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Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them | [John Silverwood, Jean Silverwood]

Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them

When John and Jean Silverwood, both experienced sailors, decided to give their four children a taste of life on the high seas, they hoped the trip would offer important learning experiences - not only about the natural world but about the beauty of human life stripped down to its essence, far from civilization. But the adventure that awaited them would surpass anything they could have imagined.
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When John and Jean Silverwood, both experienced sailors, decided to give their four children a taste of life on the high seas, they hoped the trip would offer important learning experiences - not only about the natural world but about the beauty of human life stripped down to its essence, far from civilization. But the adventure that awaited them would surpass anything they could have imagined.

Aboard their 55-foot catamaran, the Silverwood family found its bonds tested as never before as they struggled with family and marriage dynamics in compressed quarters alongside the terrifying forces of nature. In the crucible of the sea, a stronger, tighter unit was forged.

Then, just when it seemed that they had mastered every challenge, their world was shattered in a split second of sheer horror. Now the real test began, forcing them to fight for their very lives.

©2008 Manihi, Inc.; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Elizabeth SANTEE, CA, United States 11-16-08
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    Interesting and honest story of a family's journey and their challenges along the way. The narration was well done, easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hazel Espoo, Finland 06-26-13
    Hazel Espoo, Finland 06-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    In over 30 years I've put a book down, literally or voice-wise, only a handful of times, but this turned out to be one of those times. The first part, Jean's narrative, is interesting, riveting, captivating. Their experience is amazing and scary. But the second part... boring, detail-oriented, unrelevant. I would have appreciated the historical accident reference for a bit, but it seemed to go on and on and on... I just could not listen to anymore, I'm sorry.

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    Tom Fort Worth, TX, United States 07-12-12
    Tom Fort Worth, TX, United States 07-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Sail the World or Stay Home? Stay Home"

    This book has cemented in my mind that sailing is for crazy people. The story was interesting and entertaining, but I found them to be a bit preachy when it came to explaining the whole "the world is a schoolroom". They tried to sound noble saying the trip was for their kids education, but this was totally about them, not the family.

    I love the ending when John explains how he watched a young family at the zoo enjoying the "extraordinary beauty of the planet" then mentions how lucky his family was to have the resources to make the trip they did. He finishes with the thought that that beauty of the planet is all around and we can find it anywhere. It sounded to me like he was wishing they had just gone to the zoo!

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    Jennifer Savannah, GA, USA 04-04-09
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    Compelling and well told. I enjoyed this listen immensely.

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    James sharpsburg, GA, USA 09-03-08
    James sharpsburg, GA, USA 09-03-08
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    "What Wave"

    A drunk and his overbearing wife drag 4 unwilling children across the ocean to the obvious disaster. If you like sea stories, check out the boating magazines.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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