Long Voyage Back [NOOK Book]

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*The classic tale of nuclear Armageddon available for the first time in eBook form!*

WHEN THE BOMBS CAME, ONLY THE LUCKY ESCAPED. IN THE HORROR THAT FOLLOWED, ONLY THE STRONG WOULD SURVIVE.

The voyage of the trimaran Vagabond began as a pleasure cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. Then came the War Alert … the unholy glow on the horizon … the terrifying reports of nuclear destruction. In the days that followed, it became clear just how much chaos ...
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Overview

*The classic tale of nuclear Armageddon available for the first time in eBook form!*

WHEN THE BOMBS CAME, ONLY THE LUCKY ESCAPED. IN THE HORROR THAT FOLLOWED, ONLY THE STRONG WOULD SURVIVE.

The voyage of the trimaran Vagabond began as a pleasure cruise on the Chesapeake Bay. Then came the War Alert … the unholy glow on the horizon … the terrifying reports of nuclear destruction. In the days that followed, it became clear just how much chaos was still to come. For Captain Neil Loken and his passengers, their shipmates were now the only family they had, the open seas their only sanctuary, their skill and courage all that might get them out alive.

“LONG VOYAGE BACK is a breathtaking adventure, a vivid story of human endurance and the will to live, and thought-provoking entertainment with a horrifyingly timely theme.”--The Washington Post

“A most devastatingly powerful book… an absolute gem of a suspense yarn… rivets you to the chair until you finish it… a minor masterpiece.”-Pittsburge Gazette

“A tremendous work of fiction—utterly gripping”--Time Out (London)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148311423
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • Publication date: 7/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 31,008
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    This a good read that kept me reading late about nuclear war and

    This a good read that kept me reading late about nuclear war and the struggle to survive in the aftermath. The war between the US and USSR seems like an older novel (written in 1983 I now see) and explains the time frame. It is still a good read. This the first apocalyptic novel I have read that resorts to the sea to avoid hostility and nuclear fallout and is original in my experience.
    It starts out with shocked people (without intact families) sharing a large trimaran with the good intentions of saving as many people as possible and once overloaded - to find out the reality of their situation and getting the folks off that want to onto land and trying to keep food and water and to hastily escape the Chesapeake Bay to the ocean.
    As they sail south through mutiny, nuclear fallout, pirates and hostile South Americans countries, food and water rationing they slowly find their understanding that the world will never be the same and finding a safe harbor may be unattainable.
    I did skip some pages of internal emotional strife that I didn't care for without missing a beat of the action and storyline.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Great story about people trying to survive the a nuclear war and

    Great story about people trying to survive the a nuclear war and its aftermath.
    Originally released in 1983 when tensions between the US and Soviet Union were still high.
    I recently "discovered" this as a ebook, and read it for the first time.
    While some aspects of this book are dated, that in no way reduces the human element in this story, or the chillingly all too real consequences of such a war. Most of the story takes place aboard a trimaran ship, caught in Chesapeake bay when bombs start hitting Washington and other Northeast Cities. The story follows their escape to the open Atlantic, the Caribbean, and southward. The geographic locations of the story only adds to the sense of realism, especially if you are familiar with them. More than anything else, this is a great story about a disaster bringing out both the best and worst in people in their struggle to survive. I highly recommended it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Amazing

    Wow, gets you right away. This is an excellent read. Makes you think about "what if?"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2014

    Very good

    Entertaining

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    Though the story was interesting -- pretty much standard-issue p

    Though the story was interesting -- pretty much standard-issue post-nuclear Armageddon survival -- the setting makes this unique. And a challenge.

    The vast majority of the book takes place aboard a boat, and makes liberal use of sailing terminology. You'd better know the difference between port and starboard, and a lot more, if you want to easily follow the action and descriptions. Rhineheart must be a sailor -- or a great researcher -- at heart.

    Otherwise, Rhineheart does a good job with plot and putting his characters through the kind of hell post-apocalyptic readers have come to expect. But the terminology made this one tougher going for me than most.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Check it out!

    Very good read on survival if the nukes do come.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    A Most Difficult Read

    One can start with the picture on the cover of a monohulled sailboat and find out that the boat in use throughout the book is a catamaran. Ok, so, small distortion, but then it starts to sink, not the boat the book. I am not sure if it is due to the poor writing or the very ugly story line but the book is a most difficult read. I stopped several times as I just didn't care anymore. Not sure why I finished it but it is what I do with books. My suggestion is not to begin it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Recommended

    Great story of after atomic war

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Interesting

    Best to die in the first strike of war involving nukes. Basically what one can take from this book. Interesting group trying to survive against horrible odds both within their group and outside of it.

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