PDF Adrift Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea  Steven Callahan

Couldn t have picked a worse book to try and get him interested in reading for pleasure He also had to take an AR test on it and it was pretty difficult There s SO much information dumped throughout the book that it was really hard to remember it all and try to pinpoint what might be on the test ven for me I definitely would not recommend this for a 12 year old boy or as an AR selection I found Adrift during the documentation process for the novel I was writing that moment Luces n l Mar Lights on the Sea After reading the synopsis and discover that the story of Steven Callahan was real I felt and curious about reading it Adrift is *A Great Novel For Those Readers Who Like Stories Of *great novel for those readers who like stories of where the sea is protagonist and antagonist and above all lovers "OF ADVENTURES ADVENTURES IN CAPITAL LETTERS CALLAHAN S STORY "adventures ADVENTURES in capital letters Callahan s story LOVE LOVE LOVED this book I m a serious oceanophile and seek any and all books associated with sailingshipwrecksstranded at sea and this book captured all of them together Although it sounds weird I loved living with the author on his sordid journey I could almost the saltwater chafing his the sharks poking at the bottom of the raftsmell the rotting fish as they hung from his makeshift drying racks I loved very moment this I admit sitting in the comfort of my own home far from any sufferingalthough Wisconsin IS pretty chilly this time of yearThis author brings you right along with him and you ll often wonder if you could have survived the journeyor would you have succumbed to the wrath of the sea I d like to think I d have been successful but in all honesty I m sure I wouldn t have made it past seven daysThere are a lot of nautical and navigation terms througho. 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 ight pints of water .
This is an outstanding book The struggle for survival for two and a half months would have made a compelling page turner A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, even if written by a terrible author It just so happens that style rivals t Thentire book is set in a small life raft where the author struggles to catch fish capture water plug holes and stay alive for 76 days It s monotonous stuff that is somehow riveting And it made me and stay alive for 76 days It s monotonous stuff that is somehow riveting And it made me that I have nothin to complain aboutever A fast moving and captivating book that grabs hold and carries you right through the The Shadow Reader endSo why three stars Well Callahan is not the most reliable narrator Once the wild ride is over the weird inconsistencies that you didn t have time to think about mid read start to gnaw at thedge of your consciousness Then there is Callahan s Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies ego which is bignough to capsize his ship ven without a rogue wave The too careful minimization of My son had to read a non fiction informative book for school and this is what he picked with my assistance When he has to read for school I read the book too to try and ncourage his reading habits and make it The Power Of A Choice enjoyable for him because he s at that age where the only thing he wants to read is sports headlines video game stats and the titles of YouTube videos Unfortunately we both regretted picking this book almost immediately The author sxcessive overuse of adjectives and flowery prose to describe the simplest things made the book completely unreadable I think ven the author got tired of hearing himself talk because I did notice it was toned down some toward the nd If my son didn t have to read this for school we wouldn t have ven made it that far We were both ready to DNF it just a couple of chapters in I kept thinking we. 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 remarkable sea adventures of all.

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Ut the book but I felt like these nhanced the journey rather than hindering my understanding One of my favorite books of all time After 76 days at sea living off very little water and what fish he could catch he was saved and taken to the hospital The doctor walked over to him while he was in the waiting room and said What s the matter with you That was the only time I laughed during the reading of this book because it should have been obvious and because his reply was I am hungry This true adventuresurvival story was almost as good as Kon Tiki but It all begins with ntering a raceand once his beloved SOLO is lost what if s and survival is the name of the game for Steven Callahan s and survival is the name of the game for Steven Callahan 1982 life raft ADRIFT across of the game for Steven Callahan s 1982 life raft ADRIFT across the Atlantic OceanOften wet cold or overheated always starving thirsty or scared with sores and ulcers plaguing him and never nding attacks by the bumping dorados Callahan continues his daily routines amidst unbelievably harsh conditions for 76 long daysWhile at times a bit too detailed and descriptive for me still a great true life adventure story Should be reuired reading for anyone going out to sea in any type vessel This book being a true account it moves along at the pace it simply must and the adventure within takes us to the very limits of human survival 10 Stars If anyone was going to get shipwrecked and survive alone on the Atlantic it was Steve Callahan He was a delivery skipper sailing boats from one place to another and he very much wanted to do a single handed across the Atlantic He had studied books on surviving at sea he d bought all the correct gear practised the manoeuvres necessary to get off a sinking boat as fast as possible and within hours of setting off. E would drift for seventy six days over ighteen hundred miles of ocean before he reached land and rescue Introduction by Edward E Leslie Epilogue by Steven Callahan drawings and phot. Adrift Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea
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