Topsail Island

  • by Ray McAllister
  • Narrated by John Witt
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As if caught in a time warp, Topsail resembles resorts of decades past. It has the small-town feel of a family beach, a place with few commercial trappings whose devotees return generation after generation. McAllister blends interviews with the people who know the island with stories of early pirates, devastating hurricanes, a 1940s dig in search of a 1630 Spanish galleon's treasure, the US government's secret rocket program, a modern-day sea-turtle preservation project, and a black bear that came to stroll the beach. McAllister tells the many stories of Topsail with the help of those who love the island best.

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This was a wonderful story about a secluded special place.We are given a tour of Topsail Island by a man that has spent time there and other places,Topsail is his favorite.Told wonderfully by John Witt,we fall in love with a place that reminds us of old times in a beach town,the people who people it and the possible future that we can not control."I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast or MalarHouse dot com"

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- Deedra

A Genuine Historical Narrative

If you could sum up Topsail Island in three words, what would they be?

A destination location


What was one of the most memorable moments of Topsail Island?

The downhome folksiness that permeates the story.


Have you listened to any of John Witt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first, but certainly will NOT be my last time listening to the narrator


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have enjoyed that, but time (6 + hours) prevented that.


Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this story and want to take the family to Topsail Island for our annual vacation next year.

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- Michael J. Ruslander

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2015
  • Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher / Ray McAllister Books