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Voyage of the Narwhal
Voyage of the Narwhal
Author: Andrea Barrett
Capturing a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the Arctic, Andrea Barrett focuses on a particular expedition and its accompanying scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells. Through his eyes, we meet the Narwhal's crew and its commander--obsessed with the search for an open polar sea--and encounte...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780393319507
ISBN-10: 0393319504
Pages: 399
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is fiction but it seems so real. You feel the ice and the human hardship. Visceral. Loved it.
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reviewed Voyage of the Narwhal on + 54 more book reviews
Arctic exploration has always fasinated me. A real good listen.
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Absolutely one of the best reads i have enjoyed in awhile of this genre. Thrilling. Part fiction, part truth. Trapped in ice in the cold winter the Narwhal holds a ship full of heros but unfortunately no one will ever know who they all were. This was a very moving read. If you are interested or would like to know about the voyage of the Narwhal this is a great book to read.
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This was pretty good - a little slow in parts, but overall interesting. It felt like a sequel to _The Terror_ about a mission looking into John Franklin's disappearance. It was well researched and the character of Zeke was especially easy to hate - he made a good villain in that there wasn't anything redeeming about him.
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winner of the 1996 National book award
From a womans view she writes of exploration,romance, and extreme conditions
very enjoyable
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Historical Fiction about the mid nineteenth century Artic explorations. Well written and good for book discussion. We did a companion read with the short story from Ship Fever. There's a cross over character.
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"...simply, one of the best novels of the decade." - Kirkus Reviews

"Guidall's reading is absolute perfection." - Kliatt


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