Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Audio CD – Unabridged, April 5, 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.


Editorial Reviews


The amount of detail Druett has amassed is truly impressive, resulting in an invaluable account of survival.-- "Booklist"

About the Author

Joan Druett is an award-winning historian and novelist, specializing in maritime history. Her many books include the Wiki Coffin historical crime series and the nonfiction titles In the Wake of Madness, Rough Medicine, and Tupaia.

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has won numerous Earphones Awards, earned Audie Award nominations, and been included in Best Audio of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. He was a resident actor and director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tantor Audio; Unabridged edition (April 5, 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1799992519
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1799992516
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.2 x 5.7 inches

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Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Audio CD – Unabridged, April 5, 2016

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