The Ship and the Storm by Jim Carrier audiobook

The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome

By Jim Carrier
Read by Robertson Dean

Blackstone Publishing 9780071355261
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Captain Guyan March had spent his entire professional career aboard Windjammer Barefoot Cruises’ fleet of extravagant tall ships that carry passengers on weeklong fantasy cruises spiced with rum and sun. When he agreed to command the Fantome, Windjammer’s marquee ship, a beautiful 282-foot schooner that “sailed like a pig” in the Gulf of Honduras, he knew that a storm would leave him little space to run. In the southern reaches of the Caribbean, Tropical Storm Mitch whirled to life like a nebula and became Captain March’s worst nightmare—a category five storm with 180-mile-per-hour winds and fifty-foot seas. After discharging his passengers in Belize, Captain March and his crew, most of them West Indians, took the $20 million uninsured tall ship out to sea to dodge the approaching storm. What ensued was a deadly game of cat and mouse that confounded experts’ predictions and cornered the Fantome with eerie precision. Based on journalist Jim Carrier’s exhaustive research and hundreds of interviews, The Ship and the Storm explores the story of the Fantome and Hurricane Mitch from every angle. From the deck of the ship, to the research planes flying into the eye of the hurricane, to islanders and coastal villagers in a desperate battle for survival, The Ship and the Storm is the heartbreaking and horrifying story of the most destructive hurricane in Western Hemisphere history.

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Summary

Summary

Captain Guyan March had spent his entire professional career aboard Windjammer Barefoot Cruises’ fleet of extravagant tall ships that carry passengers on weeklong fantasy cruises spiced with rum and sun. When he agreed to command the Fantome, Windjammer’s marquee ship, a beautiful 282-foot schooner that “sailed like a pig” in the Gulf of Honduras, he knew that a storm would leave him little space to run. In the southern reaches of the Caribbean, Tropical Storm Mitch whirled to life like a nebula and became Captain March’s worst nightmare—a category five storm with 180-mile-per-hour winds and fifty-foot seas. After discharging his passengers in Belize, Captain March and his crew, most of them West Indians, took the $20 million uninsured tall ship out to sea to dodge the approaching storm. What ensued was a deadly game of cat and mouse that confounded experts’ predictions and cornered the Fantome with eerie precision.

Based on journalist Jim Carrier’s exhaustive research and hundreds of interviews, The Ship and the Storm explores the story of the Fantome and Hurricane Mitch from every angle. From the deck of the ship, to the research planes flying into the eye of the hurricane, to islanders and coastal villagers in a desperate battle for survival, The Ship and the Storm is the heartbreaking and horrifying story of the most destructive hurricane in Western Hemisphere history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A remarkable work…An unfolding detective story whose protagonist is a storm that defies reliable forecasting, and a behind-the-scenes exposé.” New York Times
“[A] dark drama of duty and courage…Gripping but never exploitative.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

by Odin 5/3/2020
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Armchair Mariners delight

Many readers know little about Hurricane Mitch or the luxury sailing vessel, Fantome, a preeminent Windjammer. As the book progresses by way of unconventional breaks in dates and geography rather than chapters, one is swept up in the eventual demise of one of the most beautiful sailing vessels every to take passengers throughout the islands of the Caribbean… eventually being lost in the storm. Compelling reading for mariner minded armchair adventurers

Author

Author Bio: Jim Carrier

Author Bio: Jim Carrier

Jim Carrier is an award-winning journalist and author of eleven books. He has written for National Geographic, SAIL, Cruising World, and the New York Times. After twenty years as a radio newscaster, Associated Press correspondent, and newspaper editor, and thirteen years as the “Rocky Mountain Ranger” for the Denver Post, he bought a thirty-five-foot sailboat and moved aboard. A survivor of six hurricanes, including Luis, Marilyn, Georges, and Mitch, Carrier later sailed across the Atlantic and into the Med. He now sails from his home port of Burlington, Vermont.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 11.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English