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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenna Blum Narrator: Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Jenna Blum is a master storyteller, who delivers brilliant insight into the depths of human emotion. In this powerful and provocative novel, Blum explores the dark and mysterious link that connects twins Charles and Karena—and how far one will go to protect the other. Karena Jorge has kept a watchful eye on her brother Charles since they were teens. But when he stops taking his medicine and his bipolar disorder worsens, she’s torn between respecting her brother’s choices and fearing for his life. Obsessed with the untamed energy of storms that mirror his own impulses, Charles begins chasing violent thunderstorms and tornadoes. As his behavior grows increasingly erratic, a terrifying chase with Karena turns deadly—tearing the twins apart and changing their lives forever. As Blum’s well-drawn characters journey from despair to hope, Celeste Ciulla’s pitch-perfect narration inexorably draws listeners into the swirling vortex of this compelling tale. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The unpredictable and dangerous storms provide a framework for an exploration of the bond between siblings (and its limitations), and Blum renders the stormy backdrop as richly as she does her nuanced characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The outer landscape of Tornado Alley and the inner terrain of sibling devotion are brought vividly to life in Jenna Blum’s new novel, a powerful story that reminds us that love is always a pursuit—one that demands, over and over again, that we put ourselves in harm’s way.”

    Stephanie Kallos, author of Broken for You and Sing Them Home

  • “I could not put down Jenna Blum’s tornado of a novel about the secrets we keep from even those we love the most. Her heroine, Karena, is a fearless and fascinating companion on one hell of a ride.”

    Amanda Eyre Ward, author of How to Be Lost and Love Stories in This Town

  • “A somber, effective portrait of twins [and] a meticulous portrait of bipolar disorder and the heartbreaking damage it does to those it affects…Beautifully rendered…A strong second novel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenni VanDeVoorde | 2/10/2014

    " This book divides into 3 different sections. The first section was compelling and impossible to put down; the last two sections didn't quite match the level of the beginning but were still good. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/28/2014

    " It was an ok book, a far cry quality-wise from her first book, Those Who Save Us. I realized halfway through I have a lack of an interest whatsoever in storms and the like! The author goes into great detail about the progress of storms and what it is like when in close proximity to a major storm (tornado, etc.). The main character is determined to find her bipolar twin brother whom she hasn't seen in 20 years. There are many parallels made between storms and the brain/behavior of a bipolar person, some of them more effective than others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kris | 1/19/2014

    " I wanted to like this book, but I got about halfway and felt bored. I listened to this in the car, and I didn't like the reader, so maybe that's part of the problem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christina | 1/12/2014

    " I've always been fascinated with severe weather and this book was a pretty good peek into storm chasing. The main characters, who are twins, were interesting. One has bi-polar disorder and one picks up the pieces of the aftermath. The story is fairly well-written. I'm not sure I know of a better way to teach/inform readers other than having a strategically-placed character schooling the heroine at the same time. If you are at all interested in learning about the form and structure of tornadoes, and stories about family relationships draw you, then I would recommend this book. "

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