SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
Weather Channel snippets can be a nice break from listening to other more serious or involved audiobooks. This one, however, rankled. Everything was geared towards "that one special animal" that people had. Other animals beware. 'Cause if ya don't survive? Nobody's paying attention. This is 1.5 stars rounded up.
I can only listen to these, as I said, when I have "audio-fatigue." But .95 and less-than-21-minutes of listening time can sometimes be a motivator for me. What can I say? I'm scatterbrained that way.
Urgent, dramatic, anchorman
Why even mention that people have cats or other dogs if one finds that, ultimately, they don't survive, aren't reunited with their families, and that families really don't give a rat's patoot as long as they get their "favorites" back? Very disheartening. Plus, punctuating (for what? drama?) the soundtrack with a "Woof!" or a "Meow!" causes the giggles. My favorite was, "Some animals didn't want to be caught: 'Meow.'"
Note: Anything having to do with animals automatically makes me feel guilty about giving a one-star rating. That's my disclosure.And how can I begrudge a .95 price tag and 21 minutes of my life? Well, I kind of do with this one. I could've been listening to... anything else...
As this is only .95, it's a nice little listen. Don't think you're going to get in-depth coverage of anything; it's just a relation of a couple of isolated incidents.
At least this Weather Channel snippet uses background audio of the actual events throughout. There are no canned sounds to make a point. (In one I've listened to in the past, it was punctuated with, "Meow!" and "Woof!") Here, there's audio of the storm chasers.
This is obviously done by a professional who is used to being on the air and delivering lines with maximum drama. No problem with that.
Sure, this was barely over 21 minutes. How can I begrudge that?
This is a decent little ditty to listen to in between listening to other audiobooks. It's nice to take a breather every now and then, and the storyline here is fairly compelling (with the animals), and the narrator delivers with an urgency that's not too melodramatic.
But if you'd like to save your .95, you're not going to miss anything out-of-this-world exciting...