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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 earned multiple Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, including one for Closing Time by Joe Queenan, and has earned two Audie Awards and many more nominations. Named one of the Top Fifty Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile, he has recorded over five hundred titles.

Jo Anna Perrin is an accomplished actor who has appeared in film and television, as well as on stage in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. The narrator of numerous audiobooks, Jo Anna has garnered critical praise from AudioFile magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars high points of their trip and the terrible low point Sept. 19 2014
By J. Lopate - Published on
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The book is riveting. For anyone who has had a fantasy of renting a sailboat and going off to exotic ports of call, this book will allow you an insider's glimpse of the planning and preparation by the family patriarch, high points of their trip and the terrible low point. It will show you the dark side of a person with an agenda to harm a beautiful family for his own gain. The heroism of a young girl, the single survivor and witness to a tragic event of epic proportions is inspiring and heartbreaking. Her account of what happened that fateful day will stay with you. This book is well written and the photos are a bonus. They allow you access to the people who were real, not some fictional characters. The young girl who survived the horror of her family's experiences is a wonder.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rest of the Story June 5 2012
By Sharon Beverly - Published on
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The story of Terry Jo Dupperault's rescue was extensively covered in our local newspaper, The Miami Herald. Reading of her plight and the loss of her family impacted me greatly, as I was only about a year older than she at that time. Through the decades I've thought of her and wondered how she fared. This book, ALONE: ORPHANED ON THE OCEAN, lets us know.

Most of the story is not written by Tere (she changed her name)but, by a dear friend and psychologist, Richard Logan. It includes newspaper accounts, the logs from the Coast Guard, and interviews with crew members of the rescue vessel, as well as biographical information from those who knew the man who murdered her family at sea. Well-researched, it also has interviews with police, family members, the Bahamian authorities, and others relevant to rounding out the story. Time frames and theories are there, too.

Tere's inner strength helped her survive as a child on that ill-fated sailboat trip and her four days alone and adrift in the ocean. Smooth sailing is definitely not the metaphor for her life. It's satisfying to know that her life is finally blessed with happiness and peace--and now we know the rest of the story.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars no new info May 8 2014
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I saw Tere's ordeal on an episode of I Survived and was intrigued. Unfortunately, the book didn't go into much further detail than the show did! I was a little disappointed, there was a lot of "foreward" and "aftermath" type of stuff, and info on the authors and where they got additional information from. While interesting, it didn't really add to the story line.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read Aug. 8 2016
By Erica Hille - Published on
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The story of Terry Jo and her family is horrifying and inspirational. I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in survival stories or true crime.
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars There could have been so much more! June 20 2010
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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.