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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (June 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140014857X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400148578
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.3 x 16.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g

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"A genuinely harrowing, wrenching and deeply memorable account of survival against all odds." ---Ron Franscell, bestselling author of The Darkest Night

About the Author

Tere Duperrault Fassbender is retired from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where she built a career protecting the waterways and the near-shore areas from being overdeveloped and altered.

Richard Logan, Ph.D., an expert in the psychology of solitary survival, is the author of Alone: A Fascinating Study of Those Who Have Survived Long, Solitary Ordeals.

Johnny Heller has narrated some five hundred books and garnered a bunch of swell awards and accolades, including Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, Audie Awards and nominations, AudioFile Earphones Awards, and selection as one of AudioFile magazine's Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century.

Jo Anna Perrin (JP Perrin) is a New York�based actor, photographer, and writer. She has appeared in film and television, as well as on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. Jo Anna has narrated numerous audiobooks for major publishers, small independent press, and American and foreign university publishers.

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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
From US Air Force Rescue May 7 2010
By Charles H. Manning - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I flew one of the aircraft, an Hu-16 Albatross in the search for the Bluebelle. Even after Julian Harvey was picked up, we had high hope of recovering others, so the search continued for three days, expanding northward to compensate for the flow of the Gulf Stream. When Tere Jo was picked up by the Greek freighter we were 45 miles away. Naturally, we were all elated but guilt persists to this day, that we may have flown over Tere but missed her in the choppy seas. I have always wondered how that brave young girl continued her life, and now we finally know ! Thanks, Tere Jo
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By ireadabookaday - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I had never heard of this incident and after reading a description of the book, looked forward to reading it.
I was quite disappointed. The book is very poorly written, and the real life incident and the real life survivor never come to life on the page. The writing is so dull and disorganized and without drama that reading this book is a chore, and Logan, despite being a psychologist, is unskilled at portraying Fassbender's state of mind at any point in the story.

The book has a very amateurish feel- the whole product feels thrown together. It is hard to say how much writing , if any, was done by Fassbender, but she deserved a more able coauthor. There is a unique story to be told here, but sadly this book fails at making it interesting.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
There could have been so much more! June 20 2010
By inabuddinggrove - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The story has the makings of an epic. However the execution of it makes one think that the author was essentially very lazy. He seems to have cobbled together some news stories and photos with a few minimalist interviews with the survivor and gotten published, in book form, what is essentially a long magazine article. It is a huge disservice to Ms. Dupperault and she should have been advised either to expand it into a meaningful tale or put it on her shelf at home. It tells almost nothing of the real struggles of adjusting to her losses or how she coped and, apparently, thrived in later life. There is so much wanting here that it leaves one begging for more and feeling cheated at this tease of a book.
26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
a must read! May 3 2010
By mugs - Published on
Format: Hardcover
i loved this book. it is still with me, i can't stop thinking about it...can't fathom what Tere went through...and still goes through each day...Everyone should read this book! makes us all appreciate what we have and to not sweat the small stuff in life. i am a believer of God gives us only what we can handle, but wow, that was a lot for a little girl to remarkable.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Gripping Story That is Poorly Told July 1 2010
By Nancy in Dallas - Published on
Format: Hardcover
As I read this book, I kept thinking how unfortunate it was that this powerful story did not unfold with true real-life drama and intrigue. It is flat. A more effective tool for the authors would have been to have alternated between the lives of Tere Jo and Julian Harvey until their destinies converged on that the fateful voyage. The book is very disorganized, with the same ideas presented numerous times. It is not well-edited: There are two paragraphs in a row that have nearly the same sentence and at one point the word "informed" is spelled "in formed". All of the above gives the book an amateur feel to it, which is a true disservice to Tere Duperrault and her gripping story. If they ever make a movie based on her story, this will most certainly be an instance where the movie is better than the book.