The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue  Audiobook, by Michael J. Tougias Play Audiobook Sample

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue Audiobook

The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue  Audiobook, by Michael J. Tougias Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Alex Boyles Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 0 hours and 00 min. at 1.5x Speed 0 hours and 00 min. at 2.0x Speed Series: The True Rescue Series Release Date: September 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9798212023085

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Longest Chapter Length:

21:15 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04:40 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

10:36 minutes

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Publisher Description

On the night of February 18, 1952, during one of the worst winter storms that New England has ever seen, two oil tankers just off the shore of Cape Cod were torn in half by the force of the storm. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the shipwreck and a harrowing Coast Guard rescue when four men in a tiny lifeboat overcame insurmountable odds and saved more than thirty stranded sailors. This is a fast-paced, uplifting story that puts young listeners in the middle of the action. It’s a gripping story of heroism and survival with the same intensity as The Perfect Storm.

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“Gripping…Tougias and Sherman ably narrate the desperate struggles of crew members on both the wrecks and the rescue boats…will make readers appreciate the bravery of the men who put their lives on the line…action-packed.”

— Publishers Weekly 


  • “This poignant history should be an easy sell to readers of adventure, seafaring, or rescue stories.”

    — School Library Journal
  • “Tougias and Sherman reach their peak of tension in the sink-or-swim moments when mariners abandoned ship and chanced their lives on their rescuers’ skill and bravery…excellent.”

    — Booklist
  • “A gripping tale of Coast Guard heroism…an action-packed account of rescue at sea.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About the Authors

Michael J. Tougias is a bestselling author and coauthor of numerous books for adults, including There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse, which won the Independent Publishers Award for Best Nature Book of the Year, and The Finest Hours, the basis for a Disney movie. He has also written several books for children as part of his True Rescue series.

Casey Sherman is considered one of America’s preeminent true-crime authors and investigative journalists. His books include The Ice Bucket Challenge; The Finest Hours, coauthored with Michael J. Tougias and made into a major motion picture by Walt Disney Pictures; Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin; Search for the Strangler; and Bad Blood. He has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Book of the Year honors and the New Hampshire Literary Awards nonfiction prize. He has been a featured guest on NBC’s Today and Dateline; CBS’s The Early Show, 48 Hours, and the CBS Evening News; ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Discovery, The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, and The View.

About Alex Boyles

Alex Boyles has been acting pretty much his entire life. He got his BA in theater–acting/directing performance from CSU Long Beach and his MFA in acting performance from Ohio State University. He started narrating audiobooks in 2019 and hasn’t looked back!