• Storm Stories

  • Weather Dog
  • Narrated by: Jim Cantore
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-31-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Weather Channel Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brad and Janine Stickleman may have the best tornado warning system in all of Nebraska. When their dog, Champ, headed straight for the basement on May 17, 2000, they knew that the eerie skies were holding a lot more than they could have ever imagined. It started with baseball-sized hail and ended with a mound of destruction caused by an F-3 tornado. Just before the storm hit, Champ took off up the basement stairs. The twister destroyed the Stickleman's home, but their biggest concern was Champ.
©2007 The Weather Channel Inc.; (P)2007 The Weather Channel Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Gillian on 01-28-14

Better Than Others of this Ilk

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As this is only .95, it's a nice little listen. Don't think you're going to get in-depth coverage of anything; it's just a relation of a couple of isolated incidents.

If you’ve listened to books by The Weather Channel before, how does this one compare?

At least this Weather Channel snippet uses background audio of the actual events throughout. There are no canned sounds to make a point. (In one I've listened to in the past, it was punctuated with, "Meow!" and "Woof!") Here, there's audio of the storm chasers.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

This is obviously done by a professional who is used to being on the air and delivering lines with maximum drama. No problem with that.

Was Storm Stories worth the listening time?

Sure, this was barely over 21 minutes. How can I begrudge that?

Any additional comments?

This is a decent little ditty to listen to in between listening to other audiobooks. It's nice to take a breather every now and then, and the storyline here is fairly compelling (with the animals), and the narrator delivers with an urgency that's not too melodramatic.
But if you'd like to save your .95, you're not going to miss anything out-of-this-world exciting...

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