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Adrift: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Survival at Sea

Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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The heart-stopping memoir, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, and directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Everest).

A compelling, at times devastating, ultimately inspiring account of how much can go wrong on the ocean and how, miraculously, one woman conquered her own fears.

Young and in love, their lives ahead of them, Tami Oldham and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, set sail from Tahiti under brilliant blue skies, with Tami’s hometown of San Diego as their ultimate destination. But the two free spirits and avid sailors couldn’t anticipate that less than two weeks into their voyage, they would sail directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. They found themselves battling pounding rain, waves the size of skyscrapers and 140 knot winds. Richard tethered himself to the boat and sent Tami below to safety, and then all went eerily quiet. Hours later, Tami awakened to find the boat in ruins and Richard nowhere in sight.

Adrift is the story of Tami’s miraculous 41 day journey to safety on a ravaged boat with no motor and no masts, and with little hope for rescue. It’s a tale of love and survival on the high seas - an unforgettable story about resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.

Previously published as Red Sky in Mourning.

©2018 Tami Oldham Ashcraft (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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"An inspirational and empowering read." (Shailene Woodley)

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-07-19

Wonderful

This was such a wonderful bittersweet story made poignant by being true. It shows that humans have a great capacity for survival when does are stacked against them. I loved that Tami was able to find love and fulfilment again. The narrator's attempt at the British accent was awful though !!

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  • Moss
  • 04-05-19

enjoyable.

I'm new to audio books with this being only the second book I've listened to. I really enjoyed it and thought the story was well told. very tragic but good to see positives at the end

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  • Claire
  • 07-16-18

i loved this book

so good. emotions ran high 4 me... especially in the part of the book where the devil is mentioned a few times ... that was quite scary 4 me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-18

very annoying narration

not a very good love story not a very good survival story. not a sailing book