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Publisher's Summary

As a well-paid war correspondent, Stephen Crane was shipwrecked en route to Cuba in early 1897. He and a small party of passengers spent 30 hours adrift off the coast of Florida, an experience that Crane would later transform into this, his most famous short story, in 1898.
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5 out of 5 stars
By HamIAm on 09-15-15

Worth hearing again

I first read The Open Boat in college and only remembered that I was astonished when I first read it. I'm so glad that Audible offered it, because it was as astonishing the second time, 50 years later. There is real wisdom in this story, and beauty as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-21-12

what do you mean by headline?

Where does The Open Boat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

first and only one so far

Who was your favorite character and why?

the captain, he seems iconic

What does Richard Rohan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the pace of the story quickens and subsides along the plot lines. I suppose in my mind the reading would not do that

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