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THE GREAT DELUGE Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

by | Read by Kyf Brewer

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2006

Douglas Brinkley brings back the devastation wrought by Katrina and the botched response to it. He outlines the warnings, the storm itself, the collapse of the levees, and the tragic aftermath. Not much additional drama is needed, and Kyf Brewer doesn't provide it; rather, he reads in a reportorial style, making sure you get every word. He shows warmth for the many heroes, such as the unnamed boatmen who risked their lives rescuing people, as well as contempt for Mayor Nagin, who hid out in a high-rise. He also brings home the stench created by heat, carcasses, sewage, and rotting food. Just when we might let our memories of this tragedy dim, this well-done abridged version is a great reminder. J.B.G. 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 0061128945 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 0061209341 $19.95



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 0061128945 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 0061209341 $19.95

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