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CRAZY FOR THE STORM A Memoir of Survival

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Norman Ollestad

Biography & Memoir • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Ollestad’s memoir opens with his recollection of being in a plane crash in California's Sierra Madre mountains at the age of 11. With the others in the plane dead, including his father, Ollestad had to find his way down from the stormy, icy mountains alone. What saved him were the lessons he’d learned from his ambitious, demanding father, who had schooled his son in athletic and outdoor adventures throughout his childhood when other kids were allowed to simply have fun riding bikes and playing ball. The author speaks in a voice jerky and unsure of itself, portraying himself as the whiny boy he once was, but without imitating him. In humble sentences and abrupt dialogue he recounts the profound emotional lessons gleaned from enviable, yet infuriating, bonding experiences with his dad. Ollestad re-creates the characters who molded his youth, narrating in but a single voice, but crafting ardent personalities with inflection and rhythm. J.A.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2009]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 9780061774454 $39.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2009

CS ISBN 9781433290893 $59.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433290909 $70.00 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433290930 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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