Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2007
CD ISBN 9781423336426 $29.95 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781423336440 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 1423336461 $24.95
The author attempts a foolish winter crossing of the North Atlantic alone in a small sloop. A storm sinks the craft, leaving him in a small inflatable raft for 76 days. Padded with Hemingway-like prose on unrelated subjects, the story of survival sometimes seems secondary. Callahan's voice at first sounds monotonous, but it takes on a little more life as his peril grows. He speaks in the first person and present tense while creating a mood of want and depression. The tone varies little between descriptions of sucking the juice from raw fish eyes and fending off attacking sharks. A couple of sentences have an echo for emphasis, and Callahan does a Maine accent for a man he remembers. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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