The Storm

  • by Michael R. Lewis
  • Narrated by Sean Schroeder
  • 0 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the 1950s, mental illness was in the closet, a condition rarely discussed beyond immediate family members. A young mother struggles with bipolar disorder, abusing alcohol and prescription drugs before seeking psychiatric help. Their solution: mind-altering shock and insulin treatments.
Her husband, fighting to keep the love of his life, focuses on her recovery, working two jobs to cover the costs of a decade-long cycle of depression. Her son, just entering his teenage years, feeling abandoned and lost in his anger at the disintegration of the family by forces he can't understand, explores the dark side of his character.
There are no winners in this family tragedy, just survivors. The familial strands are stretched and strained, almost to the breaking point.
"The Storm" is a testament to the resilience of families and individuals, not the triumph of modern medicine or the saving grace of a miracle. It is a story of love and responsibility overcoming adversity of the worst sort, of going ahead when the future is most uncertain.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A heartfelt story of a family dealing with mental

What disappointed you about The Storm?

The length . I think Mr Lewis could have discussed the effect that his mother's illness had on him as an adult ad not just his turbulent childhood.

Would you ever listen to anything by Michael R. Lewis again?


What does Sean Schroeder bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr Schroeder did a good job with narration and listening to books allows me to multitask.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Painted a clear picture of the family dynamics of mental illness.

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- Marlyn S

Good story and very well told

If you could sum up The Storm in three words, what would they be?

story of hope

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storm?

The whole story was excellent especially about how the author grew up.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was just before the author went away to college. He was talking with he father about his father's regret. Very well done.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

see above

Any additional comments?

The narrator did an excellent job. His tone and pace easily drew me into the story.

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- Casey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2014
  • Publisher: Michael R Lewis