66 Days Adrift

  • by William Butler
  • Narrated by Nick Hahn
  • 14 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The lure of paradise was unmistakable, and Bill Butler was on a quest to find it with his wife Simonne - riding the Pacific currents on their sloop Siboney, with a world of possibilities ahead. But,1200 miles from land, the alluring ocean showed its deadly side when, without warning, a pod of pilot whales attacked their sailboat, battering it until it sank beneath the waves.
The dazed couple was left drifting in midocean in a leaky six-foot raft meant for coastal waters, with only a few hastily grabbed provisions to sustain them. Simonne, who had never truly shared Bill's dream of circumnavigating the globe, blamed him bitterly for their desperate plight.
In this powerful account of their 66-day odyssey, Butler tells a gritty, harrowing tale of their battles against nature, despair, and their own demons. He reveals how he and Simonne found the strength to survive despite the ravages of hunger, storms, and sharks. Based on Butler's faithful log entries, 66 Days Adrift is both a chilling cautionary tale for sailors with big ideas and an inspiring story of love, faith, and survival against long odds.


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Customer Reviews

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Great story of adventure and survival!

I thoroughly enjoyed this true story of adventure and survival on the high seas! As a sailor myself, Bill Butler's account is sure to make me a more careful seaman, since I often assume the best while out on my sailboat.
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- Amazon Customer

Riveting story... but.

really a riveting true story, and an incredible tale of real survival. um... but I was not a fan of the voice performance. my gf heard it, and initially thought it was a done by a text to speech synthesizer. Despite my unhappiness with the voice narration, I was unable to stop listening because the story was so good. a must read in the genre of true survival.
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- Yeatland

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-2013
  • Publisher: New Street Communications, LLC