In a superb narrative, NY Times best-selling author Callahan chronicles the four-month (April - August 1989) struggle of Jim Nalepka and three other crew (Phil Hofman, John Glennie and Rick Hellriegel) to survive on their capsized trimaran adrift in the the stormy seas of the wintry South Pacific.
For shelter, the four huddled together in a dank hull compartment 20 inches high and only as wide as a double-bed. Most of their gear was lost in the same gale that caused them to capsize. They were drenched nearly constantly with frigid seawater, and caught fish and collected rain for sustenance before the wind and current finally carried them to New Zealand's Great Barrier Island.
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Dull and patronising account of a good story
Cutting the 30 min authors preface would be a good start - tedious in the extreme! The actual story it's self is interesting but it's delivered in such a self-satisfied and patronising way it's really hard to listen to.
He has a slightly annoying, nasal voice and mispronounces numerous words.
I would cut the whole preface and get a different author to tell the story..
Is it really a true story? Was the whole thing make up / a hoax? There are a lot of very convenient chance happenings and unlikely moments..