The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger audiobook

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

By Sebastian Junger
Read by Richard M. Davidson

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780393040166

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664423459

  • ISBN: 9781664531284

Runtime: 9.43 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Man's struggle against the sea is a theme that has created some of the world's most exciting stories. Now, in the tradition of Moby Dick comes a New York Times best-seller destined to become a modern classic. Written by journalist Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm combines an intimate portrait of a small fishing crew with fascinating scientific data about boats and weather systems. In late October, North Atlantic seas are unpredictable. Still, one last good swordfish catch is a chance to start the winter with a fat wallet. As Captain Billy Tyne steers his 72-foot longboat Andrea Gail toward the Grand Banks, growing weather fronts are moving toward the same waters. The Andrea Gail is sailing into the storm of the century, one with 100 mile per hour winds and waves cresting over 110 feet. As each man on the boat faces this ultimate foe, Sebastian Junger gives the account an immediacy that fills The Perfect Storm with suspense and authenticity. Narrator Richard M. Davidson's reading adds further drama to this unforgettable sea adventure. An interview with the author concludes the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ferociously dramatic and vividly written. A+” Entertainment Weekly
"[A] true-adventure story.” Newsweek
“Powerful…gripping.” New York Times
“Working from published material, radio dialogues, eyewitness accounts, and the experiences of people who have survived similar events…Junger does a remarkable job of explaining a convergence of meteorological and human events in terms that make them both comprehensible and unforgettable.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Harrowing, relentless…and thoroughly enjoyable.” Kansas City Star
“Takes readers into the heart of the maelstrom and shows nature’s splendid and dangerous havoc at its utmost.” Philadelphia Enquirer
“A thrilling, sobering, and extremely accessible book that may well serve as the point of entry for readers curious about its subject.” Booklist (starred review)
“The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a ‘perfect’ storm, a monstrous tempest that couldn’t get any worse, is spellbindingly captured by Junger…Junger’s fine dramatic style is complemented by a wealth of details that flesh out the story.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Richard M. Davidson’s deep, authoritative voice effectively captures the book’s mood, and his diction and tone allow listeners to easily follow all of the action.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sebastian Junger

Author Bio: Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of several books. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English