This audio book skipped over little anecdotes that I found important to the time. The audio skipped many pages at times but it was something to help read. When they finally started talking about the storm I got into the book. Lots of information about weather.
I had watched an excellent History Channel documentary (back when History used to do those) of Isaac's Storm and was familiar with both the story and Isaac Cline. Author Eric Larsen was interviewed in the documentary and I had not read his book. This audio version is abridged, unfortunately, but still excellent. As in the documentary it was based on, this selection is narrated by the late Edward Herrman, one of my personal favorites. His mellifluous voice brings the perfect balance of informing, entertaining, and imparting the human side of the tale. He was the voice of many of History's documentaries and a renowned actor, he will be missed. This is a gripping story of man's arrogance in thinking he can control nature and well worth your time. With Mr. Herrman's passing, we have lost one of the finest American voices. Enjoy his legacy by adding this to your collection. One of my favorites.
I am a big fan of Erik Larson's but this book totally missed the mark for me. The other books by Larson that I've read were chock full of great history and well researched. So, that was my expectation for Isacc's Storm. I found it a disappointment in that regard as well as even the story which it seems should have been intriguing.
I just purchased a book about Wall Street Hetty. I will start it tomorrow.
The narrator was hum drum; no pazzzzz.
The story telling was well organized.
Hoosier transplanted in Virginia Beach who is a fan of good books and travel.
I had heard about this storm only recently, about the time of Hurricane Katrina, and really had no idea of its enormity. To hear about it from first hand experiences of those individuals who were there and survived it, was amazing. The book was well paced and read like fiction even though it was non-fiction, which is to say it was a very enjoyable story. It put a well deserved fear of the power of the weather in us!
The pace of the story was very effective. It built slowly, and then climaxed with the horrible storm.
We listened to this book on a long drive and it was effective that way, so yes.
Vassar graduate, living in Mexico and retired.
The Narrator uses needless sarcasm to emphasize subtle points which spoils the tone of the writing. I enjoyed this book inspite of the narration. In the future I will avoid books read by this person. I give it two stars for "tolerable".
Yes. I have listened to this book twice already and I'm sure I will do it again. The performance is done so well that you are not even concious that it is a performance. The story is captivating. The writing is well done.I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of listening to this book.B
The expereince of the storm.
Young or Palmer
The lone rocking horse. Yuno jumping into the water.
Yes. While this wasn't my favorite Erik Larson book I thoroughly enjoyed The Devil in White City. Edward Herrmann's performance was very good.
The storm and the story about it was good. I even enjoyed the history of Isaac leading up to the storm. It got a little long though after the storm. I really didn't find the relationship between Isaac and his brother to be worth telling.
Good voice and delivery.
Narration was great in the telling
Brought me to tears with so many people dying