Well researched. Well written. Well narrated. If you love Galveston, do read. If weather and especially hurricanes interest you this has lots of details you will find of interest. It also does not disappoint in the telling of personal stories and stirs deep emotions about loss. I would certainly recommend it to all.
High School English Teacher & Devoted Shakespeare Fan
The reading by Edward Hermann was spot on and a wonderfully engaging reading. It is one of the top 5% of audiobooks I have listened too thus far.
The climax of the story as the storm engulfs Galveston.
HIs cadence and tone were wonderful.
I wished I could but 5+ hours made that not feasible.
Yes. It was interesting about a period and event which is written about much.
The arrogance yet inaccuracy of the weather professionals.
Some of the information was duplicative and the book could have been shorter.
Isaacs Storm was written in 2000 and is one of his early histories. It's fantastic. The power is not only in the description of the storm, which sounded like Katrina, but in the history of the weather service, the personal stories of the brothers, and the politics of the time.
The aftermath of the disaster in Galveston was horrific, worse than Katrina, and it would have been hard to believe without his detailed history.
I liked this better than White City, and it's as good as Dead Wake.
Great story. Larson is just so engaging and interesting. I love the tiny details behind a big story. Terrific story telling. Herrmann's voice is authoritative and at the same time soothing. Good, good, good!