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The Hurricane [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Howey
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Daniel Stillman has 42 Facebook friends. His cell phone contains 18 contacts, two of them for pizza delivery. Six people follow him on Twitter. Four readers subscribe to his blog; he's pretty sure one of them followed him on accident.

And now a category 5 storm is about to wipe all this away.

In its wake will be left a single girl, a neighbor he never knew, and a new reprieve from the digital maelstrom of his life, a great silence like the eye of some terrific storm.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Broad Reach (May 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052VU9G2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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119 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What, no Zombies? March 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Hugh Howey, you glorious bastard. I just finished reading The Hurricane and I cannot believe I was that enthralled by a story that did not involve space ships, zombies or subterranean societies. I was captivated by Daniel's journey from his connected solitude to discovering that first and deepest human connection in the silence after the storm. I love the way you immersed me in the scene and made me feel the wind and hear the incidental background noises. Yet, somehow, the sentences never feel drawn out or too wordy. That is a rare talent and I'm glad you let us share in it.
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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hurricane will suck you in. October 25, 2011
Format:Paperback
I'm a huge fan of Howey's writing and this book just adds to my already deep love of this writer's work.

Daniel is a young man in his own little world of facebook and his phone and his few meager friends at high school. Life is kind of square and boring for Daniel who never really seems to fit in. During a Category 5 Hurricane, which devastates his neighborhood, Daniel meets new people and learns some wonderful things about himself and his family.

I love the book and how Howey is almost poetic with his descriptions of the Hurricane's aftermath. It made me feel like I was experiencing the wrath of the storm just as Daniel and his family were. It was definitely a quick read. I got so involved with Daniel and his family I had to know what the heck was going to happen next.

The book held a wonderful statement for me, for all of us who get caught up in our own little worlds. Put down your electronics. Dig yourself out of you and say hello to your neighbors. Like Daniel, you'll never know what you'll find down the street.

Great little book with a big story. :)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yay February 6, 2012
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I loved this story, short, to the point and just brilliantly written, for moments during my real life I expected to look up and find a fallen tree before instantly snapping back to reality and realizing that I live in Australia and in a place not prone to hurricanes and/or tornados... But yeah, having read Wool 1 before this and just finished plagiarist, this is still the best one so far... But only marginally...

Next stop, half way home... Then the rest of wool then finally Molly Fyde.

One thing is for sure, out of the thousands of books, E or real, that I have read in my 27 years on this planet, no writer has even kept my attention through multiple different stories as Hugh Howey has.

And, like a lot of people with Mr. Howeys works, this is my very first review as I thought this story was just THAT good... Hope you write more of these style of stories, you know, life of a teen style, I dunno why, maybe my teenage years weren't exciting enough and I just want to live though the power of words those years... Or something like that...

Tl;Dr

The story was perfect, captured my imagination for word one and literally made me feel like I was there... Excelent work!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Howey Fan February 19, 2012
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First off, big congratulations to AMAZON's engine for referring a Hugh Howey book my way. This is definately a huge plus to KINDLE owners to discover new authors. All that said, this was the third of the Howey stories for me to read and the first for me to figure out how to leave a review. I was instantly in the head of the main character and enjoyed the developements of his family through a tough event. After I was halfway through the story a strange fear developed in me that there would be a twist of fate that was going to rattle my bones which after having the wool pulled over my eyes in WOOL i felt was a great possibility. Needless to say I was tickled with the very organic redemption of Daniel's father and how Daniel found his own way as an awkward yound adult. The empathy i could feel for the various character's amazed me in that they were developed so well I was amazed I felt for them all in the ways that i did. Thank you AMAZON and Hugh for bringing all these stories my way.
This will be as highly recomended a Hugh Howey story as Wool and Halfway Home and all for very different reasons.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! May 31, 2011
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I started The Hurricane on Memorial Weekend. It was so good I finished it in 1 day! I really enjoyed reading it and even carried my Kindle to a family cookout and read right on. Purchase this book and enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! September 8, 2012
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I loved this story and its moment-to-moment description of what it's like o be in a
hurricane, from the Zen-like quality of finding a peaceful calm in the eye of the
hurricane, to family and neighbors coming together in crisis, aquiring new respect
for their abilities, and connecting with others outside the digital world.

Howey's writing is clean and efficient, and the story is so real that it inspired
me to put together an emergency kit, including a solar-powered radio, which I've
intended to do for years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Smooth and Relatable Coming-of-Age Story May 23, 2012
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This was a really enjoyable read. I suggest reading it during a summer thunderstorm.

I have read Howey's Wool series and loved it so I figured I would give this a try. The plots and subject matter are very different, but Howey's writing is just as good. I never would have thought I could really enjoy a teenage coming-of-age story with a pretty simple plot. But I did, and I think that happened because this story is really easy to connect to. It describes those times when 'day-to-day' living is totally interrupted and we are forced into a situation that allows us to gain a different perspective on life and forge new relationships with old friends.

I also found this book an interesting read because it deals with the issue of "connected isolation" that has become so common with the current infatuation with cell phones, facebook, texting, social media etc. This book really makes you think about whether it would be better for all of us if we had, say.. just a few really close friends as opposed to several hundred facebook 'friends.'
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Wool
This is not Wool by any stretch and has some highly inappropriate bits at the start (for sure don't give to kids) but it had a good point and was kind of endearing anyway.
Published 4 days ago by Courageous
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one from Hugh Howey
Great short read that I thoroughly enjoyed! Love Hugh's style and storytelling prowess... Daniel is an interesting dude and I wanted to hear more of his story!
Published 5 days ago by brandonj71
4.0 out of 5 stars Closer to hom
Hugh Howey can paint the most detailed picture of any place, that existed or hasn't yet. It was interesting to see what he could do with a present day disaster that I could... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I'd call is a YA novel, but enjoyed it.
This read like a YA novel, but not to say you shouldn't read it if you like novels about young adult relationships, first loves, child/parent relationships, etc. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Ms. S.
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring!
Having thoroughly enjoyed Hugh Howey's "Silo" series, I thought this would be another good book. WRONG! So uninteresting I couldn't wait to finish it. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Sandra M. Felix
4.0 out of 5 stars Took me back to Hugo!
I am an enormous fan of Hugh Howey's work and while this book wasn't anything like the Wool Omnibus (will there ever be? Read more
Published 19 days ago by Donna Jenkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Hurricane Aftermath
Not the type of subject matter that interest me. A family coping with and following a major hurricane. I like a different type of adventure story. Read more
Published 23 days ago by walter bradley
3.0 out of 5 stars Story written okay...
... but reader may be left lacking in wanting "more" out of the ordinary. Not that hurricanes are ordinary but... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Amie Fournier-flather
5.0 out of 5 stars Another five stars for Hugh Howey.
This book is an excellent example of the breadth of Hugh Howey's talent. It is not science fiction or dystopian, yet it resonates with my sci fi mind. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynne A. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Howey is the man!
Not a stitch of science fiction and but the man can craft a story. You are instantly sucked into Hurricane. No pun intended. Read more
Published 1 month ago by bryan may
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More About the Author

Hugh Howey is the author of the award-winning Molly Fyde Saga and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling WOOL series. The WOOL OMNIBUS won Kindle Book Review's 2012 Indie Book of the Year Award -- it has been as high as #1 in the Kindle store -- and 17 countries have picked up the work for translation. Look for WOOL in hardback in 2013 from Random House UK and keep your fingers crossed that Ridley Scott and Steve Zaillian will do something exciting with the film rights!

Hugh lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife Amber and their dog Bella. When he isn't writing, he's reading or taking a photograph.

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