Listeners get to hear the destruction of Anchorage, Alaska's 1964 earthquake, which registered 9.2 on the Richter scale, as radio reporter Jeannie Chance witnessed it. Narrator Ray Porter projects her gradual awareness and fear in the first moments of the disaster. His voice also reflects the concern and reassurance with which Chance broadcast on KENI radio over the long Easter weekend that followed. Writer Jon Mooallem draws much of his account of the earthquake from the late journalist's recordings and journals. Mooallem brings in interviews and other reports to create a complete picture of the disaster. Even while writing about destruction, Mooallem shows the community spirit that helped the city recover from the cataclysmic event. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593154670 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593154687 $76.00
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