Into the Storm

  • by Reed Timmer, Andrew Tilin
  • Narrated by Joshua Swanson
  • 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reed Timmer is one of the most successful and most extreme storm chasers in the world. His is a job that requires science and bravado, knowledge and instinct just to survive, never mind excel. It's a job some people would kill for. But most prefer to let Timmer take the risks while they watch from the safety of their homes.
Reed Timmer is a star of Storm Chasers, one of the Discovery Channel's top-rated shows. Into the Storm is Timmer's dramatic account of his extraordinary profession. Each chapter features the story of one of the 300-plus extreme tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer has intercepted over the last decade - storms that include the killer F5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in May 1999; the unprecedented, devastating storm surge of Hurricane Katrina; and the little-studied but enormously powerful storm systems in places like Canada and Argentina, including a recent trip in which Timmer realized he was the only storm chaser in South America and was able to intercept super cells in the most prolific hail-producing region in the world.
As a Ph.D. candidate in meteorology, Timmer is after more than just an adrenaline rush - his stories feature fascinating insights into the science of storms and how the data he is collecting will someday save lives. With a firsthand perspective on the storm-chasing community, Timmer also takes listeners inside this world, examining his controversial obsession and the ethical debates it sparks.
Featuring the same you-are-there immediacy that attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Timmer's Web site every month, Into the Storm is one wild - and informative - ride.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book for people interested in storm chasing.

Loved it and was easy to follow. I recommend it for people who like tornadoes and hurricanes.
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- Grant

Might have been good but....

If it weren't for the feeling that I got that Mr. Timmer lacks common sense, it could have been a good read. It is one thing to put himself in the path of great peril but he choose far too often to take others with him. I do understand that storm chasing does put a person in danger but I felt that he takes far too many chances.
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- gmrob "gmrob"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2010
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio