Into the Raging Sea

Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro
Author(s): Rachel Slade
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.60 hours)
Product Number: Z100133059
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062699725
Narrator/s: Erin Bennett
Publisher: HarperAudio
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A??A Perfect Storm for a new generation, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a masterful page-turning account of the El Faro's sinking.A?A??Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanishA??until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselvesA??whose conversations were captured by the shipA??s data recorderA??journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officersA?? anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael DavidsonA??s increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shippingA??a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

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Author(s): Rachel Slade
Narrator(s): Erin Bennett
Product Number DD38805
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538549148
Author(s): Rachel Slade
Product Number EB00718745
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062699718

Professional reviews

"Another audiobook that describes the tragedy of a ship sinking in a hurricane and the drowning of her crew? Not so fast. This true story involves the captain's questionable decisions based on outdated weather maps, the unrelenting demands of global capitalism, corporate bottom lines, and a crew that was caught in the middle while desperately trying to do their jobs. Erin Bennett narrates this nonfiction account in a strong, assured voice that moves the action along at a lively pace. She varies her tone slightly to accommodate character voices but otherwise plays it straight. That's also a problem, though, because Bennett sacrifices emotion and feeling for technical sophistication. It would have helped if she had injected a bit more personality into this exciting audiobook. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"