Rough Water Stories Of Survival From The

Rough Water Stories Of Survival From The

by Clint Willis, Simon Prebble, Rick Adamson, Graeme Malcolm
     
 

Hear the stories of men and women battling the elements, and sometimes each other, to stay alive, confronting savage storms, rogue waves, icebergs, sharks, starvation and their own fear and suffering. From Sebastian Junger’s The Whale Hunter to Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny to Lawrence Beesley’s The Loss of The S.S. Titanic, "Rough Water" is a… See more details below

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Hear the stories of men and women battling the elements, and sometimes each other, to stay alive, confronting savage storms, rogue waves, icebergs, sharks, starvation and their own fear and suffering. From Sebastian Junger’s The Whale Hunter to Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny to Lawrence Beesley’s The Loss of The S.S. Titanic, "Rough Water" is a unique collection of the finest writing on why men and women go to sea, and what they find there. "Rough Water" is an adventure audiobook at its most compelling!

Editorial Reviews

Ocean Navigator
Like The Perfect Storm, this collection tells hypnotic tales of mariners battling the remorseless sea.
Sailing Magazine
An eclectic seabag of yarns for a sailor�s library. True and fictional, famous and little-known, these stories evoke in compelling prose the timeless quest of mariners to survive a sea that is at once savage and majestic.
Library Journal - Library Journal
The hypnotic appeal of danger, hardship, extreme elements, and facing death are fascinating to many readers, as witnessed by the popularity of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air. Both books related the drama surrounding nature at its most violent and dangerous. Epic is a compilation of 15 memorable expeditions to world-famous peaks. Included here are Jon Krakauer's solo ascent of Devil's Thumb in Alaska, a winter ascent of Mt. McKinley, and Alfred Lansing's narrative of the 1915 Shackleton expedition. The listener experiences cold, hunger, and fright at the hands of writers who are actual climbers. Their words are powerful because they ring with authenticity. The hardships these climbers endured go almost beyond human comprehension. In one story, a man is stricken with blood clots in his legs; his team members go through tremendous difficulties in an attempt to bring him down rather than continue their climb to the summit. Another story recounts a blinding snowstorm that keeps climbers in their tents for many days and describes the great efforts that must be made merely to melt enough water to stay alive. Rough Water is an anthology of sea stories, mixing fictional excerpts from lengthier works with accounts of factual disasters and includes a portion of Two Years Before the Mast and an episode from Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny. Among the most fascinating are Lawrence Beesley's eyewitness account of the sinking of the Titanic and a shipwreck survivor's diary of a 74-day ordeal aboard an inflatable raft. What keeps Rough Water from being as compelling as Epic is the offsetting move from true-life encounters to fictional stories and from chapters that leave you hanging, either wantingto know what happens or not caring about the outcome. Epic, on the other hand, is powerful, bringing the prospect of frostbitten flesh, chattering teeth, sudden avalanches, and treacherous ice paths into vivid clarity. The listener feels the intense discomforts and experiences the worry of the climbers but, with morbid fascination, still wants more. Both collections are read by experienced audio narrators Rick Adamson, Eric Conger, Alan Sklar, Graeme Malcolm, Simon Prebble, and the king himself, George Guidall. Each reader performs competently, adding to the suspense and momentum of each story. Parts of the "Adrenaline Series," both books are recommended for public library collections.--Gloria Maxwell, Penn Valley Community Coll., Kansas City, MO Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Independent Publisher
Listening to these audio books is an armchair adventurer�s dream, as you sit back, close your eyes, and let your imagination go.
The Chapel Hill News
Each set has a variety of four or five narrators, all of whom are excellent readers. Variety comes in the stories themselves, which portray a wide range of experiences. Many of the stories will keep you on the edge of your seat. Others will make you marvel and wonder at these crazy fools who risk their lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885408341
Publisher:
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
The Adrenaline Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 4 Cassettes
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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