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. Download and start listening now!