Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Korda

Narrated By: Robin Sachs

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: November 2010

Duration: 14 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

From Michael Korda, author of the New York Times bestselling Eisenhower biography Ike and the captivating Battle of Britain book With Wings Like Eagles, comes the critically-acclaimed definitive biography of T. E. Lawrence—the legendary British soldier, strategist, scholar, and adventurer whose exploits as “Lawrence of Arabia” created a legacy of mythic proportions in his own lifetime. Many know T.E. Lawrence from David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 biopic—based, itself, upon Lawrence’s autobiographical Seven Pillars of Wisdom—but in the tradition of modern biographers like John Meacham, David McCullough, and Barbara Leaming, Michael Korda’s penetrating new examination reveals new depth and character in the twentieth century’s quintessential English hero.

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  • Patricia K

    I knew so little about T. E. Lawrence before listening to this book that while I felt sure I'd learn something about the man, I was surprised to learn so much about the times in which he lived. His was truly a remarkable life and learning about him gave me some insights into the state of the world down to this day. While any biography of Lawrence of Arabia (which by the way, before this book, I thought Lawrence was his first name!) would be long because of his full life (understatement), this book moved along and didn't get bogged down in the details. The narrator was excellent - his voice clear and engaging. An exceptional biography of an extraordinary person.