He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean's sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin's improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog's first blockbuster film and over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow. The canine hero's legacy is cemented by Duncan and a small group of others who devote their lives to keeping him and his descendants alive. At its heart, Rin Tin Tin is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. But it is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society. Almost ten years in the making, Susan Orlean's first original book since The Orchid Thief is a tour de force of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling—the ultimate must-read for anyone who loves great dogs or great yarns.
Though you may know Susan Orlean from the popular audiobooks The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, Orlean is actually one of the most renowned Mysteries & Thrillers, Travel & Adventure and Arts & Entertainment authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 4 audiobooks from Orlean on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Arts & Entertainment title being: Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession was added to our catalog in 2001, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Orlean. Enjoy over 28 hours of audiobook listening from Orlean, among the 4 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Mysteries & Thrillers books from Susan Orlean. Orlean was born on October 31, 1955 in Cleveland, OH (CLE). For more audiobooks and information on Susan Orlean, please visit her page on AudiobookStore.com: Susan Orlean audiobooks.