Rin Tin Tin

Rin Tin Tin

Author Susan Orlean Duration: 12:23:26 Narrator Susan Orlean Publisher Simon & Schuster
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Synopsis

Nearly ten years in the making and perfect for the holidays, Susan Orlean’s first original book since the celebrated bestseller The Orchid Thief is the publishing event of the season: a sweeping, surprising, and powerfully moving work of narrative nonfiction about the dog actor and international icon, Rin Tin Tin.

German shepherd Rin Tin Tin’s journey is the story of the twentieth century. From the discovery of Rin Tin Tin on a WWI battlefield in 1918, to the movies, radio programs, and the 1950s television show that would cement his legacy around the world, Rin Tin Tin traces the extraordinary history of the dog and his descendants over more than ninety years. Rin Tin Tin was a star (he received 10,000 fan letters a week); a worldwide sensation; a social figure (as the U.S. Army’s WWII mascot, he inspired thousands of Americans to donate their dogs for use in the war); and a baby-boom touchstone. He was also a real dog, and the book tells the epic love story between Rin Tin Tin and the remarkable people who devoted their lives to him and his legacy.

Rin Tin Tin is also Orlean’s meditation on the nature of heroism, loyalty, and memory, and how Rin Tin Tin has lasted for so many generations. “Rin Tin Tin could leap twelve feet,” she writes, “and he could leap through time.”

Like no one else, Orlean crafts brilliantly engaging, witty, and passionate narratives about her real-life characters. As The Washington Post Book World has said, her “snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose…is fast becoming one of our national treasures.” A tour de force of history, emotion, and masterful storytelling, here is the ultimate tale for anyone who loves great dogs or great journalism.

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Chapters

  • RinTinTin 01 Intro

    Duration: 38s

  • RinTinTin 02 Forever

    Duration: 14min

  • RinTinTin 03 Foundlings Section1

    Duration: 02min

  • RinTinTin 04 Foundlings Section2

    Duration: 10min

  • RinTinTin 05 Foundlings Section3

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 06 Foundlings Section4

    Duration: 14min

  • RinTinTin 07 Foundlings Section5

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 08 Foundlings Section6

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 09 Foundlings Section7

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 10 Foundlings Section8

    Duration: 13min

  • RinTinTin 11 Foundlings Section9

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 12 TheSilverScreen Section1

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 13 TheSilverScreen Section2

    Duration: 10min

  • RinTinTin 14 TheSilverScreen Section3

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 15 TheSilverScreen Section4

    Duration: 25min

  • RinTinTin 16 TheSilverScreen Section5

    Duration: 03min

  • RinTinTin 17 TheSilverScreen Section6

    Duration: 03min

  • RinTinTin 18 TheSilverScreen Section7

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 19 TheSilverScreen Section8

    Duration: 16min

  • RinTinTin 20 TheSilverScreen Section9

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 21 TheSilverScreen Section10

    Duration: 17min

  • RinTinTin 22 TheSilverScreen Section11

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 23 TheSilverScreen Section12

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 24 TheSilverScreen Section13

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 25 TheSilverScreen Section14

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 26 Heroes Section1

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 27 Heroes Section2

    Duration: 14min

  • RinTinTin 28 Heroes Section3

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 29 Heroes Section4

    Duration: 17min

  • RinTinTin 30 Heroes Section5

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 31 Heroes Section6

    Duration: 16min

  • RinTinTin 32 Heroes Section7

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 33 Heroes Section8

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 34 Heroes Section9

    Duration: 14min

  • RinTinTin 35 Heroes Section10

    Duration: 13min

  • RinTinTin 36 Heroes Section11

    Duration: 15min

  • RinTinTin 37 Heroes Section12

    Duration: 10min

  • RinTinTin 38 Heroes Section13

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 39 Heroes Section14

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 40 Heroes Section15

    Duration: 14min

  • RinTinTin 41 Heroes Section16

    Duration: 02min

  • RinTinTin 42 ThePhenomenon Section1

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 43 ThePhenomenon Section2

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 44 ThePhenomenon Section3

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 45 ThePhenomenon Section4

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 46 ThePhenomenon Section5

    Duration: 09min

  • RinTinTin 47 ThePhenomenon Section6

    Duration: 13min

  • RinTinTin 48 ThePhenomenon Section7

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 49 ThePhenomenon Section8

    Duration: 23min

  • RinTinTin 50 ThePhenomenon Section9

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 51 ThePhenomenon Section10

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 52 ThePhenomenon Section11

    Duration: 22min

  • RinTinTin 53 ThePhenomenon Section12

    Duration: 12min

  • RinTinTin 54 ThePhenomenon Section13

    Duration: 13min

  • RinTinTin 55 ThePhenomenon Section14

    Duration: 09min

  • RinTinTin 56 ThePhenomenon Section15

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 57 ThePhenomenon Section16

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 58 ThePhenomenon Section17

    Duration: 12min

  • RinTinTin 59 ThePhenomenon Section18

    Duration: 03min

  • RinTinTin 60 ThePhenomenon Section19

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 61 TheLeap Section1

    Duration: 03min

  • RinTinTin 62 TheLeap Section2

    Duration: 04min

  • RinTinTin 63 TheLeap Section3

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 64 TheLeap Section4

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 65 TheLeap Section5

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 66 TheLeap Section6

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 67 TheLeap Section7

    Duration: 10min

  • RinTinTin 68 TheLeap Section8

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 69 TheLeap Section9

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 70 TheLeap Section10

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 71 TheLeap Section11

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 72 TheLeap Section12

    Duration: 17min

  • RinTinTin 73 TheLeap Section13

    Duration: 08min

  • RinTinTin 74 TheLeap Section14

    Duration: 11min

  • RinTinTin 75 TheLeap Section15

    Duration: 05min

  • RinTinTin 76 TheLeap Section16

    Duration: 07min

  • RinTinTin 77 TheLeap Section17

    Duration: 15min

  • RinTinTin 78 TheLeap Section18

    Duration: 06min

  • RinTinTin 79 Outro

    Duration: 01min