McCullough telling the stories of everyday people, and how so many people were oblivious to their actions.
Relatively unknown event in the nation's history but devastating impact.
Yes. Edward Herrmann is my favorite narrator and as usual he was brilliant.
Another outstanding book by David McCullough.
A good read and an exhaustive study of the causes and effects of one of our nation's most horrific disasters.
My only problem with this book is the occasional long lags (as much as 15 seconds) between some of the chapters. On several occasions I found myself checking my audio device to make sure it was still operating properly. Annoying, but not serious enough to make the listen a bad one.
David McCullough is a great author. I have recently started reading his books and after finishing one I start another one. This book is a great story of the Johnstown flood. Very interesting
David D. Johnson
I go out of my way to read (hear) anything written by Mr. McCullough. While the author is spectacular in his narration, Mr. Herrmann's brings out the most understanding of what Mr. McCullough writes, he is, in short, the very best narrator I could imagine. Mr. McCullough clearly sets himself as a gift to the English language and coupled with his research, (with Mr. Herrmann's narration), we are three times blessed. I can say no more.
This is not a character book. It is history and the closest it comes to character is the wealthy men who belonged to the hunt club.
Listening to narrative adds a dimension I did not get from reading. I have noticed several books that seem much deeper and more personal when digested as an audio book. "With the Old Breed" is a notable example.
Very well done and very well narrated. I enjoyed what was to me rather dry reading many years go. This was a major disaster of the "Gilded Age" and it is told with a keen eye for detail.