Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings this kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 24 minutes|
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|Audible.com Release Date||August 09, 2016|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #54,558 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#25 in Natural Disasters (Audible Books & Originals)
#148 in Natural Disasters (Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2009
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From Tootie Montana and Billy Grace who were Mardi Gras fixtures and Ronald Lewis who lived through Betsy to Wil Rawlins who was still trying to live up to his father's name and JoAnn Guidos who was trying to use her bar as an anchor for the nonbinary and transgender communities much as New Orleans nightlife did for her.
These are 9 of many New Orleans stories, and while the book shows the effects Katrina had on their lives, it also spends chapters setting them up so we feel for them as three dimensional people, not just Katrina victims. An excellent read
I had the pleasure of living there for about five years in the mid nineties
I am originally from Scotland and was living in southern California
My husband took a job down there where we stayed in furnished homes in the garden district uptown and across the river in algiers point
When we first arrived i thought it was a bit scary and dirty but after living there for some time it really got attached to that town
It is such a unique place with a European feel filled with history character and wonderful people
I cried when we left
I feel the author has captured the feeling of new Orleans in such a thoughtful and beautiful way and it made me so sad to think that with Katrina the stories history and character of the place may now be gone
It has been one of my favorite books about the crescent city and I will always have very fond memories of my short time there where two of my son's were born
I read a lot and have never reviewed a book but i was so moved by this one
I fell in love with New Orleans all over again.
Watching the descent of the Lower Ninth Ward through the decades - well all of New Orleans really, from a place where poor families struggled to make ends meet and keep family values at the center of their world as the neighborhoods decayed into drug dealer owned corners where even murderers feared to tread after dark. The reasons for that collapse are varied and numerous - as in any other city around the nation. However, this book should help to shine a light on the people who care about New Orleans and her old districts and the history each one carries. They just as varied and more important than the excuses for failure before and after Katrina.
Personally I loved the Big Easy long before Katrina and my heart broke to slosh through the debris after Katrina. New Orleans is a city that accepts you foolishness and all, eccentricities and normality alike. Nine Lives is the only book I've read that offers a true look at the reality that makes New Orleans New Orleans.
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Totalmente recomendable a todos aquellos que tengan interés en conocer por que Nueva Orleans es a día de hoy una de las ciudades con más encanto del mundo.