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.
"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)
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.
The guys ability to keep living.
If I couldve.
Gods hand was on him all the way!
The story keeps you listening from start to finish. I would recommend as an excellent book.
I believe both versions would have been equally good but I enjoyed the Audio version
Life of Pi
There were so many!!
The worst journey in the world
Survival despite unbelievable odds
A must for lovers of the outdoors!
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.
...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.
A decent narrator!
The survival element.
His describes a lengthy fantasy/dream at one point. Made me wonder if he was "all there."
One of the worst books I've purchased with a credit. Terrible narrator. He has a STRONG Midwestern type accent, sounds nerdy, and talks way to fast, (this is the only audible book I've listened to where I had to run my iPod in slow mode.)
The book itself is poorly written. Overly dramatic. One gets the impression that the subject is reveling in recounting his adventures and that he actually enjoyed every minute of them.
Terrible, terrible, terrible!
I do not live in HOng Kong
i don't know if the story is any good or not, but this guys narration is so dull he puts me to sleep every time i try to listen. excellent 4 insomniacs.
The auther described his surroundings so well you had a mental picture of it.
There was only one character which was the sailer.
He read the book calmly but also expressed the excitement of catching a fish, or the overwhelming feeling of helplessness in the current surroundings.
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