In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick audiobook

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Movie Tie-in)

By Nathaniel Philbrick
Read by Scott Brick

Penguin Audio
10.06 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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From the author of In the Hurricane's Eye and Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller and a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard. Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson star in a film based on this National Book Award–winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea—and now, its epic adaptation for the screen—will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2000 National Book Award for nonfiction

A New York Times bestseller

From the author of In the Hurricane's Eye and Valiant Ambition, the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller and a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard.

Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson star in a film based on this National Book Award–winning account of the true events behind Moby Dick.

In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea—and now, its epic adaptation for the screen—will forever place the Essex tragedy in the American historical canon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[Told] with verve and authenticity...a classic tale of the sea. San Francisco Chronicle
Nathaniel Philbrick has taken one of the most horrifying stories in maritime history and turned it into a classic....One of the most chilling books I have ever read. Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm
A book that gets in your bones...Philbrick has created an eerie thriller from a centuries old tale....Scrupulously researched and eloquently written...it would have earned Melville's admiration. The New York Times Book Review "Spellbinding.
Fascinating...One of our country's great adventure stories...when it comes to extremes, In the Heart of the Sea is right there. The Wall Street Journal
In the Heart of the Sea is a true story of unimaginable horror. The source for Melville’s ‘mighty book’ is a tale told wonderfully well by Nathaniel Philbrick.” Peter Benchley
“Where the sinking of the Pequod marks the end of Melville’s great novel, the sinking of the Essex is only the beginning of Philbrick’s tale. It is history brought vividly-and agonizingly-to life by a master storyteller.” Richard Ellis, author of Whales and Men

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Reviews

by Elliotts12 9/13/2017
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Stott Brick strikes again

This is an absolutely brilliant book, and far better than the recent Ron Howard film. It's a novel, based upon another novel, which is based upon journals and anecdotal entries. The audio won't have the illustrations, but they're not essential. Unfortunately, it's narrated by Scott Brick, who has a pretentious quavering reading style guaranteed to ruin a listening experience.

Author

Author Bio: Nathaniel Philbrick

Author Bio: Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is the National Book Award–winning author of In the Heart of the Sea, Revenge of the Whale, Sea of Glory, and others. Philbrick has won numerous awards for his work, including the Massachusetts Book Award, the Albion-Monroe Award, and the New England Book Award; his book Mayflower was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. His book The Last Stand was named an ALA Notable Book and was the basis for a two-hour PBS American Experience film called Custer’s Last Stand. A graduate of Duke and Brown Universities, he currently lives in New England.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English