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A Speck in the Sea Audiobook

A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

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Publisher's Summary

In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown off the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the US Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented search effort that culminated in a rare and exhilarating success.

A tale of survival, perseverance, and community, A Speck in the Sea tells of one man's struggle to survive as friends and strangers work separately and together to bring him home. Aldridge's wrenching first-person account intertwines with the narrative of the massive, constantly evolving rescue operation designed to save him.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    jer361 New York 05-29-17
    jer361 New York 05-29-17 Member Since 2012
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    "A great story with an even greater ending."

    A Speck in the Sea is well written and suspenseful. The multiple narrators do an amazing job of pulling you into the story. It's amazing to see how the two communities that John was apart of rallied when they heard that he was missing. Both his fellow fishermen and the people of the small town where he grew up were they to offer any assistance they could. A big thanks to the men and women of the USCG for coordinating such a valiant effort to bring John home.

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    "just a speck"

    loved it great survival story!! well written. i would read the book again for sure!

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    Susan McKenna 06-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    If you could sum up A Speck in the Sea in three words, what would they be?

    Will to live


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Found! Chapter 13


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    Anyone interested in Montauk should read this book. It describes the unique commercial fishing industry of Montauk and the community surrounding it. A Spec in the Sea goes deeply into the love for the fishing industry, the love of a tight-knit community, and the sharp coordination and professionalism of the US Coast Guard. The cooperative effort of everyone involved, and John Aldridge’s will to live, shows how miracles can happen. A nice summer read while visiting Montauk for sure.

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