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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edward E. Leslie

Narrated By: Patrick Cullen

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2007

Duration: 21 hours 24 minutes


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.


  • Jackie Vance

    This audiobook was very informative and kept me listening to the end. Don't think I'll take to the high seas, ever.