- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America
- Narrated by: Barry Grizzard
- Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-16-05
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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By Karen on 10-21-13
Where is the rest of the book?
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Great topic and narrator but the abridged version is way too short! I would pass on this audiobook for the original version.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Mary on 04-03-09
lessons from yesterday for today
I ordered this title because I grew up near Greenville, MS, and was curious what a comparative "outsider" might say so long after the fact.
I heard many tales of this flood, and the Percy family so key to this book was well known (believe a room in the local library was named for them among other items, and read Lanterns on the Levee in high school).
The reader does a good job.
A cautionary tale of scientific and engineering rivalry over flood control theory, and how it combined with having the absolutely wrong leader in place at a critical time. Those power struggles are timeless. As Katrina shows, they never DID get the flood control problems handled right. . .but the lessons go well beyond just the Mississippi River and who claims to control it.
Not preachy, and not dry. Truly well done.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful