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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,587 ratings  ·  190 reviews
No one was aware of the storm's sudden force.
Not the Hurricane Hunter crew trapped in its center.
Not the family marooned on a resort island while searching for their missing teen.
A deadly Category Five hurricane has never hit the Georgia coast in modern times.
Until now. St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicte
Paperback, 226 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Bell Bridge Books
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
Great book if you like natural disaster stories! There was quite a bit of information on hurricanes and hurricane Hunters which I found pretty fascinating. Mother nature is not to be messed with!
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I saw this book offer on a website I visit They offer a list books availalbe for download on the Kindle that are free or at reduced prices. A few weeks ago, this book was listed as free. It immediately caught my attention because it is set in St. Simon's Island, Georgia. Not many people have heard of this collection of islands off the coast of Georgia. Jekyll Island is probably the most well-known, then there is also Sea Island. You can only reach these islands ...more
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
About all I can say is... WOW!!! What a great book! It was so exciting at so many levels! I felt like I learned a lot. I've only actually experienced one hurricane (actually, by the time it reached our area, it was a tropical storm) and the effects (minor) of a few others, so I've never been as scared as I would have been on the island featured in this book. But I felt I was transported into every scene in the book.
One of the things that made this a most interesting book to me was that when I
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, 2011
A fun, mostly quick paced thriller about people involved in a huuricane on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia.

There is a family of four who are vacationing on the island and find themselves searching for the 15 year old daughter who snuck of the home. They must try to find their daughter before the storm hits the island.

Then there is the Hurricane Hunters, the US Air Force reservists who have the ominous job of flying in and out of the hurricane to get readings from the huge storm. Tyey
Sharon Hopper
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book immensely. It was hard to put down. I read it in a day and had a jolly good time doing so! This novel is fast paced, takes place on and around St. Simon's Island, Georgia and involves a category 5 hurricane. It is both heart-stopping and heart-wrenching. Full of action, told from different points of view, and employing the science of hurricane hunting, it is well worth the read. ...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
It seems like Eyewall by H.W. Buzz Bernard should have been a guaranteed winner, after all it features a category 5 hurricane making landfall in Georgia. I'm a long-time weather geek and have followed storms and systems with rapt enthusiasm for years. Additionally I gave my highest endorsement to Bernard's second book, Plague so I was really looking forward to Eyewall. Alas, there were a few flaws in this debut novel. There were also a few things he did r ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shtf-teotwawki
This was actually much better than I had even expected. Every step of the way was paved with strife, love, conflict, daring, heroism and of course the raging maelstrom of a category 5 hurricane. The characters were very well crafted, their conflicts were emotionally charged enough to have you invested in their stories as you read onward to see what happens. The three main male characters were all terrible with women, but, they did alright in the heroic fortitude column; so, it's hard not like em ...more
Kim (Bookishly Me)
Jun 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Let me start off by saying I'm like the world’s biggest sucker for "disaster" movies so when I found this book I was actually jumping in my seat.

This book is three storylines who all come together. One is about a US air Force hurricane hunting team who has the task of flying through hurricane Janet to collect data, but this goes terribly wrong. The second is of a family who is on vacation on St. Simon Island and are looking for their missing daughter and get stuck on the island as the storm hits
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Twelve hours inside a hurricane...
This story is about a hurricane off the coast of Georgia that initially looks like a minor threat except to one meteorologist who sees something that the computer models don't - the potential to escalate quickly to a category 5. But he needs to convince his superiors that he is right and to let him go on the air and warn the affected areas. Meanwhile, the Air Force Hurricane Hunters are doing a routine sweep through the storm to send data back to the Hurricane C
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
As other reviewers have stated, this is a "can't put it down" kind of book. While the plot, and the characters for that matter, are fairly standard and stereotypical, the book still grabbed me by the seat of my pants and refused to let go. Making the deal that much sweeter was that I found the book free for my Kindle. WIN! ...more
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A fast-paced thriller following three stories that intercept during Hurricane Janet, which goes from a cat. 1 to a cat. 5 coming into St. Simons Island, GA. A family of four can't get off the island. A weather network specialist has to go rogue to warn the masses. The Hurricane Hunter plane is trapped inside the eyeball. Strong, emotional characters.

Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Holy cow! I liked this book!! In fact read to 78% before I put it down!! I went into it thinking it was a made for tv weather disaster movie-ala lifetime and I suppose it is BUT it really kept my attention and it was worth the read!! Could just about hear the wind and the rain and the waves!! And it reminded me of living in Charleston when Hugo hit---never again baby
R. Scott
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a really good book which gives good insight into the Hurricane Hunter C-130's and what they do. I went to school at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MI where the Hurricane Hunters are stationed. Plus a some human drama added in made it a pretty good book. ...more
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of natural disaster thrillers/suspense.
~* 4.5 Stars *~
Gripped Me By the Throat and Didn't Let Go

It's Labor Day weekend and St. Simons Island, Georgia, is flooded with holiday tourists, even though a category one hurricane is churning in the Atlantic just east of the Florida peninsula. It's a minimal hurricane, after all, and not expected to show any real attitude before it makes landfall in South Carolina. Plus, everyone knows that hurricanes don't hit the coast of Georgia. The concave shape protects it from the vagaries of the world
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
“Eyewall” written by H. W. "Buzz" Bernard and narrated by Marshall Seese is a natural disaster story in the likes of “The Poseidon Adventure” or “The Towering Inferno”. This story takes place during a hurricane that rapidly increases in intensity and goes off course decimating an island off the Georgian coast. The author wraps in various relationships that are not directly related to the story. If you are someone who enjoys book of the natural disaster genre or likes learning a great deal about ...more
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love "weather", and love St. Simons Island so this was a no-brainer.
A hurricane is brewing, and headed toward St. Simons, and is bigger than anyone anticipates.
With only one causeway to the mainland, it is imperative to get the word out, but no one wants to believe Obie, the disgraced meteorologist. When he takes matters into his own hands, he and a co-worker, Sherrie, put their jobs on the line.
This is supposed to be Lt. Walker's last flight as a Hurricane Hunter. Expecting a routine flight i
Florence Primrose
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hurricanes never hit the Georgia coast. But the Air Force Hurricane Force will fly through the hurricane in four different directions to assess the winds. Walker is the pilot, but his commander is along.

Meteorologist Obermeyer of The Weather Channel sees something different about Hurricane Janet approaching and wants to order evacuation of the Georgia islands, but his boss says not until the government issues the order.

Alan, Trish are staying on St. Simon’s Island. Alan makes all the decisions.
Shari Todd
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Lots and lots of full bore hurricane action in this book! My only critique is the author uses too many $100-words (sinusoidal, mephitic, etc.) when a crafty $20-word would do. I love words! And I have a decent vocabulary. I chose this book after reading Mr. Bernard's brilliant book, "When Heroes Flew". Highly recommend both books!!! For me, and after all reviews are merely personal opinions, the vocabulary of this book feels a bit forced and not quite as natural as Mr. Bernard's later e
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was really exciting! The characters were well written, and the pacing made it hard to put down. This one would be a great vacation read for a fan of natural disaster adventures (though, maybe hold off if you're vacationing in a small island during hurricane season). There were a few places where the writing style felt a touch awkward in my opinion, which is why I can't give it 5 stars, but I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, and will be sure to read more by this author in the future! ...more
Ardy Mattox
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eyewall is a terrific book and one i am glad i had to read

Sometimes you get book that is exciting and has good people to like and dislike who drive the story forward. I loved the story nothing like a huge storm And a vulnerable airplane And crew. Lots of tension to see if they could survive now I can breathe a gain
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will read all books by this author

First book I read by this author and it was exceptional! I will read all his books now because his writing is full of tension, great characters, and the kind of book you just don't want to put down. The details he put in this book really make you feel what it's like in the plane, in the storm, and so on. Excellent book!!!
Vickie Gillespie
I started the book, but it didn't quickly catch my attention. Since it was during a trial of kindle unlimited that then ended, I got involved with another book and this fell by the wayside. It's an interesting premise and I think I would like to try to read it again sometime. I think a few more pages in and I would have been hooked, but Polar Vortex caught my attention and I read that instead. ...more
Anita Rudd
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an easy read. Not too taxing on the brain with minor character development. I would read other books just because it's light reading while I'm traveling. I'm not so involved that I can't put it down while I walk through the airport or train station. ...more
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Kindle clean up in full effect. I can’t even remember buying this and just happened to be on vacay near St. Simons when I tripped across this in my Kindle backlog. It’s a bit stilted in the character development dept but lots of interesting information on hurricanes. I learned a thing or two.
Becky Schulman
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very interesting account of what it is like to be in the cockpit of the hurricane recon plane. And it was also interesting to be exposed to the reasoning of the weather forecaster and the network tv station reporting on the hurricane.
Woody James
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a new author for me, I have never read anything by him but this grabbed me right from the start. I really enjoyed it.
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was an excellent book and I would highly recommend this book to any one who wants an excellent read.I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Cheryl Kravetz
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book!
May 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Entertaining, fast read
Review to come.
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H. W. "Buzz" Bernard is a best-selling, award-winning novelist.

His debut novel, EYEWALL, which one reviewer called a "perfect summer beach read," was released in May 2011 and went on to become a number-one best seller in Amazon's Kindle Store.

PLAGUE ("One of the best thrillers of 2012″--novelist Al Leverone) came out in September 2012, and won the 2014 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coaliti

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