that,....it's just always been there! Well of course not! How did that big of a statue get there? How long has it been there? Why is it there?! Who's idea was it? How was it built? Who built it?! What did it take to build it? All the answers are here. And so much more, Eternal Gratitiude to Norman Corwin.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio