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Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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.
However, the story will leave you a bit unsatisfied. Partly due to the fact that the motive behind the killings can only be inferred, but also b/c the reveal of Terry Jo's "story" comes in the middle of the book, not the end.
If i could improve upon this book I would reorder the chapters and have the history of the crazy-eyed Captain and his dangerous past revealed before we hear Terry Jo's account of what really happened aboard the Bluebelle. I think it would make for a much more suspenseful and satisfying read.
Overall, it is still a good story of survival and I recommend the book.
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