Memorial Hall Library

library catalog
recommended sites

Home > Library Catalog and Collections > Library Collections > Downloadable Books and Music >

audiobooks from

Find a book

Look for eAudio titles eAudio FAQs Request an eAudio
Click here to receive email alerts about eAudio titles and services.

3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It 3000 Degrees: The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It
by Sean Flynn

Narrator: Richard Rohan

Running Time (Hours): 7:01

Request this title
On December 3, 1999, the call crackled in to the men of the Worchester, Massachusetts Fire Department: a three-alarm warehouse blaze in a six-story windowless colossus of brick and mortar. Firefighters love the excitement of a "triple." But this was a different beast.

Rollovers, flashovers, backdrafts, this one had it all. Once inside, they found themselves trapped in a snarling furnace of blazing orange heat as hot as a crematorium, with smoke so black and predatory they had to feel for their partners next to them. Swallowed deep in the building, with no way out, they struggled to survive an ill-fated ordeal that would push them to the very limits of loyalty and courage.

What happened next - and how their lives and community were changed forever - offers an unprecedented look at these heroic men whose job it is to rush into burning buildings when everyone else just wants out.

"[Among] books appearing this year about fires and firefighting...the best of the lot is Sean Flynn's 3000 Degrees." (Newsweek)

"Gripping prose...With confident, deft description, Flynn brings to life this 3000-degree catastrophe with a crackling intensity." (Publishers Weekly)

"A miracle of reporting...This story has the emotional power of the best narrative art." (American Society of Magazine Editors)

Content, cover photos and descriptions are provided by

Last updated: October 01, 2012
Home URL:
Full URL:
Memorial Hall Library   2 N. Main Street   Andover, MA 01810   p:978-623-8400   f:978-623-8407