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I really enjoyed this book and could see myself listening to it again. My mom joined me in the car one day, and I couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen to the characters next so I asked if she'd like to listen. She was sad she wouldn't get to hear the rest of it! <br/><br/>I enjoyed the surprise of getting to hear about the history of weather forecasting in addition to stories from the tornado. Being an Oklahoman, I'm familiar with the weathermen mentioned and found their stories interesting. But I also enjoyed the stories of the people who lived through the storm. <br/><br/>I do wish the author had broken the stories up a little bit more in timeline form. I did find it mildly emotionally exhausting to relive the tornado over and over again, and I had trouble figuring out what was happening at what time in relation to everything else. My mom and I (even in the short time she listened to it) found it really annoying how frequently the author uses the word "tiny" to describe things. Every town to her that isn't Oklahoma City is a "tiny town". This was really annoying because the towns she described as tiny really aren't that tiny at all, and it makes me wonder what word she'd use to describe the smaller ones. Probably "tiny" because it's her word of choice. <br/><br/>All that being said, once I was able to get over the author using several words repeatedly, the story was very fascinating, and I was hooked the entire time.
Would you try another book from Holly Bailey and/or Erin Bennett?
Neither was particularly enthralling.
What was most disappointing about Holly Bailey’s story?
A generally fascinating subject but incapably handled by the author who spends chapter after chapter mired in irrelevant nuance that has little or no bearing on the actual disaster. She spends the first SEVEN chapters discussing only the career progressions of every major Oklahoma meteorologist from 1930-2000, and even that could have been at least mildly interesting, but instead its a dull uncreative recital of worn out cliches. And also, why must Tornados always 'churn'?!
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
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