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On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    READ IT!!!

    'This modern-day story of a shipwreck on what I could only describe as a cruel December night up in Alaska's notorious Bering Sea, and the attempts to rescue those in peril is INTENSE! It reads like one of those tales by Jack London, except this one is entirely true. Anyway I thoroughly enjoyed it. After setting up this dramatic story, and briefly introducing the main characters, the author deftly guided me through some 200 pages plus of non-stop action. As the plot unfolded, I found myself drawn closer and closer to this edge-of-your-seat adventure, until I almost had to force myself to breathe. The descriptions of that massive ship running onto the rocks and breaking in two was like something out of the movie TITANIC. And the giant rogue wave that came out of the night and washed the Coast Guard H60 Jayhawk helicopter (carrying three of the helo's crew and seven recently rescued members of the ship's crew) out of the sky and sent it crashing into the sea, as well as the panicked efforts of those attempting to swim out of the wreckage, was all unforgettable. My heart goes out to those poor souls (many with families) who died trying. More than a few were swept into the deadly surf nearby and vanished forever, never to be seen again. This book was a great reading experience. But I did come away from it wanting something more. Someday I would like to meet Aaron Bean, that tenacious, tough-as-nails young rescue swimmer. His heroic devotion to duty while being trapped for hours in what was an absolutely impossible, life and death situation, made all the difference to one lucky sailor, and won me over completely.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2012

    Highly recommend

    I love Walker's ability to put you in the middle of a real life situation immediately. This is a great read, I had a hard time putting it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Captured chapter 1

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    Posted February 15, 2013

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    Posted December 28, 2012

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    Posted February 20, 2014

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