Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World

Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World

by David Roberts
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Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...by those who just parrot others (and who don't understand that all great mysteries are really about the detective). Great mystery, great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I listened to the audio book. Fantastic story. Loved the research and genealogy .Very interesting.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Like Seinfeld a story about nothing....Like the other reviews I kept hoping he would get to the story about the sailor's and kept getting more frustrated with every chapter. This should not be considered an adventure story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
his book is so much more than the usual survival story one finds on the shelves these days. it is not only about how men made it through through many harsh months, it is also about the story behind the story. it delves into the inner phsyche of the survivors, and their families expond on what was passed down through the generations. no blood and guts here, simply a good read that once started will be like a race to the finish. SR
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book hoping to read a good adventure about shipwrecked mariners. Instead, I received a book filled with complaints against an 18th century writer. It doesn't matter how the author got this story nor do I care for his overuse of complex vocabulary in an attempt to impress the reader. I just care about the mariners' core story. A true explorer would never buy 30 bottles of wine for an expedition to Edgeoya. It is indicative of his priorities. I also question the rationale of anyone who would depart for an Arctic island, in a RHIB boat, with a hangover. Interesting story, but next time please just give us the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is more about Roberts than the epic struggle of the shipwrecked hunters he purports to chronicle. I could care less about Roberts' taste in wine or his escapades in Paris and Cambridge. Ironically, what Roberts says about Roy applies with even greater force to Roberts' own writing. Instead of purchasing such expensive wines, Roberts would do well to hire an experienced editor.