Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2006
CS ISBN $72.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 978-0-7861-7127-9 $99.00 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
Tales of nautical misadventure are always popular. This true story is worthy listening even for those only mildly interested in the sea. Chronicled is the ill-fated final voyage of the Can Do, a harbor pilot boat that, in the Blizzard of ’78, left port to aid a floundering Coast Guard cutter. Tougias uses actual radio transmissions from that night--excerpted liberally throughout the audiobook--to reconstruct the complex disaster. He also interviews the Coast Guard survivors and radiomen on shore, and paints a vivid and heroic portrait of the doomed men on the boat. Joe Barrett’s crisp reading propels the story, and his voiced reenactments of radio transmissions aid clarity. The author reads a long note at the end, explaining his methods and motivations. T.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]
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