Firefighters love the excitement of a "triple." But this was a different beast. Rollovers, flashovers, backdrafts, this one had it all. Once inside, they found themselves trapped in a snarling furnace of blazing orange heat as hot as a crematorium, with smoke so black and predatory they had to feel for their partners next to them. Swallowed deep in the building, with no way out, they struggled to survive an ill-fated ordeal that would push them to the very limits of loyalty and courage.
What happened next - and how their lives and community were changed forever - offers an unprecedented look at these heroic men whose job it is to rush into burning buildings when everyone else just wants out.
©2002 Sean Flynn; (P)2002 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
"[Among] books appearing this year about fires and firefighting...the best of the lot is Sean Flynn's 3000 Degrees." (Newsweek)
"Gripping prose...With confident, deft description, Flynn brings to life this 3000-degree catastrophe with a crackling intensity." (Publishers Weekly)
"A miracle of reporting...This story has the emotional power of the best narrative art." (American Society of Magazine Editors
As someone involved in this incident I can tell you that there is alot more to this fire and situation than what he writes. Its an ok book and probably a good read but the reader in this case is awful. The fake Worcester accent is both silly and embarassing and the fake radio transmissions make it like a tv show. Dont bother listening to this on. If anything buy the book and read it yourself.
This is a very good book with one exception.
It is well writen and read, however because we like to listen as a family I was disapointed in the inclusion of foul language in many quotes from the firemen. Not because I don't think that many use foul language, but that it detracts form the enjoyment of the listening experiece for this family.
One of the best books period!
This is the real deal.
I loved the radio voice chatter.
Just a perfect real story.
For a book about a dramatic fire that cost some brave firefighters their lives, you'd think this would be more interesting. I found my mind wandering as I listened.
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