Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

Erik Larson


Erik Larson with Bob Balaban

missing duration info Add in missing duration information first pub 2006 (editions)

nonfiction history science true crime challenging informative mysterious slow-paced


The interwoven stories of two men whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communicat...

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informative 94%
mysterious 42%
dark 40%
adventurous 38%
tense 26%
challenging 8%
sad 8%
emotional 7%
inspiring 6%
reflective 6%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
relaxing 1%


slow 51%
medium 41%
fast 7%

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