Rescue of the Bounty (Young Readers Edition) by Michael J. Tougias audiobook

Rescue of the Bounty (Young Readers Edition): Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

By Michael J. Tougias  and  Douglas A. Campbell
Read by Alex Boyles

Blackstone Publishing 9781250831392

The True Rescue Series: Book 6

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212230704

  • ISBN: 9798212230698

  • ISBN: 9798212230711

Runtime: 3.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Book six in the True Rescue series for young readers, this pulse-pounding account of disaster and survival at sea follows the HMS Bounty whose fateful course through Superstorm Sandy would lead to one of the most heroic Coast Guard rescue missions ever.

On October 23, 2012, with Superstorm Sandy fast approaching, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail the HMS Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida, believing the wooden ship, a replica of the original, famous Bounty, would fare better at sea than at port. He told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship and there would be no hard feelings. No one took the captain up on his offer, and this decision would have fatal consequences.

Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty―sending the crew tumbling into the ocean filled with crashing thirty-foot waves. Some were swept far from the ship, others found themselves tangled in the rigging, while others were trapped below the surface by the masts and spreaders. What ensued was one of the most complex, dangerous, and massive Coast Guard rescue missions in history.

Rescue of the Bounty is a gripping, inspiring, and unforgettable account―the perfect choice for young adventure-seekers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The backstories of these men and women are peppered through the narrative in tidbits that don’t slow the propulsive story. Each titled chapter reads like an episode in a serialized adventure tale, often beginning with the ship’s location and ending with a cliffhanger…Maintains a brisk pace and clearly depicts riveting maritime action.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Michael J. Tougias

Author Bio: Michael J. Tougias

Michael J. Tougias is a bestselling author and coauthor of numerous books for adults, including There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse, which won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Nature Book of the Year, and The Finest Hours, the basis for a Disney movie. He has also written several books for children as part of his True Rescue series.

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Author Bio: Douglas A. Campbell

Author Bio: Douglas A. Campbell

Douglas A. Campbell spent three decades in daily journalism, twenty-five of those years as a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where two of his stories were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Campbell has sailed his own boats since 1979 and has twice competed in the biannual Bermuda One-Two race.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 3.83
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English