Revenge of the Whale

Revenge of the Whale

[the True Story of the Whaleship Essex]

Audiobook CD - 2005
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Recounts the 1820 sinking of the whaleship "Essex" by an enraged sperm whale and how the crew of young men survived against impossible odds. Based on the author's adult book "In the Heart of the Sea."
Publisher: Middletown, R.I. : Audio Bookshelf, p2005
ISBN: 0976193205
Branch Call Number: YCD 910.9164 PHI
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Mali, Taylor
Burbank, Richard


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Sep 20, 2015

Most likely this is a little known event, rewarding for many aspects of the horrific results. Very good narrator.

On Nov. 20, 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry whale. Within minutes, the twenty-man crew found themselves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with minimal supplies. Three months later, two of the boats were rescued off the coast of South America, having sailed over 4,500 miles from the site of the disaster, with eight men still alive.


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