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Editorial Reviews

Audible.com performed a surprising feat after Hurricane Katrina. They took the headphones off several Gulf-based customers and replaced them with microphones. The result is a cross-section of stories that provide the details missing from the major news accounts. A woman huddling with her horse, a partying teenager who suddenly finds herself transporting dead bodies‚ each story has its own aspects of horror and surrealism. Listeners will find these everyday tales compelling because these people are so much like us. Cleverly executed‚ the production has no connecting narration, no interviewer’s voice. Let’s hope this project popularizes the concept of the documentary audiobook.
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Publisher's Summary

In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, Audible reached out to customers in the affected area to offer help. Many customers responded and several agreed to be interviewed about their experience. Stories from the Storm was recorded in mid-November, in the days when many people were still clearing debris and figuring out how to restart their lives. From a 17-year-old who stayed in an east New Orleans hospital to a casino executive huddled in his closet just a couple of blocks from the beach in Biloxi, these riveting stories will remind listeners of the heartbreak, confusion, and perseverance of Katrina's survivors.Audible wants to thank everyone who participated in these interviews, especially Carter Hooper, Celia Collins, Peter Ascani, Tom Fitzmorris, Elizabeth Feltmate, Sarah Taylor, Michael Davis, Alan Larkin, Jim Nadeau, and Robin Woods.Producers: Kerry Donahue and Gayle Hendrix
Post-production: George James and Sam Rodriguez
Original music by Guy Story
(P)2006 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews



Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2007
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By Richard on 04-18-10

interesting stories from those who experienced it

Told in their own words, you can often see what they are talking about.

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By Paula Beck on 09-12-06

Very Moving

Very moving to hear from people just like you and I that survived this disaster. Thank you Audible for providing this for your subscribers!

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