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Overboard! A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival Audio CD – Unabridged, March 16, 2010
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- Publisher : Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (March 16, 2010)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1441742670
- ISBN-13 : 978-1441742674
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.66 x 6.06 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,472,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I am a pretty sophisticated reader of non-fiction and I had only medium hopes for this book but it has far surpassed them. I will say that if you know nothing about the ocean or sailing and have zero understanding of the technical terms, you *might* be less enthralled than other readers, but even then, a graphic description of someone bobbling alone in the ocean being smashed by 40 foot seas is probably going to be get your attention. :)
I at first questioned the author's technique of describing the action in the present tense and I wondered if it would annoy me, but then I realized he has to jump back and forth in time so frequently he wants to you be able to distinguish between what is happening * right now* and what happened before. It actually works pretty well and keeps the action occurring at different times and places from getting confusing.
My 16 year old son's life goal is become a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. Naturally this book terrifies me, but he is going to love it. :)
This is the first book by Michael J. Tougias that I have read. He style of writing is very lean. He does not get in the way of his story; he just tells the story in the least number of words with which it can be completely told. I appreciate a writer doesn't try to wow you with his writing.
I must give kudos and give the Coast Guard, merchant ships and others their due for being heroes, also.
This book is well-written and a page-turning story that never lets up. The reader becomes mesmerized with what happened. ( no spoilers) I felt while reading it, that I was actually watching these events transpire before my eyes.
I could "see" the waves, feel the fear, see the storm for myself. Very descriptive writing. I was frightened for these people. I wanted to keep reading to find out what they did next, or what the storm did to them as the minutes and hours ticked by.
A great read !