The Leeward Side, Whitney Lyon Balliett
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The Leeward Side

Narrator: Gary Telles

Unabridged: 11 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 02/02/2023


Whitney Balliett's magnificent essay on the Great Hurricane of 1938 appeared in The New Yorker fifty years after the event. This selection is part of the full length audiobook, "Storm: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea."Whitney Lyon Balliett (17 April 1926 – 1 February 2007), born in New York City, was America's greatest jazz critic and a master of language. He was a book reviewer and essayist for The New Yorker from 1954 until 2001.Gary Telles has been narrating audiobooks for the past ten years. A veteran stage actor, he has performed classical, contemporary and original theatre across the country, in addition to appearing on television, radio and CD-ROM.