Book Reviews of Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea

Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea
Adrift Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea
Author: Steven Callahan
ISBN-13: 9780345410153
ISBN-10: 0345410157
Publication Date: 9/29/1996
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Absolutely amazing story, a book you cannot put down and hard to believe anyone survived this.
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Probably one of the best first-person accounts of survival. It is amazing that this man lived and what he did to survive is astonishing!
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I really enjoyed this book and his adventure. I thought he did a good job of telling his tale.
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Compelling book about the author, whose boat sank in the Atlantic, leaving him living in a raft for 76 days before floating to land. Gives practical advice on how he survived, as well as his thoughts and psychological issues of the time alone.
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This is an incredibly powerful book. I have read it many times, particularly when you think you are getting more than you can handle in life. I found my copy at Goodwill and bought it on a lark. It was money well spent. His story will stay with you for a long time.
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true story of a man adrift for 76 days
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Amazing story and interesting book. The audio book is read by the author, which gives it more intimacy.
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This is a very interesting adventure story. A true life account, the author tells his story of being lost at sea for 76 days. Most of it comes from the journal he kept for the first 30-40 days.
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Amazing story. Hard to put down.
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This is an amazing story!
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ONe night in 1982 Steven Callahan sets sail to the Caribbean. His boat sinks and he finds himself adrift in an inflatable raft. This is a riveting first hand account of how he survived for more than a month at sea!
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After the wreck of his ship, Steven Callahan escaped drowning by the use of an inflatable raft. But the hardships he suffered by surviving may have been worse.
He was without clothes, sufficient food, water, or equipment, & had only the anguish of seeing ships passing several times, but overlooking him. Using his meager resources miraculously survived against incredible odds.
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I can't describe the book better than the blurb on the back, except to say that the writer makes you feel that you are very nearly personally with him on that drifting wreck of a raft. The broiling sun is roasting you and the Atlantic waves crashing and tumbling over you, over and over---over and over---over and over . . .

From back cover: On the night of January 29, 1982, Steven Callahan set sail in his small sloop from the Canary Islands bound for the Caribbean. Thus began one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time.

Six days out the sloop sank, and Callahan found himself adrift in the Atlantic in a five-and-a-half-foot inflatable raft, with only three pounds of food and eight pints of water. Here is the riveting first-hand account of the only man in history to have survived more than a month alone at sea in an inflatable raft.

Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, and broiled by the tropical sun, Callahan drifted for seventy-six days over eighteen hundred miles of ocean. He fought off sharks with a makeshift spear and watched nine ships pass by without turning back . . . he distilled water by the spoonful with a primitive still, and wasted to just over a hundred pounds, living on a sparse diet of raw fish.

Here is a story of anguish and horror, of undying he5roism and hope . . . the story of a man who peered into the darkest regions of nature and of his own soul--and survived to tell the harrowing tale.
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I really liked this book. It has me turning page after page to see what was going to happen to this man next. I recommend it.
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I had originally gotten this book for my husband to read and I picked it up one day because it was in the car and once I started reading it I could not put it down. I had to find out how this guy survived for seventy-six days on a raft with no food or water. It is a recommended read and one I could not put down once I started reading it from the first page.
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Steven Callahan was adrift in a 5 1/2' inflatable raft for 76 days in the Atlantic. All he had with him was 3 pounds of food, and 8 pints of water. A must read.
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After the wreck of his ship, Steven Callahan escaped drowning by the use of an inflatable raft. But the hardships he suffered by surviving may have been worse.
He was without clothes, sufficient food, water, or equipment, & had only the anguish of seeing ships passing several times, but overlooking him. Using his meager resources miraculously survived against incredible odds.
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Hard to put down. I'm enjoying this book.