Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls by Edward E. Leslie audiobook

Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors

By Edward E. Leslie
Read by Patrick Cullen

Blackstone Publishing
21.42 Hours Unabridged
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From Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson to Alive! and Adrift, tales of survival have always captivated readers. This powerful collection chronicles the remarkable true stories of real-life maroons, castaways, and other survivors as they struggle to endure against insurmountable odds. From the 1500s to the present, in the most isolated and unforgiving terrains imaginable, they faced shipwrecks and plane crashes, crossed vast deserts and icy poles, and struggled against avalanches, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Here are their moral dilemmas, their personalities, and their influence on society, literature, and art. Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls is an unforgettable exploration of a subject of perennial fascination.

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From Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson to Alive! and Adrift, tales of survival have always captivated readers. This powerful collection chronicles the remarkable true stories of real-life maroons, castaways, and other survivors as they struggle to endure against insurmountable odds. From the 1500s to the present, in the most isolated and unforgiving terrains imaginable, they faced shipwrecks and plane crashes, crossed vast deserts and icy poles, and struggled against avalanches, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Here are their moral dilemmas, their personalities, and their influence on society, literature, and art. Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls is an unforgettable exploration of a subject of perennial fascination.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The ultimate book of ordeals…Fascinating, entertaining, and horrifying. I heartily recommend it.”  Paul Theroux  
“With painstaking research, riveting detail and elegant prose, [Leslie] creates a keen psychological study as well as a paean to the courage, resourcefulness and perseverance of the human body and mind.” Publishers Weekly
“Cullen reads in a riveting deadpan. His voice is low key, but the urgency and drama of the stories come through loud and clear. For survival fans.” Kliatt
“A scholarly but highly readable treatment of a subject holding an inordinate fascination for many people.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Edward E. Leslie

Author Bio: Edward E. Leslie

Edward E. Leslie is the author of The Devil Knows How To Ride, the biography of the Civil War Confederate guerrilla William Clarke Quantrill, and the internationally acclaimed Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls. He lives in Massillon, Ohio.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 21.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English