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TWELVE DESPERATE MILES The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Joe Barrett

History • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

A Moroccan river pilot escapes his occupied country in a monoxide-choked utility trailer while a rusty old Honduran banana boat pulls into a Norfolk drydock for repairs after a harrowing voyage through the storm-tossed North Atlantic. Brady tells both of these stories with the art of a master raconteur, and when their plots converge, this true-life WWII tale turns explosive. Joe Barrett proves the perfect choice to narrate this military thriller. His delivery celebrates the drama of every personal and tactical plot twist. The choice to impart a touch of dialect to the characters’ dialogue serves to emphasize the near-fictional excitement of Brady’s story. Even those who are not often disposed to pick up a work of history will find this gripping. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2013 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2012]

Library Ed. • AudioGO • 2012

CD ISBN 9780792788034 $69.95 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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