Sterling Biographies

  • by Tara Dixon-Engel, Mike Jackson
  • Narrated by Lauren Davis
  • 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At least as far back as the ancient myth of Icarus, humans longed to fly - but it wasn't until December 17, 1903, on the windy dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, that the dream finally came true. And it was all thanks to Orville and Wilbur Wright, two former bicycle mechanics who built their first toy plane - a rubber-band powered rotary - when they were just children.Find out how the two brothers, working quietly and persistently, ultimately solved the "flying problem" that had grounded so many others; what setbacks they experienced as they developed and improved their machine (including a tragic crash); and what additional "firsts" followed after they triumphantly took to the skies. .


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Customer Reviews

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Not bad for a kid's book.

Where does Sterling Biographies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The recording felt a little brittle and old, but the message was still clear.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sterling Biographies?

The reader's voice. The book was obviously intended for children.

Have you listened to any of Lauren Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Life and Times...FOR KIDS!

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- K. S. Stephens

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios