Island of the Lost

Island of the Lost

Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Streaming Audiobook - 2016
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Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death.In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern end of the island. Utterly alone in a dense coastal forest, plagued by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave inspires his men to take action. With barely more than their bare hands, they build a cabin and, remarkably, a forge, where they manufacture their tools.Incredibly, at the same time on the opposite end of the island, the Invercauld wrecks during a horrible storm. Nineteen men stagger ashore. Unlike Captain Musgrave, the captain of the Invercauld falls apart given the same dismal circumstances. His men fight and split up; some die of starvation, others turn to cannibalism. Only three survive. Musgrave and all of his men not only endure for nearly two years, they also plan their own astonishing escape, setting off on one of the most courageous sea voyages in history.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781515922575
151592257X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 36 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Colacci, David - Narrator
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Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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