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4.08333333333333 out of 54.08333333333333 out of 54.08333333333333 out of 54.08333333333333 out of 54.08333333333333 out of 5 4.08 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Callahan Narrator: Steven Callahan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781423336464
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Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s Adrift chronicled one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is now an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived for more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days from port.

Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, scorched by the tropical sun, Callahan drifted for 1,800 miles, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear and watching as nine ships passed him by. “A real human drama that delves deeply into man’s survival instincts” (Library Journal), Adrift is a story of anguish and horror, of undying heroism, hope, and survival, and a must-read for any adventure lover.

“An utterly absorbing saga.” —Newsweek

“Fascinating…a clearly written ocean yarn in which the stakes are high and a brave man wins through.” —Wall Street Journal

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 2/18/2014

    " True story of a man that survived 76 days lost at sea in a raft. Fascinating, and more than anything if you're like me you'll think again and again that there is no way in hell almost anyone else could've survived it. Steve is a boat builder, after all, so has some sea skills and some boat handyman skills that most of us don't have. Reminds you how big the sea really is, and that the idea of search and rescue only applies to a very small section of coastline. I found it very very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 2/18/2014

    " Wrenching tale of survival and the power of the human mind. This book will always be with me. Hard to find now, but well worth the search. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynmo | 2/11/2014

    " The first of the 'raft' genre. I read and re-read this book as a youngster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Appleton | 2/9/2014

    " An outstanding book! One man's survival at sea, in an inflatable life-raft...which starts to leak. Learn about how he catches huge fish, makes drinking water, fends off sharks, and ultimately touches the spirit of human existence. Extraordinary. And it's all true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Goodwin | 2/2/2014

    " I'm a sucker for survival stories. Callahan's resourcefulness convinces me I'd never survive a similar situation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inna | 1/29/2014

    " This story makes you thirsty. And it makes you thankful. And it makes you marvel at how simple it is to pour clear, cool water down your throat whenever you want to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheridan | 1/13/2014

    " too much starvation, eating fish eyes, etc. I read it while pregnant. UGGG "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melody Eads | 1/9/2014

    " Slow, but an interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/3/2013

    " I'd read that this was repetitive. It was, that's what made it brilliant. Of course I knew he would survive. How else did he write the book, but it was still amazing when he did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 11/22/2013

    " An amazing tale of survival. Worth the read. But slow at times. I suppose that's to be expected given that the majority of the book is about one guy alone and adrift in the middle of the ocean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew R. | 11/3/2013

    " A towering testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a meditation on what it truly craves: "It is my ability to reason that keeps command and allows me to survive, and the things I am surviving for are those that I want by instinct: life, companionship, comfort, play." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/25/2013

    " Crazy awful. Very resourceful man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Farrell | 9/28/2013

    " I normally love survivor stories but this one was just ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 8/17/2013

    " Amazing story of survival and human endurance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tarafina | 6/30/2013

    " This book is bad ass and scary and amazing. I couldn't put it down!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Kasten | 4/28/2013

    " Astouding story of survival against all odds; couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 2/6/2013

    " was good and insightful it was hard to think that some one could write a book about 76 days in a life raft that would not get a bit boring at times but I found it insightful and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dmanuck | 12/18/2012

    " Survival, courage, hanging in there regardless of the problem "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh | 9/14/2012

    " One of the most harrowing and compelling modern sea stories you will ever read. Not only does Mr. Callahan somehow, improbably survive, his ingenuity and perseverance, against all odds is astonishing - all this and he can write can write, and write very well too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Lehman | 5/23/2012

    " Great book. Author recounts journey in detail, a la journal entry style, which i liked. There are even some diagrams and drawings which i liked. True story of epic proportions, can't beat that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 8/23/2011

    " This book is the one that started me on my love of survival books, especially on the ocean. An absolutely unbelievable story of one man's survival on the ocean for 66 days. Tells in a bit too much detail everything he did and used to survive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lou Yonke | 8/11/2011

    " Incredible true story about survival. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 4/22/2011

    " This was a great book. I thought it was very well written and made me wish my train ride was longer than an hour each way. Reading about Steven's adventures at sea was extremely interesting. I definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/8/2011

    " This is an unbelievable story of survival. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 3/1/2011

    " An amazing tale of survival. Worth the read. But slow at times. I suppose that's to be expected given that the majority of the book is about one guy alone and adrift in the middle of the ocean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 2/28/2011

    " Pretty good book. Better than I expected. Amazing what this guy did to survive. I don't think I would have made it the first day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/7/2011

    " outstanding adventure story. extremely educational, inspiring and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/31/2011

    " Very interesting survival title. Suddenly has me interested in flotsam and ham radios. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 12/24/2010

    " Outstanding & Inspiring read. The extraordinary tale is brought to ordinary understanding. Well done and Recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodell | 12/4/2010

    " The human spirit of survival, simply incredible! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/20/2010

    " Crazy awful. Very resourceful man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miguel | 10/12/2010

    " An entertaining survival novel with a twist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 9/27/2010

    " Pretty good read.
    The ending killed me. It was so unexpected and confusing. Why would he do what he did? Why did that give him closure? It was just sad.
    Anyway, glad he's alive to write about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maceo | 8/29/2010

    " Can't whine about much after this one.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie | 8/25/2010

    " This was an amazing book. He was so resourceful. I could see God's grace in all that happened to him. "

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About the Author
A naval architect, Steven Callahan has logged over 80,000 miles offshore over the last 40+ years and participated in most aspects of the marine industry. Author of Capsized, Adrift, and scores of articles, Callahan also continues to offer marine research, design, writing, and consultation services.