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Author: Philip Ashton Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781593161316
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In June 1722, Philip Ashton was captured by pirates while fishing near the coast of Nova Scotia. The Boston News Letter dated July 9, 1722, listed him as a captive of pirate Edward Low. Ashton’s refusal to cooperate with the pirates led to numerous threats, but he managed to escape in March of 1723, when the pirates landed at Roatan Island in the Bay Islands of Honduras. He hid in the jungle until the pirates sailed away without him.

Ashton survived as a castaway for sixteen months, despite hordes of insects, tropical heat, and various predators. At first he was forced to survive only on fruit and things he could gather with his hands. He had no equipment whatsoever until he met another castaway, an Englishman. The Englishman disappeared after a few days, but he left behind a knife, gunpowder, tobacco, and other supplies, giving Ashton the ability to hunt and make fires to cook hot meals.

He was eventually rescued by a ship from Salem, New England, called the Diamond. This is his story.

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About the Author

Philip Ashton, a man from Massachusetts, survived as a castaway on an island for sixteen months before being rescued by a ship from New England.

About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and six Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.