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4.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Narrator: Taylor Mali Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Debbie | 7/12/2010

    " Not my favorite book by this author. "

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