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Summary

An adventure story set in the Solomon Islands sees Jack and Toni, childhood schoolmates, set out on a routine boat trip to a neighbouring island, but things go awry when they discover, due to an oversight by Toni, that they do not have enough fuel to make the journey and are stranded at sea. At first they are optimistic that they will be rescued within hours, but as the first days draw to an end they slowly begin to realise that the mistake has left them in serious jeopardy and they can see no end but their own demise in sight. 

Based on a true story, as the days lengthen at sea, we are gifted with a vision of the beauty of the Solomon Islands and the environmental debt it is owed by the world, after decades of over-fishing, logging and now rising sea levels due to global warming.  

At the heart, this is a crucial and important novel on climate change, culture and human relations.

©2020 Berni Sorga-Millwood (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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surprisingly enjoyable

I chose this audio book because it sounded interesting, to be honest I wasn't expecting much. How wrong I was. The story was enchanting, read with expression and warmth and I was swept along on a journey which kept me enthralled to the very end. A simple narrative which serves to remind us of what is really important in life, love, friendship and being the best that you can.

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Gripping, with a great tale of friendship & hope

Great book. It transforms you to a land far away, whilst it highlights questions about the environment and how we use the earths resources, in a non preaching way! I was reluctant at first, as I thought it would be all about climate change & making me feel bad about my lifestyle, but it was a deeper book about friendship, and the ups and downs of it, whilst being set on a beautiful island, which also can be terrifying.

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rapt from start to finish

l had no idea a story about two men in a boat could be so engaging. loved every minute of it. definitely recommend.

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Boring

Slow story not interesting at all. Narrator has a boring voice I would not recommend this book