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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sebastian Junger Narrator: Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781490635194
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Written by journalist Sebastian Junger, New York Times bestseller The Perfect Storm combines an intimate portrait of a small fishing crew with fascinating scientific data about boats and weather systems.

In late October, North Atlantic seas are unpredictable. Still, one last good swordfish catch is a chance to start the winter with a fat wallet. As Captain Billy Tyne steers his seventy-two-foot longboat Andrea Gail toward the grand banks, growing weather fronts are moving toward the same waters. The Andrea Gail is sailing into the storm of the century, one with 100-mile-per-hour winds and waves cresting over 110 feet—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it “the perfect storm.”

As each man on the boat faces this ultimate foe, Junger gives the account an immediacy that fills The Perfect Storm with suspense and authenticity. In this now-classic book, he explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. An interview with the author concludes this audiobook.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ferociously dramatic and vividly written. A+”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • "[A] true-adventure story.”


  • “Powerful…gripping.”

    New York Times

  • “Working from published material, radio dialogues, eyewitness accounts, and the experiences of people who have survived similar events…Junger does a remarkable job of explaining a convergence of meteorological and human events in terms that make them both comprehensible and unforgettable.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Harrowing, relentless…and thoroughly enjoyable.”

    Kansas City Star

  • “Takes readers into the heart of the maelstrom and shows nature’s splendid and dangerous havoc at its utmost.”

    Philadelphia Enquirer

  • “A thrilling, sobering, and extremely accessible book that may well serve as the point of entry for readers curious about its subject.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The experience of being caught at sea in the maw of a ‘perfect’ storm, a monstrous tempest that couldn’t get any worse, is spellbindingly captured by Junger…Junger’s fine dramatic style is complemented by a wealth of details that flesh out the story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Richard M. Davidson’s deep, authoritative voice effectively captures the book’s mood, and his diction and tone allow listeners to easily follow all of the action.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
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About the Author
Author Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of several books. Together with Tim Hetherington, he directed the documentary Restrepo, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and has been awarded a National Magazine Award and an SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism.

About the Narrator

Richard M. Davidson is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he is well versed in theater and has had a long-standing career in acting, including a lead role in the show Diamonds, which aired on the CBS network, and a part in ESPN’s The Hustle.