Born in and living in Arizona, I have rafted the Canyon numerous times, explored Glen Canyon as the waters of Lake Powell rose, covering one after another, incredibly beautiful cottonwood shaded canyon glens, trickling waterfalls, red sandstone pools and sandy beaches My only solace Hundreds or Thousands of years in the future Glen Canyon will reemerge in its original breathtaking splendor! Human eyes may or may not be there to view its beauty Our family read and listened to this disaster-thriller on our flight to Las Vegas and in the rental car as we visited Hoover Dam, went rafting and hiking in the Grand Canyon, and boated around Lake Powell.
The engineering insights that were so much a part of the story really appealed to me as I work in a related field. Loved the story. What did you love best about Wet Desert? I thought the story line was well thought out, especially considering the plot revolved around a thought that just about any early-teens boy that has ever seen a dam has had - "What if I could blow this up I love it when a book can make me dig back into my past to connect personal memories with the current story.
I also thought that the book was well researched.
There were very few moments during the book when I jumped out the the story to think "Wait, that doesn't sound right. Which scene was your favorite? There were many scenes in which my mind was thinking "That would be cool to see. This ought to be a movie. The story returns to this scene several times, and each time the scene is vividly described.
For a first effort, I thought the author did a great job overall. I will admit that while listening to the first chapter or two I thougth that some parts were awkwardly written, but at some point, still early in the book, I became less aware of the writing style and more invoved in the story. The story itself is very engaging. Throughout most of the book I found myself looking for reasons to take trips long enough to listen to more of the book.
The narration is pretty good too. There are a few voices that don't fit the images I have in my head, but for the most part I enjoyed the narrator's performance.
I love stories that require intelligence and not just guts and survival skills from the main character. I couldn't believe that this war his first novel because it is WAY better than some other first novels I've read. Fun story that I've actually listened to multiple times. Only thing I really didn't like was the rendition of female voices, other than that he is a great reader.
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By: Gary Hansen. Narrated by: Greg Dehm. Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins. Summary Grant Stevens, a mid-level manager for the Bureau of Reclamation, only wanted to build dams.
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Most Helpful Most Recent. Sher from Provo Well written and compelling Living in the West myself, and being acquainted with many of the places mentioned in this book, I found it particularly interesting. Eldon Entertaining and informative - an excellent story As a long-time Lake Powell fan, and an audio book afficionado, I really enjoyed listening to this book on my daily commute and while exercising.
Teresa Hislop Truitt Eco terrorist wet dream An Edward Abbey, Bill Wolverton wet dream about killing people and destroying property, lives, and livelihood in pursuit of an eco terrorist fantasy. Bob Great story.. Kim Great book, very interesting concept. Thomas S. Atkins Thank you Gary for a wonderfully exciting story!
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