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"The jaw-dropping true tale of the Silverwood family and their awe-inspiring survival when faced with the most harrowing of events on the high seas is a truly remarkable account. Carrington Macduffie and Joe Barrett bring this story to life, capturing the tense journey down to the slightest detail in these realistic readings. While Macduffie certainly offers more in the line of theatrics, both performances are earnest and raw, allowing the listeners to ebb and flow with the story as if they were tucked away on the Silverwood's 50-foot catamaran. The journey is the destination in this tersely written tale, and with skilled, experienced narrators guiding the way, this trip proves seaworthy. A Random House hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 14). (June) Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Lurie brings his rich, honeyed baritone to Preston's book of essays on radical science. The book is rather uneven. The first chapter is an overly self-referential account of Preston's own laboratory encounter with the Ebola virus he made famous in The Hot Zone; the other essays are more traditional portraits of scientists on the frontier of discovery. Lurie conjures an engaging and credible Russian accent when speaking for two immigrant mathematicians who are racing to determine all the digits of pi. But he is inconsistent and strained when attempting a genetics researcher's British accent. Still, listeners will enjoy the way both Preston and Lurie uncover the humanity of great researchers, whether they are attempting to save hemlock and chestnut trees from fast-encroaching diseases or help those suffering from Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, a rare condition that causes its victims to compulsively consume their own flesh. A Random House hardcover (reviews, Apr. 21). (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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An exhilarating real-life adventure of one familys extraordinary voyage of self-discovery and survival against incredible odds.

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ISBN:
9781433249662
Author:
Silverwood, John
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
MacDuffie, Carrington
Read:
MacDuffie, Carrington
Author:
Silverwood, Jean McConnell
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Ubr
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.80x5.37x.73 in. .36 lbs.
Media Run Time:
450

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The jaw-dropping true tale of the Silverwood family and their awe-inspiring survival when faced with the most harrowing of events on the high seas is a truly remarkable account. Carrington Macduffie and Joe Barrett bring this story to life, capturing the tense journey down to the slightest detail in these realistic readings. While Macduffie certainly offers more in the line of theatrics, both performances are earnest and raw, allowing the listeners to ebb and flow with the story as if they were tucked away on the Silverwood's 50-foot catamaran. The journey is the destination in this tersely written tale, and with skilled, experienced narrators guiding the way, this trip proves seaworthy. A Random House hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 14). (June) Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Lurie brings his rich, honeyed baritone to Preston's book of essays on radical science. The book is rather uneven. The first chapter is an overly self-referential account of Preston's own laboratory encounter with the Ebola virus he made famous in The Hot Zone; the other essays are more traditional portraits of scientists on the frontier of discovery. Lurie conjures an engaging and credible Russian accent when speaking for two immigrant mathematicians who are racing to determine all the digits of pi. But he is inconsistent and strained when attempting a genetics researcher's British accent. Still, listeners will enjoy the way both Preston and Lurie uncover the humanity of great researchers, whether they are attempting to save hemlock and chestnut trees from fast-encroaching diseases or help those suffering from Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, a rare condition that causes its victims to compulsively consume their own flesh. A Random House hardcover (reviews, Apr. 21). (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , An exhilarating real-life adventure of one familys extraordinary voyage of self-discovery and survival against incredible odds.
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