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Cor

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  • Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael J. Tougias
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (21)

    During the height of the blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat, but was soon in as much trouble as the tanker. Then pilot boat captain Frank Quirk, hearing of the Coast Guard's troubles on his radio, decided to act.

    Christopher says: "A riveting story"
    "It's a documentary"
    Overall

    This book obviously will be compared to "The Perfect Storm". Whereas that book tell a more dramatized story, this book is more like a documentary. It efficiently steps through the events of that day, offers background info on all the main characters and tells the story of the storm. It even includes the actual audio tapes of the radio transmissions - a nice touch for an audio book.

    The book provides detailed information on how the events take place and you get a good idea of what actually happened.

    As for the uncritical admiration for the main characters - I just could not buy it. Throughout their lives they have dedicated themselves to helping others, which is indeed admirable. But it seemed to me they were foolish to do what they did on the day of the storm.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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