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Raymond Kurtze

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  • The Storm of the Century

  • Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
  • By: Al Roker, William Hogeland
  • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 97

On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and 15-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas' Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, when the storm had passed, the city that had existed just hours before was gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: 8,000 corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read

  • By Paul on 09-12-15

Disappointed

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-15

I guess I thought Al would have put out a winner. I was very very disappointed

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  • Top Dog

  • The Story of Marine Hero Lucca
  • By: Maria Goodavage
  • Narrated by: Neil Shah
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 641
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 595
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes listeners into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond developed between Lucca and Marine Corps handler Chris Willingham, launching what became a legendary 400-mission career. A Specialized Search Dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story for dog lovers!

  • By Tim on 03-25-15

Great

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-15

Brought all my emotions out , great book. A superb look into a war we really know so little about.