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BLACK WAVE A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them

by | Read by Carrington MacDuffie, Joe Barrett

Contemporary Culture • 7.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

A two-year sailing trip for John and Jean Silverwood and their four children ends when they crash into a coral reef in the Pacific Ocean and are stranded. They have survived pirates, storms, and family arguments. Ironically, their boat's destruction brings them closer. Carrington MacDuffie expresses Jean’s excitement at global scenic spots, her pride in son Ben's growing maturity, and her disappointment at her husband’s slips from sobriety. Joe Barrett, as John, picks up the story with the aftermath of the crash, the amputation of his leg, and the story of an 1857 wreck on the same reef. Husky-voiced and volatile, John is obviously the more emotional of the two parents. Both narrators deliver foreign accents well, and their dual reading makes this loosely organized adventure tale special. J.B.G. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 9781433249662 $24.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-4964-8 $44.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433249655 $60.00 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-4967-9 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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