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Black Wave: A Family's Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
This is an engrossing book that kept me hooked right till the end of the first portion. The portion about the Julia Ann and her crew and fate, not as interesting. I also had bit of a hard time with Jean's excusing John's behaviors (selfishness?) and putting herself down in comparison. That said, this is as much a tale of a family's growth as a tale of a journey
I read it all in less than two days because I could not put it down. The perspective from the wife was absolutely a must read for any woman that is considering living on a boat or cruising the world with their mate and children. Hard to believe she is not an accomplished author of many books. The way she weaved the tragic end of the voyage in clear detail with the total two year journey throughout her part of the book was masterful. She was open and genuine in sharing her most personal thoughts.
As for the husband's part, I really enjoyed the history of a previous wreck that parralleled their's on the same reef 150 years ago. It gives the historical context that transfers a feeling of timelessness to the sea and sailing. The man has a heart as big as the Pacific. These six people are everyday heros to all who dream of adventure and being brave enough to save those they truly love.
In the end, the experience for them as a family was something that cannot be duplicated or would anyone want to go through that ordeal. Still, the joy of seeing the kids both live real life outside of our comfortble California life style and then raise to the occation when called upon was very inspiring. My two sons have it on their summer reading list next. Definitly 5 STARS!!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a well written book. True story. As a sailor I was held to the story with great interest. Always interesting reading.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
There was nothing in this book I disliked. The story is amazing and that they all survived is truly amazing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
My entire book club really enjoyed this book - it's a fast read!Published 11 months ago by Ginny, St. Augustine
Good book, very interesting story....well told. Its my book club choice this month!
Saint Augustine Florida
It took just two evenings to “sail” through Black Wave; couldn’t put it down, it was so engrossing. Finished it last night. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dick Boera
Having been first mate aboard an Alden 44 for 35 years sailing extensively offshore and inshore,
I, of course, loved the book! Read more