I'm not much of a nautical buff so, while enjoyed learning the foreign terms, it took longer for me to follow the story and become enthralled.
It's probably a great book for seasoned "nauticalist" especially if needing a good book to pass the time while underway
The narrator is above average, I wouldn't hesitate to listen to another book read by him.
This story is almost unbelievable, but it's all so true. The will to survive is the strongest instinct in the animal world, and this book lays it out with little fluff and all substance.
Quite possibly my favorite book. I have read and re-read dozens of times over the last decade. What a pleasure to be able to listen to such an amazing story as I drive. Well done.