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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Trumbull Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“The sinking of the plane was like a magician’s trick. It was there and then it was gone, and there was nothing left in our big, wet, darkening world but the three of us and a piece of rubber that was not yet a raft.”

In 1942, three men on an antisubmarine patrol flight became lost and pitched into the Pacific. The plane sank beneath them, carrying most of the survival gear down with it. For thirty-four scorching days and shivering nights, they faced the ocean terrors on a four-by-eight-foot rubber raft. They had no water, food, compass, or paddles—only their will to survive. But by feats of super endurance, they made their way to the South Sea isle of Puka Puka, having meandered 1,200 miles.

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  • “This story of three men adrift in the Pacific, with few resources except courage and indomitable human spirit, is not only inspiring reading but a tribute to the human species and its will to survive.”

    Captain John M. Waters, USCG (Ret.), author of Rescue at Sea

  • “[The story of] how these men maintained their sanity, their spirits, and the spark of life is a classic.”

    Chicago News

  • “Engaging…[Grover Gardner] lets events speak for themselves, without adding gratuitous melodrama. His qualities as a seasoned reader make for effortless listening.”

    AudioFile

  • “Listeners of any age will find this unbelievable gripping account of human resourcefulness and survival difficult to turn off…This tribute to human endurance is spellbinding.”

    Kliatt

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan | 7/24/2013

    " To be honest, the writing is subpar. But, the story is unbelievable. I love a good survival story and this is one of the best I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 3/9/2013

    " I read the 1960's edition of three men adrift on a raft in the Pacific for 34 days during WWII. Very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Star Shining Forever | 12/13/2012

    " I put down "read" but we really listened to this in (unabridged!) audiobook version. Really amazing story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy | 12/4/2012

    " Actually listened to this as a recorded book. Good reader: L.J. Ganser. Great story. One of those about the "indomitable human spirit". Pretty much anyone would appreciate it. "

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