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In the heart of the sea [sound recording] : [the tragedy of the whaleship Essex] / by Nathaniel Philbrick
Audiobooks Audiobooks | Books on Tape | p2000 | Library ed.
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Imprint
Newport Beach, CA : Books on Tape, p2000.
Edition
Library ed.
Descript
9 sound discs (ca. 10.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note
Unabridged.
System Det
Compact discs.
Note
Subtitle from container.
Performer
Read by Scott Brick.
Summary
This is the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex, the inspiration for Melville's great classic, Moby Dick. In 1820, the Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, they clung to life and, one by one, succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear. When eight survivors were retrieved off the coast of Chile, they had sailed almost 4,500 nautical miles across the Pacific.--Container
Local Note
BOT, 8-01
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ISBN
0736659722
Music #
5344-CD Books on Tape
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