Time Bandit by Andy Hillstrand audiobook

Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs

By Andy Hillstrand , Johnathan Hillstrand , and Malcolm MacPherson
Read by William Dufris

Tantor Audio 9780345503725

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200134359

  • ISBN: 9798200134342

  • ISBN: 9798200134366

Runtime: 7.34 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Time Bandit is the fishing vessel that Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand use to hook the "deadliest catch," Alaskan king crabs and opilio crabs, in the Bering Sea, a dangerous and mercurial body of water that can steal years from a fisherman's life. The Hillstrand brothers, however, are the real "thieves." They take valuable crabs from the sea while facing its dangers head on. In pursuit of their daily catch, the brothers brave ice floes and heaving sixty-foot waves, gusting winds of eighty miles per hour, unwieldy and unpredictable half-ton steel crab traps, and an injury rate of almost 100 percent. There are fewer than 400 fishermen of this kind in the United States, and early death is a common fate. But the Hillstrand brothers are drawn to the drama and adventure of life on the high seas, as was their grandfather before them. They don't complain about the risks and dangers—this is their world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This type of material could not be more suited to Dufris, and he doesn't hold back. AudioFile
“You know that cool reality-TV show Deadliest Catch?…The boat captains featured on the series…continue to scare us in this behind-the-scenes book.” Sacramento Bee

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Andy Hillstrand

Author Bio: Andy Hillstrand

Andy Hillstrand shares duties with his brother, Johnathan, on board their family-operated vessel, the Time Bandit. Andy mans the boat during opilio season. During the off-season, he can be found on his Indiana ranch training horses.

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Author Bio: Johnathan Hillstrand

Author Bio: Johnathan Hillstrand

Johnathan Hillstrand shares duties with his brother, Andy, on board their family-operated vessel, the Time Bandit. Johnathan is the captain during king crab season. When he’s not fighting for his life on the high seas, he enjoys a life on the edge that includes riding a Harley that is rigged to rocket to 120 miles per hour at the touch of a button.

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Author Bio: Malcolm MacPherson

Author Bio: Malcolm MacPherson

Malcolm MacPherson is a journalist and author of several fiction and nonfiction books. He served in the Marine Corps, and worked as a staff journalist for Time and Newsweek magazines, the latter for twelve years as a foreign correspondent. Most recently, he reported from Iraq on assignment with Time. He lives in Warrenton, Virginia with his wife and two kids.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English