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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Volponi Narrator: Jacob Norman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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Miles has only been living with his musician father in New Orleans for two months when Hurricane Katrina hits - and they haven't really been getting along. His dad lives for jazz, while Miles' first love is football. But father and son must set aside their differences when they seek refuge in the crowded Superdome.

What begins as a safe haven from the storm soon turns into a nightmare as the power fails and gangs of thugs compete for turf. When his father decides to rebel, Miles must make a choice that will alter their relationship - and both of their lives - forever.

From award-winning author Paul Volponi comes this tale of how low humanity can sink in desperate times and how loudly hope can sing against the howl of tragedy. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 2/13/2014

    " A true reflection of just how crazy things really got in New Orleans both before and after Hurricane Katrina. It shows the terrible side of human nature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Germany | 1/27/2014

    " Excellent book. This is it, a realistic look at what it was like to live through Katrina at the New Orleans Superdome. It is a fastpased, pageturner. I read it in less than two hours in one sitting. It is only 136 pages. The book does have a good deal of strong language including words such as: shit (19), damn (11), niggger (5), bitches (3), ass (8), piss (5), bastard (4), hell (5), and fuck (4). The strong language does not take away from the book but gives it a more realistic feel. A mature middle school student can handle this title and the realistic protrayal of this historic disaster provided they are allowed to read this type of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khornberger | 1/9/2014

    " This book is a great selection for high school students and is great historical fiction in that students can identify with it and the contemporary issues it presents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austin Barelle | 1/6/2014

    " it is a very good book so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 1/6/2014

    " So far, this is the best book about Hurricane Katrina for teens. A realistic account of one teen's experience trying to escape New Orleans, ending up in the Superdome, and losing his home. And like Katrina, the book did not end "happy," but it did end with hope. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 712Katie | 12/12/2013

    " I loved this book a lot, and found it very real and moving. This sheds light on matters untouched that occurred during Katrina. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 7709abimael | 11/30/2013

    " Great book ! I loved it because it was like vase in a real thing that happen "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isaiah Robinson | 10/19/2013

    " this book was not good at all, ever thing was predictable. I do not recommend this book to anyone "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLA_MA | 3/31/2013

    " On the eve of Hurricane Katrina, football-obsessed Miles, his musician father, and his uncle are trapped in New Orleans. Stuck in the Superdome until the hurricane passes, they must survive the storm and imagine the New Orleans that awaits them outside. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pork Fried Rice | 3/31/2013

    " books usually bore me to death. this was not an exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevor | 4/3/2012

    " Volponi belongs in the canon of great teen guy authors like Crutcher, Strasser, & Trueman! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devon703 | 8/9/2011

    " This book was Ok. We read it as a read aloud, and i found that there were a lot metaphors and similes which added great detail. but i found that to get a little annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawnna | 7/9/2011

    " This book reminded me of the hurricanes that happend. It cought my attention and was very interesting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Isaiah | 4/30/2011

    " this book was not good at all, ever thing was predictable. I do not recommend this book to anyone "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 711karina | 3/4/2011

    " I thought this book was really good because Miles seemed like a real person, and in the book there was a lot of drama but the type of real drama, not the type of drama you see in soap operas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 713Sequoia | 1/26/2011

    " blek...but then again, we're only in the beginning... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Txtul8r | 1/17/2011

    " This book was amazing! I loved the ending :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb | 12/10/2010

    " The book hurricane song took place in new orleans. It was about a hurricane that hit new orleans. The book was very good and i liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesmine | 11/11/2010

    " This book is about hurricane Katrina and how people bear with things in a shelter called superdome to stay alive. Many things happened and in the end, the characters all learnt new thing. I think this is a very good book as it tells me not to take things for granted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawnna | 9/14/2010

    " This book reminded me of the hurricanes that happend. It cought my attention and was very interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 5/30/2010

    " Interesting albeit on the lighter side of looking at an insider's view of the Katrina experience. Sucked me in at the beginning, but I wanted more depth, I guess. Still good stuff, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 5/18/2010

    " This book is truly awesome. It shows what hardships most people went through during Hurricane Katrina. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khornberger | 4/28/2010

    " This book is a great selection for high school students and is great historical fiction in that students can identify with it and the contemporary issues it presents. "

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