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  • Simple Courage

  • A True Story of Peril on the Sea
  • By: Frank Delaney
  • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Drawing on historical documents and contemporary accounts and on exclusive interviews with Carlsen's family, Delaney opens a window into the world of the merchant marine. With deep affection, and respect, for the weather and all that goes with it, he places us in the heart of the storm, a "biblical tempest" of unimaginable power. He illuminates the bravery and ingenuity of Carlsen and the extraordinary courage that the 37-year-old captain inspired in his stalwart crew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written and read

  • By AMS on 03-03-08

accent

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-09

The book is good, but the narrator's accent troubled me. It took me nearly one hour to get used to it. On the contrary, the narration by Anthony Heald (Shattered Air) & Joe Barrett (Ten Hours Until Dawn) cause me no trouble at all. Finally, after I got accustomed to his narration , I started to enjoy this book.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Air

  • A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite's Half Dome
  • By: Bob Madgic, Adrian Esteban
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

On the evening of July 27, 1985, five hikers made a fateful choice to climb Yosemite's fabled Half Dome, even as the sky darkened and thunder rolled. By night's end, two would be dead from a lightning strike, three gravely wounded, and desperate EMTs would be overseeing a harrowing midnight helicopter rescue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Had me on the edge of my seat

  • By T. Chambless on 08-16-08

Good to the last word

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-08

This book is one of the five best books I ever listened. The story is attractive and the narrator's performance is great. I wish I can give it six stars.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lost in the Amazon

  • The True Story of Five Men and Their Desperate Battle for Survival
  • By: Stephen Kirkpatrick
  • Narrated by: Kevin King
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, or by most accounts, ever explored by white men. Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, annoying reader.

  • By Wynn on 10-03-05

breathtaking adventure

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-07

I like the way Kevin King narrated this book, and I also like the story. You don't have to agree with me, I'm just expressing my opinion.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful