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Crazy for the Storm

Audiobook

Set in Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s, the book captures the earthy surf culture of Southern California; the boy's conflicted feelings for his magnetic father; and the exhilarating tests of skill in the surf and snow that prepared young Norman to become a fearless surfer and ski champion-which ultimately saved his life.

In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered Cessna carrying Norman, his father, his father's girlfriend, and the pilot, crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father, his coach and hero, was dead, and the 11-year old Ollestad had to descend the mountain alone and grief-stricken, through snow and ice, without any gear. This is his remarkable story, in his own words.


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Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • File size: 221193 KB
  • Release date: June 9, 2009
  • Duration: 07:40:49

MP3 audiobook

  • File size: 221352 KB
  • Release date: June 9, 2009
  • Duration: 07:40:46
  • Number of parts: 7


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English

Set in Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s, the book captures the earthy surf culture of Southern California; the boy's conflicted feelings for his magnetic father; and the exhilarating tests of skill in the surf and snow that prepared young Norman to become a fearless surfer and ski champion-which ultimately saved his life.

In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered Cessna carrying Norman, his father, his father's girlfriend, and the pilot, crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father, his coach and hero, was dead, and the 11-year old Ollestad had to descend the mountain alone and grief-stricken, through snow and ice, without any gear. This is his remarkable story, in his own words.


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