From the moment that contemplative symphonic music introduces John Lee’s full, rounded voice, we know we’re in for a treat with this remarkable first novel by a British nonfiction writer. The story transports us to the Arctic in the 1600s. Thomas Cave, crew member on an English whaling ship, bets that he can survive the dark, frigid winter alone and live to greet the ship upon its return the following summer. In the ensuing months, Cave battles to preserve his body and his mind. John Lee offers a deeply felt, beautifully paced reading of the enigmatic Cave, enlivened by colorful interpretations of Cave’s shipmates and the people who inhabit his Arctic dreams. This is a mesmerizing tale, entrancingly read. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2007
CS ISBN 978-1-4332-0760-0 $44.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0761-7 $45.00 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-0762-4 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
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