This is an audible documentary of the National Forests. The narration and writing is so well done, I get lost in the story and can envision the fire leaping at myself, as if I were an observer. I have new heros and they lived trough this inferno!
This is a story about great men and women. Some well known, some that Timothy Egan has pulled out from the shadows and given them the spotlight they have long deserved. He has made a world full of sound, light and life in his writing. I still feel the sparks coming down and taste the smoke in the air.
I have read this book, gifted this book, bought the audiobook and still listen to it time and again. The best research of the Dust Bowl years that I've ever read, including personal histories of survivors of the Dust Bowl (my grandparents). As always, Timothy Egan is both a great researcher and storyteller.
I think I can taste dirt when he describes the cars dying from the black blizzard. I will dream of static lightening on the fences and tumbleweeds.
As always, Lisa Scottoline is able to take random things and weave them into a great story.
I found the performance too dainty. Lisa's characters seem grittier than what was portrayed. A lot of that was lot in the performance.
It was acceptable, but not what I expected.
The Loin's Game was phenomenal, and a follow-up would be hard pressed to beat it. That withstanding, I was dismayed by the taming down of the rich characters and plot that entranced me. I fell in love with the acerbic humor of DeMille's characters, and missed it mightily. The taming of the plot from the Lion's Game was disappointing, and I was editing the book in my head far before the middle of the book. I'm sorry, but I was let down.
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