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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Erik Larson

Narrated By: Richard Davidson

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: June 2006

Duration: 9 hours 35 minutes


Erik Larson is a regular contributor to national magazines including Time, The Atlantic, and Harper's. Filled with images as powerful as the hurricane it describes, Isaac's Storm immediately swept onto best-seller lists across the country. In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before. But by the time this storm had moved across Galveston, at least 6,000-probably closer to 10,000-people were dead, and Cline would never look at hurricanes the same way again. Based on a wealth of primary sources, Erik Larson's unforgettable work will haunt you long after the final sentence. Narrator Richard M. Davidson infuses each chapter with added intensity.


  • James B

    Really enjoyed this will probably appeal to people who are interested in historical events and this book does a good job of putting you back into that time period at the turn of the 20th century. I grew up going to Galveston on a regular basis but never knew the details of the 1900 hurricane - unbelievable! Narration was great and seemed to “fit” the tone of the story well.

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  • Daniel G

    Great story. As usual Mr. Lawson takes want could have been dry history and tells the Human story. That is want history is truest about

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