Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather

Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather

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By (author) Reed Timmer, By (author) Andrew Tilin, Narrator Joshua Swanson

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 191mm x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400167892
  • ISBN 13: 9781400167890
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 944,399

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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 three-hundred-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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Andrew Tilin is a contributing editor at "Outside" and "Wired." His work has also appeared in the "New York Times," "Slate," and "Runner's World." Reed Timmer is a star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" and one of the most successful and most extreme storm chasers in the world. Joshua Swanson is a five-time "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, including for "This Book Is Not Good for You" by Pseudonymous Bosch and "Testimony" by Anita Shreve. He has narrated over one hundred books since 2007 and was named a Best Voice of 2010 for his work in the young adult genre by "AudioFile" magazine.

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"Joshua Swanson narrates in the same energetic way that Timmer goes after storms--aggressively....But it's Swanson's frenetic tone that puts the listener near the eyes of the storms." ---AudioFile