Library Ed. Audio Bookshelf 2005
CS ISBN 0974171190 $34.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0976193205 $44.95 Five CDs
DD ISBN $24.47
This true story captures the essence of human survival against all odds. Taylor Mali presents the story of the whaleship ESSEX, which was sunk in the Pacific in 1820 when an enraged sperm whale they were hunting attacked back with a vengeance. The ship's crew, including 14-year-old Thomas Nickerson, found themselves adrift in three lifeboats in the middle of the ocean. Mali brings this group of hapless Nantucket sailors back to life. Sea chanteys performed by Richard Burbank with accompanying music lend an authentic sound to the setting and presentation. This story, a blend of history and endurance, haunts the listener well after it's through. D.L.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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