Beginning with raucous accounts of steam engine collisions, narrator Tom Weiner guides listeners through a comprehensive history of energy disasters from the 1890s to the present. The book focuses on nuclear accidents, and Weiner's deep, resonant voice suggests the immense potential of the atom—and the striking cost of human error. In contrast to the subject itself, James Mahaffey's writing is surprisingly charming. While Weiner's narration is rather formal and authoritative, he always succeeds in letting the listener in on the wry observations within Mahaffey’s reasoned arguments. Make no mistake, the audiobook is dense (despite the omission of copious amusing footnotes). Weiner's consistent, evenly paced delivery offers listeners a chance to reconsider a timely and divisive issue—the safety and future of nuclear energy. A.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781482995480 $44.95 Thirteen CDs
DD ISBN 9781482995442 $29.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781482995466 $123.00 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781482995473 $29.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781482995435 multiple sources
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