Buying Options

Kindle Price: $11.99

Save $7.00 (37%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Buy for others

Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group.Learn more

Buying and sending eBooks to others

Select quantity
Buy and send eBooks
Recipients can read on any device

Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time.  Learn more

These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold.

Quantity: 
This item has a maximum order quantity limit.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas by [Spike Walker]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 67 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$11.99

Introducing Kindle Vella. Episodic stories that keep you coming back for more. pantry

Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Stories of disaster and survival in commercial fishing boats working the Alaskan coast make up this sequel to Walker's Working on the Edge (LJ 6/15/91). These eight stories of fishermen whose trips went sour are harrowing, but the book's overall effect is numbing rather than exciting. Although no one would deny the suffering and loss experienced by the survivors, their stories are pretty much alike. Walker does not have a particularly deft style, nor, in this volume, does he provide any great insight into conditions in the king-crab trade. Only libraries that purchased the earlier book and are particularly interested in the subject should take the trouble to acquire this.?Edwin B. Burgess, U.S. Army Combined Arms Research Lib., Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

Spike Walker writes with the assurance and descriptive authenticity of one who has himself experienced the adversity and almost unbelievable danger of the Alaskan fishing trade. Crews on board Alaskan fishing vessels like the 40-ton Tidings risk everything to make a quick fortune bringing in boatloads of crab, salmon, halibut, and codfish. Here is a marine harvest of eight accounts, including first-person testimony that encompasses the extremes of the human condition--ignorance and ingenuity, unpreparedness and quick-thinking cowardice and bravery, selfishness and sacrifice, panic and courage, hopelessness and dogged determination, catastrophe and good luck. No fiction could be more gripping than these stories of actual disaster on the frigid waters of the Bering Sea. You will experience the arctic world, one of drifting fields of polar ice, powerful rip tides, and hurricane-force winds, and be amazed by these men who challenge unmerciful conditions and sometimes survive to tell the tale. -- Pacific Fisherman Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0072383KW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (February 15, 1999)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 15, 1999
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 265 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 226 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 67 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

Discover more of the author’s books, see similar authors, read author blogs and more

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
67 global ratings
5 star
69%
4 star
20%
3 star
11%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2014
Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2013
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2015
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2009
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2017
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2021
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

Norman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 21, 2018
Verified Purchase
Adam Webb
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sharp stories
Reviewed in Australia on June 2, 2018
Verified Purchase
Jerry Mattson
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting.
Reviewed in Canada on January 22, 2017
Verified Purchase