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Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

From the depths of tragedy a renewed family emerges.

As a career Navy officer and experienced sailor, I had heard anecdotally about this incident at sea but was thrilled to read the Silverwoods' story of peril, survival and redemption. I believe that everything we learn and experience in life ultimately prepares us for an...
As a career Navy officer and experienced sailor, I had heard anecdotally about this incident at sea but was thrilled to read the Silverwoods' story of peril, survival and redemption. I believe that everything we learn and experience in life ultimately prepares us for an incident like this and when it comes, we find out what we (and our family) are really made of. This is truly a Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature and Man vs. Himself account brought to life aboard a luxury catamaran on the high seas. Plan to spend an entire afternoon reading this book because once you start, you can't put it down.

posted by CDR_Stryker on March 29, 2009

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For me, this book was very difficult to read. I got about 110 pages into the book before I stopped reading. Even with all the drama of their disaster at sea, the story was pretty boring. It took Jean, who wrote the first part, more than 40 pages to get to their actual t...
For me, this book was very difficult to read. I got about 110 pages into the book before I stopped reading. Even with all the drama of their disaster at sea, the story was pretty boring. It took Jean, who wrote the first part, more than 40 pages to get to their actual time at sea. The family history that came before that was not really that interesting. Also, when Jean spoke about her kids, she never seemed able to describe them well enough to make them feel real. Jean's writing wasn't very good, but that's to be expected. One thing that she did that was most annoying was her extreme detail when describing her family or their history. The only situation in the book that caught my attention or felt real was when John started drinking again. It also made their children more 3D since Jean wasn't trying to describe them herself, she was just explaining how they reacted to the situation. Overall, if you love hearing about a mother's (and father's) view of their children, especially as they overcome obstacles, then you might like this book.

posted by Anonymous on June 11, 2008

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