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Author: Clint Willis Narrator: Rick Adamson, George Guidall, Graeme Malcolm, Simon Prebble Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Adrenaline Series Release Date: December 1998 ISBN: 9781593162528
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Hear the stories of men and women battling the elements, and sometimes each other, to stay alive, confronting savage storms, rogue waves, icebergs, sharks, starvation and their own fear and suffering.

From Sebastian Junger’s “The Whale Hunters” to Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny to Lawrence Beesley’s The Loss of the S. S. Titanic, Rough Water is a unique collection of the finest writing on why men and women go to sea, and what they find there.

Rough Water is an adventure audiobook at its most compelling!
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Quotes & Awards

  • Rough Water is a superb collection of the best writing about men and women against the sea. It’s an exceptionally strong anthology—and a lot of fun to read.”

    Daniel Hays, New York Times bestselling coauthor of My Old Man and the Sea

  • “The exhilaration of danger and survival at sea immediately focuses the listener…Willis, a master anthologist, has selected stories that reflect both literary quality and classic adventure in both fiction and nonfiction…The selection of narrators is equally fine. Prebble, Malcolm and Guidall are masters at their craft. With riveting intensity and subtle drama, listeners are brought through a gale on Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition, witness the sinking of the Titanic, and experience a whale hunt in an open boat…This spectacular program should not be missed.”


  • “Like The Perfect Storm, this collection tells hypnotic tales of mariners battling the remorseless sea.”

    Tim Queeney, editor of Ocean Navigator

  • “An eclectic seabag of yarns for a sailor’s library. True and fictional, famous and little-known, these stories evoke in compelling prose the timeless quest of mariners to survive a sea that is at once savage and majestic.”

    Sailing magazine

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Clint Willis, a climber since he was ten years old, has written more than forty anthologies on adventure, politics, religion, and war, as well as hundreds of articles for such publications as the New York Times, Men’s Journal, and Outside. His work has been nominated for the National Magazine Award.

About the Narrators

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.

Graeme Malcolm is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. He has performed on Broadway as Pharaoh in Aida and as Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. His television appearances include Law & Order, Follow the River, and Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (with Laurence Olivier). His film credits include A Further Gesture, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, and Reunion.

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.