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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (158 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Reed Timmer, Andrew Tilin Narrator: Joshua Swanson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781400187898
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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, 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 300-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 PhD 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 website every month, Into the Storm is one wild—and informative—ride.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “For fans of ‘extreme weather’ adventures, this is a must-read.”

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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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/6/2013

    " Reed Timmer chases tornadoes for us bookworms and YouTube heads so we don't have to or get the desire to. Thanks Reed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 7/25/2013

    " Extremely interesting book for anyone interested in the weather!! I watched Timmer on storm chasers but I didn't really fully realize just how crazy (and dedicated he is!). Very excellent read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Sullivan | 10/26/2012

    " If you enjoy watching Storm Chasers you will like this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wsprag | 8/13/2012

    " Not too bad. This is subject matter that is better seen than read, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 7/26/2012

    " Hard to rate...the author is a friend of Dan's from high school! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne Gregory | 1/24/2012

    " I found it spellbinding, wished it would have kept going. As a frustrated weather-head, I always enjoy reading this stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrin | 11/20/2011

    " It was a great look at storms and the author and how he got interested in chasing different storms. I also loved the different pictures that accompanied the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/3/2011

    " Really enjoyed this in depth look at the world of storm chasing! I love Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel - and highly recommend this one to fans! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 4/3/2011

    " I'm a little torn on this one. Author is a friend of Dan's from high school so its hard to be impartial. Lots of seriously crazy stories, but sometimes I just really wanted him to grow up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 3/24/2011

    " what a great read. I didn't finish it before it was due back in the library. I will put my name on the list to check it out again and hope that my turn will cycle back very soon. I'm going to try and use the Livescribe pen with it. Think the pencasts will be a good start for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey Wroe | 1/9/2011

    " Amazing read, recomended to anyone :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/21/2010

    " Hard to rate...the author is a friend of Dan's from high school! "

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About the Author

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. He earned his PhD in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

About the Narrator

Joshua Swanson is an actor and voiceover talent. He’s worked in major motion pictures and television and as a voice talent has worked in all facets of the business. An award-winning audiobook narrator with over sixty titles to his name, Swanson has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.