Overboard!

  • by Michael J. Tougias
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In early May of 2005, Captain Tom Tighe and first mate, Loch Reidy, of the sailboat Almeisan welcomed three new crew members, two men and a woman, for a five-day voyage from Connecticut to Bermuda. While Tighe and Reidy had made the journey countless times, the rest of the crew were paying passengers learning about offshore sailing—and looking for adventure. Four days into their voyage, they got adventure but nothing that they had expected or had any training to handle.
A massive storm struck, sweeping Tighe and Reidy from the boat. The remaining crew members somehow managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was torn apart by wind and water. Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of boat passengers and the captain and first mate fighting for their lives in the sea.

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What the Critics Say

“I was frightened or astonished by every page of this beautifully told story of raging elements and human survival. And then the tale is ultimately and heartrendingly inspirational. You will not be able to put this book down.” (Dodge Moran, first American to sail solo, nonstop, around the globe)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Nothing like this has ever happened to me...

THANK GOD! Remember the anticipation, the dread of "Jaws"? Well, to me, this was even more intense, AND non-stop!

I found myself pacing when I was in my office, and when I tried listening in bed, I couldn't relax enough to sleep (don't try it).

Suspenseful? Oh...I'd say so. It felt like a 6-hour roller coaster ride!
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- Greg

Delivers.

The author taught me about sailing and drew me into the action. The narration was good, too. I never got bored, and I never regretted the purchase. That's good enough for me. Worth the time & money.

Sidenote: as others have said, you should also check out The Perfect Storm. It's got more information about storms, and boats, and the lives of sailors, as well as the personal connection to the characters. (TPS is a better book, without question.)
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- Uber Femme "Love epic fantasy, war stories, monsters, and zombies."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.