Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, scorched by the tropical sun, Callahan drifted for 1,800 miles, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear and watching as nine ships passed him by. "A real human drama that delves deeply into man's survival instincts (Library Journal), Adrift is a story of anguish and horror, of undying heroism, hope, and survival, and a must-read for any adventure lover.
©2002 Steven Callahan; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"An utterly absorbing saga." (Newsweek)
"Fascinating...a clearly written ocean yarn in which the stakes are high and a brave man wins through." (Wall Street Journal)
The auther described his surroundings so well you had a mental picture of it.
There was only one character which was the sailer.
He read the book calmly but also expressed the excitement of catching a fish, or the overwhelming feeling of helplessness in the current surroundings.
"I listened all the way through"
One of the rare audiobooks that I couldn't stop listening to. The details and story is what was missing from the other sailing books I've heard. The addition of the interview with the author was a great surprise.
The guys ability to keep living.
If I couldve.
Gods hand was on him all the way!
The story keeps you listening from start to finish. I would recommend as an excellent book.
Gripping book. Amazing detailed and fascinating account of this guy's ordeal lost at sea. Highly recommended.
"Amazing True Story"
I believe both versions would have been equally good but I enjoyed the Audio version
Life of Pi
There were so many!!
The worst journey in the world
Survival despite unbelievable odds
A must for lovers of the outdoors!
"To test oneself..."
...to the limit cannot really be done in a training scenario no matter how serious the situation. It is only when death threatens around every corner that human ingenuity and the will to survive can be truly revealed. Callahan depicts these qualities in graphic brilliance and forces the listener to experience at least a little of what he went through.
"Reader sucked big time"
Reader really tortured me . Too fast and not clear at times !!! Take your time . Slow is smooth and smooth is fast
"a view of heaven from a seat in hell"
I thoroughly enjoyed this selection. I especially enjoyed that the reading was done by the author. this is going to be my 1st book club selection for my Youtube channel
"Amazing story of survival. Worth a listen."
Narration sluggish at first, but once at sea, it was impossible to stop listening. Recommended!
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