Blizzard! The Storm that Changed America

  • by Jim Murphy
  • Narrated by Taylor Mali
  • 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the East Coast, from Virginia to Maine, to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every community in its path.Through the eyes and words of survivors and victims alike, as well as the careful research for which Newberry Honor Award winner Jim Murphy is known, listeners will experience one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history and understand why, from that day on, life in the United States was forever changed.For family listening, ages 8 and up.

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What the Critics Say

"Brings listeners back to the day two storms converged...accounts of survivors and victims provide a captivating blend of gravity, immediacy and drama." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Stormy Weather...

Each generation endures Storms of the Century that are promptly forgotten by succeeding generations. This book takes you into the heart of New York and New England for a breath taking tour of a storm that challenged the way we did things back in the late 19th century. One can feel the snap of the wind or the bitterness of the cold in the prose as well as the reading. A fine short read.
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- Beloo

Put on a sweater.

This is a good historical look at how difficult the weather made life in the past. I grew up with blizzards, but in a rural midwestern area. This looked at blizzards in the city. I liked it.
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- Martha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2003
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.