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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

by | Read by Edward Herrmann

History • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2000

In 1819, the Nantucket whaleship ESSEX set off to sea with 20 seamen only to be attacked and demolished 15 months later by a sperm whale the magnitude of the ship! Adrift (except for a short stop at a tiny island with limited water supplies) for more than 90 days and using only celestial navigation, these God-fearing, strapping men were driven to physical and psychological boundaries. Edward Herrmann's dignity and respect for the heroic whalers is obvious as he reveals Nantucket's history in a global industry it mastered. Heart-wrenching is his portrayal of these men in their most desperate hours as starvation and dehydration forced unavoidable cannibalism. TITANIC, MOBY-DICK, and THE PERFECT STORM fans won't be disappointed! B.J.P. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]



Retail pak • Penguin Audiobooks • 2000

CS ISBN 0141802189 $24.95 • Four cassettes

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