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Adrift Audiobook

Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan's Adrift chronicled one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is now an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived for more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized.
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan's Adrift chronicled one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is now an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived for more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days from port.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Christopher Kew Gardens, NY, USA 12-01-08
    Christopher Kew Gardens, NY, USA 12-01-08 Member Since 2010
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    "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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Gustofwind 06-16-12
    Gustofwind 06-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic Story"
    If you could sum up Adrift in three words, what would they be?

    Wow


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Adrift?

    The guys ability to keep living.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I couldve.


    Any additional comments?

    Gods hand was on him all the way!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Christopher Greenville, SC, United States 08-27-10
    Christopher Greenville, SC, United States 08-27-10
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    "Excellent Book"

    The story keeps you listening from start to finish. I would recommend as an excellent book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Barb Tewksbury, MA, USA 04-29-10
    Barb Tewksbury, MA, USA 04-29-10
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    "Fantastic!"

    Gripping book. Amazing detailed and fascinating account of this guy's ordeal lost at sea. Highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbie Arvada, CO, United States 12-13-11
    Bobbie Arvada, CO, United States 12-13-11
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    "Amazing True Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Adrift to be better than the print version?

    I believe both versions would have been equally good but I enjoyed the Audio version


    What other book might you compare Adrift to and why?

    Life of Pi


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were so many!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sjoukje #2 04-12-13
    Sjoukje #2 04-12-13
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    "Spellbinding!"
    Where does Adrift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5%


    What other book might you compare Adrift to and why?

    The worst journey in the world


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Intense


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Survival despite unbelievable odds


    Any additional comments?

    A must for lovers of the outdoors!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reuben 03-09-13
    Reuben 03-09-13 Member Since 2015

    Loving the time saving, knowledge gaining audiobook. There's nothing like a good listen. Currently enjoying genres of survival/adventure, economics, politics, history and religion.

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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer san francisco, california, US 05-14-16
    jennifer san francisco, california, US 05-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book and narration I have read in awhile"

    The narration was superb. The character is humble and has an inspiring and encouraging can-do spirit.
    Best of all, for me, as an atheist, there is no flowery prose about god and the author acknowledges the skills, tools, and people that led to his rescue, rather than lavishing praise on some omnipotent deity.
    A delight!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rohan Roy 11-26-15
    Rohan Roy 11-26-15
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    "Amazing tale!"

    Incredible true story and excellent writing, made better by the author's reading. Highly recommended! Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Henry 02-07-15
    John Henry 02-07-15
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    Fantastic inspirational story. I would have liked it read a little more slowly with more expression in parts. I found it resonates with me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Good Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Adrift the most enjoyable?

    The auther described his surroundings so well you had a mental picture of it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There was only one character which was the sailer.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    He read the book calmly but also expressed the excitement of catching a fish, or the overwhelming feeling of helplessness in the current surroundings.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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