102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers (Audio CD) (Abridged)
102 Minutes The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Kevin Flynn, Jim Dwyer, Ron McLarty (Narrator) The dramatic and moving account of the struggle for life inside the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, when every minute counted. — At 8:46 AM on September 11, 2001, 14,000 people were inside the twin towers -- reading e-mails, making trades, eating croissants at Windows on the World. Over the next 102 minutes, each would become p... more »art of a drama for the ages, one witnessed only by the people who lived it -- until now.
New York Times reporters Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn rely on hundreds of interviews; thousands of pages of oral histories; and phone, e-mail, and emergency radio transcripts. They cross a bridge of voices to go inside the infernos, seeing cataclysm and heroism, one person at a time, to tell the affecting, authoritative saga of the men and women -- the 12,000 who escaped and the 2,749 who perished -- who made 102 minutes count as never before.
Read by Ron McLarty. 5 CDs, run time 6 hours« less
So Powerful! So much information that the ordinary citizen was never told. So many mistakes in the building of the towers and in the lack of excape routes. A few unbelievable items of interest: the doors to the roof were locked so that the helicopters hovering above found no one to rescue; the fire department and the police department disliked each other and did not communicate during the disaster; the building code was not followed when the towers were built to allow more room for billable office space. And so on. Very personal; very heart-rending.