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    • The Finest Hours

    • The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue
    • By: Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

    In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for one of the most heroic rescue stories ever lived. On February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, were in the same horrifying predicament. Built with “dirty steel,” and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read this.

    • By mtkto on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • A Storm Too Soon

    • A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue
    • By: Michael J. Tougias
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out tosea in one of the world's most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, Jean Pierre de Lutz, a dual citizen of America and France. Their capsized forty-seven-foot sailboat has filled with water and disappeared below the tempestuous sea. The giant waves repeatedly toss the men out of their tiny vessel, and JP, with ninebroken ribs, is hypothermic and on the verge of death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • United States Coast Guard "Semper Paratus"

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-30-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Fatal Forecast

    • An Incredible True Story of Disaster and Survival at Sea
    • By: Michael Tougias
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Fatal Forecast chronicles a dramatic fight for survival aboard two small fishing boats that were ambushed by a horrific surprise storm just southeast of Cape Cod. Soon after the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever reached the fishing ground at Georges Bank, they were hit with hurricane-force winds and massive 90-foot waves that battered the boats for hours. The direction of the wind made it impossible to turn back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Waves as High as a Three Story House

    • By Pamela Dale Foster on 09-13-14

    Regular price: $13.97

    • Overboard!

    • A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival
    • By: Michael J. Tougias
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    In early May of 2005, Captain Tom Tighe and first mate, Loch Reidy, of the sailboat Almeisan welcomed three new crew members, two men and a woman, for a five-day voyage from Connecticut to Bermuda. While Tighe and Reidy had made the journey countless times, the rest of the crew were paying passengers learning about offshore sailing—and looking for adventure. Four days into their voyage, they got adventure but nothing that they had expected or had any training to handle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing like this has ever happened to me...

    • By Greg on 10-02-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Ten Hours Until Dawn

    • The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do
    • By: Michael J. Tougias
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    During the height of the blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat, but was soon in as much trouble as the tanker. Then pilot boat captain Frank Quirk, hearing of the Coast Guard's troubles on his radio, decided to act.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A riveting story

    • By Christopher on 11-30-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • So Close to Home

    • A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II
    • By: Michael J. Tougias, Alison O’Leary
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey 50 miles away from New Orleans. Captained by 29-year-old Iron Cross recipient Erich Würdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with 59 souls onboard. Most of the crew were merchant seamen, but there were also a handful of civilians, including the Downs family, consisting of the parents, Ray Sr. and Ina; along with their two children, eight-year-old Ray Jr., nicknamed "Sonny", and 11-year-old Lucille.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't Stop Listening

    • By Reader7347 on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Autumn Rambles

    • New England
    • By: Michael Tougias, Mark Tougias
    • Narrated by: Lesley Keene
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    This audiobook presents 14 routes to explore New England during the autumn, covering hidden side roads and hiking trails, shops, scenic areas, and historic sites. A listing is included of fairs, festivals, places of interest and accommodation, with telephone numbers and addresses.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This Needs to Be Physically Read

    • By Larry on 06-18-12

    Regular price: $13.48

    • Rescue of the Bounty

    • Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy
    • By: Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Rescue of the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty - the tall ship used in the classic 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with 16 aboard.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Much heavier focus on sailing than rescue

    • By Samuel Roda on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Quiet Places of Massachusetts

    • By: Michael Tougias
    • Narrated by: Kay Nazarchyk
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quiet Places will delight both the active explorer and the armchair traveler as the author blends practical travel information with history, wildlife, and personal anecdotes. He takes the reader through old-growth forests, across bubbling brooks, into dark, narrow chasms, and in search of the best village greens.

    Regular price: $6.95