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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Gallico Narrator: Dylan Baker Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9780061154423
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The inspiration for the 2006 Warner Bros. film, Poseidon, Paul Gallico's The Poseidon Adventure is an intense and dramatic story about a gigantic ocean liner and its unimaginable final journey.

When a rogue wave capsizes the luxury cruise ship, a small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. As the unstable vessel rapidly fills with water each must draw on skills and strengths they didn't even know they possessed, fighting against time for their own survival and for each other.

Performed by Dylan Baker

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  • “Narrator Dylan Baker does an impressive job with an array of characters, giving the impression of several narrator with Western and international accents.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dr Edward Diesel | 11/21/2011

    " Preposterous, but pulpy enough to be enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 2/22/2011

    " It's remarkable that Hollywood can take such an exciting book and produce not one, but three crappy movies out of it. A bit of advice: stick to the book. The NY'er stereotypes were a bit irritating but that didn't take away from the powerful story. I was surprised and yet, pleased with the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ilze | 2/22/2011

    " Gallico took that sinking of this ship a little too far for me. I'm still haunted by this young girl who stayed behind simply to steal the jewels off the guests on the Poseidon ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 10/21/2010

    " Entertaining book to read as a teenager. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tris | 10/16/2010

    " A great summer read. As usual, much better than the movie, although the movie (the first one, anyway) was pretty darn good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 5/22/2010

    " Interesting book on human spirit. Many of the people just completely gave up and wouldn't even try when the ship sank, but others were going to do whatever it took to at least give themselves a chance. Way too many dead people for me, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E.J. | 3/14/2010

    " .won llitnu, ti daer t'nevah I "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 9/21/2009

    " I was surprised at this. A far better book than I expected. I had always loved the movie, but now I see why they made the movie. This book is fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthie | 9/7/2009

    " Very different from the original movie but no less entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 6/26/2009

    " Pretty much like the movie. I kind of liked this movie better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/15/2009

    " The first mature novel I read (age 14 or 15 I think). Read the book, then see both movies. The book is much richer and tauter in how the survivors made it out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nathan | 6/6/2008

    " The first movie with Gene Hackman was way better than the second (too much dead bodies). But the book was worst of all. There's a rape scene that was totally unnecessary, as well as several other sexual references. I wouldn't read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 5/14/2008

    " This book can be read upside down... a must read to get my joke. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/9/2007

    " not was i was expecting. very old fashioned writing and characters. nothing like the movie, which wasn't that great either. i love catastrophe books, but this wasn't one of my favorites. "

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About the Author
Author Paul Gallico

Paul Gallico achieved national acclaim as a sportswriter and editor at the New York Daily News. He created the Golden Gloves amateur boxing competition and boxed with Jack Dempsey, swam against Johnny Weissmuller, golfed with Bobby Jones, and caught for Dizzy Dean. Gallico's first novel, The Snow Goose, has been continually in print since 1940 and a number of his stories and novels were adapted for the screen, the best-known being Lili and The Poseidon Adventure.

About the Narrator

Dylan Baker is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He attended Georgetown Prep and William and Mary College before earning his BFA at Southern Methodist University, where his passion for acting was ignited with numerous stage roles. Later refining his talents at Yale’s School of Drama, Baker turned professional with big screen roles in movies like Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Delirious, and Love Potion No. 9.