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!
Tell us about yourself! Lifelong reader and passionate pursuer of knowledge. I love Audible because I never have to stop reading.
It is not Larson's best, but it is a fascinating cautionary tale of hubris and ignorance, superbly well told by Mr. Hermann. .Weather forecasting is still part art, but science was only beginning to be applied at the beginning of the 20th century. It certainly tells us how fortunate to live in a more knowledgeable time.
I'm ADD and prefer to listen to books while I perform other tasks. My other tasks with this book turned out to be looking up maps, censuses and other references on the computer because I was so interested.
I turned this on when I was sick and went to bed to listen to it. My daughter came in and listened. We moved to the living room where my son came in and sat down working at his project. No one asked me to turn it down or to use the headphones - which they usually would. We listened through until it was done, enjoying every minute. Really, really good.