Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman audiobook

Night of the Twisters: The Most Dangerous Night of Their Lives

By Ivy Ruckman
Read by Riley Dugan

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
2.83 Hours Unabridged
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When a tornado watch is issued oneTuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur,don’t think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life duringthe summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough, the wind begins to howland the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts towail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to thebasement before the monstrous twister is on top of them. Little do they knowthat, even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only justbegun.

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Summary

Summary

When a tornado watch is issued oneTuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur,don’t think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life duringthe summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough, the wind begins to howland the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts towail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to thebasement before the monstrous twister is on top of them. Little do they knowthat, even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only justbegun.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exciting and fast paced. Readers will eagerly follow Don and Arthur from beginning to end.” School Library Journal
“Based on a 1980 disaster in which a series of tornadoes devastated a Nebraska town. The first-person narration heightens the drama, and the pace does not slacken until the end, when the community begins to rebuild itself'.” Booklist
“Narrator Riley Dugan is outstanding as the multitude of diverse and colorful characters who inhabit this 1980s story. Before the storm we meet Aunt Goldie, Mrs. Smiley, Don's baby brother, even Jimmy Carter is mentioned. As the boys demonstrate small-town life, they help and are helped by numerous people because when you yell help, everyone becomes your neighbor, including Mennonites and people from Texas. Dugan perfectly captures young innocence and excitement while elderly wisdom and resignation keep things real. This action-packed coming-of-age story will captivate young listeners.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ivy Ruckman

Author Bio: Ivy Ruckman

Ivy Ruckman (born May 25, 1931) is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults. Her works include Melba the Brain and Night of the Twisters, inspired by a 1980 tornado event, the latter of which was made into a 1996 movie. Night of the Twisters was a best seller. Ruckman lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.83
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English