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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Narrator: Taylor Mali Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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Can a whale attack a ship? The shipwrecked crew of the whaleship Essex was living proof that it could when a whale displayed a fury never before witnessed, ramming and sinking their vessel in a matter of minutes in November 1820. The story of their survival is one rarely spoken of by Nantucketers even to this day, but National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick courageously brings every shocking detail into the light. The result is this unforgettable and riveting account of the horrors of survival at sea.

Award-winning performance artist and poet Taylor Mali again brings another exciting and important slice of American history alive. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Halle | 1/27/2011

    " This was one of Halle's books I gave her to read for school while I did math with Dee and Gracie. Her comment, "It was greater than I thought it would be" :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/6/2010

    " Really interesting. I always knew that what we were taught of the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving in school was untrue. To learn about the real events was fascinating. Many familiar places on the Cape are mentioned. So glad I decided to read this shorter, scaled down Young Adult version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 9/7/2010

    " Offers a realistic nonfiction view of the Puritans that arrived in the new world on the Mayflower. It also looks at the Indians of the area and their plight with the English. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 7/12/2010

    " Not my favorite book by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 7/10/2010

    " Interesting along the same lines as Before Columbus. "

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About the Author
Author Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is the National Book Award–winning author of In the Heart of the Sea, Revenge of the Whale, Sea of Glory, and others. Philbrick has won numerous awards for his work, including the Massachusetts Book Award, the Albion-Monroe Award, and the New England Book Award; his book Mayflower was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His book The Last Stand was named an ALA Notable Book and was the basis for a two-hour PBS American Experience film called Custer’s Last Stand. A graduate of Duke and Brown Universities, he currently lives in New England.

About the Narrator

Taylor Mali is the former president of Poetry Slam, Inc., and one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. He is the author of two books of poetry, What Learning Leaves and The Last Time as We Are, and four CDs of spoken word. He has appeared on the first two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and won the jury prize for best one-man show at the United States Comedy Arts Festival. A passionate advocate of teachers, he travels the country recruiting the next generation of teachers with his 1,000 Teachers Campaign. Taylor lives in New York.