❰Epub❯ ➝ Albatross: The True Story of a Woman's Survival at Sea Author Deborah Scaling Kiley – Peakpopa.info
One Late Summer S Day, The Yacht Trashman Set Sail From Annapolis To Florida On Board Were Five Young People John, The Captain Meg, Mark, Brad, And Debbie Scaling When The Boat Sailed Into A Gale, The Eighty Knot Winds Shredded The Sails Forty Foot Seas Crashed Through The Cabin Windows, And Trashman Sank, Leaving The Crew Adrift In A Rubber Dinghy Albatross Tells The Story Of How Debbie And Brad Survived And How The Tragedy Changed Debbie Scaling S Life Forever Horrifying and captivating at the same time A quick read that made me pause many times how could this be a true story I bought this book for a friend who had been searching for it under the wrong title She enjoyed it and gave it to me WOW If you like adventure this one s for you Excellent read. I was disappointed there were no photos included aside from the back page of the author I wondered what the others looked like as well as the boat itself I m a bit curious Deborah Kiley, I didn t warm up to her much throughout the book, she was a bit rough around the edges I see that she died at the age of 54, quite young, I m curious as to what became of her.. Beautifully written, gut wrenching, and heartbreaking I couldn t put it down. I saw the shark week movie about this and knew I needed to read what really happened This is such a sad story. This is one of my survival books Deborah Scaling Kiley relates the story of an ill fated sailing trip from Maine to Florida in 1982 when she was 21 years old One of my interests in survival stories is the question of leadership in determining survival another is the question of what makes a person a survivor Kiley s book Kiley is her married name certainly brings out strongly what a leader is NOT Three people on this journey die two because they simple fall apart and begin hallucinating possibly because of delirium tremens Kiley s survival seems to be mostly luck and some pluck she shows few of the usual traits that survivors at sea exhibit A very personal account My husband loved it, surprisingly.Probably only for those who sail or have my bizarre interest in studying survival. I finished a book last night that kept me awake when I turned out the light to sleep Albatross A woman s story of surviving at sea when the sailboat she was crewing on sank As I lay there in the dark, trying to drift into dreamland, I saw her purple puckered sores in the filthy slosh of the Zodiac I thought of the sharks bumping the rubber lifeboat, the scream she heard when one of her crew mates swam away in the night in delirium, the putrefied body of another crew mate who died in the lifeboat with her And I thought, this happened For real These words, they are this woman s best attempt at capturing the horror of what we read about over and over again in fiction But this time it was true.The writing isn t spectacular, but the story was worth it. I read about a study that referenced this author book The study was about people who survive tragedies severe circumstances and what sets them apart from people who perish Compelling subject I was led to pick up this book Even though the book was not all that well written it could have been worse , I was caught up in the story once they were shipwrecked I cannot imagine going through what these people went through Incredible With all my heart, I hope the author is doing well. I first heard about this story from The Moth Podcast and knew I had to readI ripped through this book in 24hours It s wild and depressing and reads like a roller coaster Many true survival books have protagonists that wax intellectual about why they survived, or go hippy dippy about the precarious state of man and how surviving is all spiritual Blah in this one, she narrates humbly and articulately You can tell she isn t writing the book to make a buck or to philosophize life Loved it.