Into the Abyss by Carol Shaben audiobook

Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story

By Carol Shaben
Read by Tiffany Morgan

Grand Central Publishing 9781455501953
10.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Read the "gripping and emotionally affecting" book where four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to (Washington Post). On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.

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Summary

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Read the "gripping and emotionally affecting" book where four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to (Washington Post). On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival. As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

As a concept, it doesn't get much better [than this]... Into the Abyss is in the best traditions of true-life journalism and grips from beginning to end. Iain Finlayson, The Times
With Into the Abyss Carol Shaben gives us an astonishing true story of catastrophe and redemption. Shaben writes from the inside out, as in the best non-fiction, creating a nuanced and tightly braided portrait of four men and their shared trauma that is by turns terrifying and deeply humane. Every line in this story rings true. John Vaillant, author of The Tiger

Reviews

Reviews

by Dave 9/13/2017
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The story is (was) good, but could have better.

The narration and the story could have been better. The story got lost in the detail. The story should have been more about the plane crash and the survival, but that part only had a minimum coverage. Too much politics. The story is a good one that could have been displayed much better.

Author

Author Bio: Carol Shaben

Author Bio: Carol Shaben

Carol Shaben is a freelance writer, author, and journalist from Vancouver, Canada. She has won two Canadian National Magazine Awards—a Gold Medal for Investigative Reporting and a Silver Medal for Politics and Public Interest—for articles that highlighted the subject of her first book, Into the Abyss.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English