Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

?A Perfect Storm for a new generation, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a masterful page-turning account of the El Faro's sinking.? ?Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook ?The one account I?ve read that solves the riddle of El Faro convincingly and thoroughly. Superbly written, Into the Raging Sea deserves a place on th ?A Perfect Storm for a new generation, Rachel Slade's Into the Raging Sea is a masterful page-turning a...

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Title:Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
Author:Rachel Slade
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B075WQK2LX
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro Reviews

  • Zachary
    Apr 01, 2018
    This is a fascinating account of the sinking of El Faro, a 700+ ft shipping vessel in 2015. The book delves into modern shipping, the history of ship building, and the pressures of capitalism without ever neglecting the human stories. The recovery of the ship's audio recordings takes r...
  • Pam Cipkowski
    Jun 10, 2018
    A thrilling, heart-stopping, on the edge of your seat account of the deadliest American maritime disaster since World War II. More engrossing than any Clive Cussler/Tom Clancy-like pulp thriller. Rachel Slade deftly and expertly recounts the tale of container ship El Faro?s heartbrea...
  • Kirsti
    Aug 07, 2018
    Important story, amateurishly told. The author had access to recordings of conversations on the bridge, which is great, but she made up thoughts and emotions to go along with those conversations. There's no way she could have known what a crew member was thinking or feeling. The book i...
  • Gordon
    Aug 02, 2018
    My brother, who has been a mariner since his enrollment at Kings Point many years ago, recommended this book and supplied a copy. I read it with an appreciation for Slade's prose. It is easy to read and demands an increasing awareness of the sea as the book unfolds. But for me, the boo...
  • Eric
    Apr 30, 2018
    Into the Raging Sea, by Rachel Slade is a book with visceral impact. You know how the story ends, but through her narrative you gain insight into the lives of the crew of the El Faro, an understanding of the mechanics of the disaster, and why hubris should be included with sloth among ...
  • Matt
    Jun 04, 2018
    ?Over the radio, [Captain Michael] Davidson told his crew to throw their rafts in the water and get off the ship. But how could they even walk out onto the deck in those winds, let alone deploy a life raft? Everything ? people, rafts, life suits ? would be whipped away by [Hurric...
  • Patrick SG
    May 20, 2018
    An excellent and harrowing account of the loss of a ship with 33 people aboard during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. For those who wondered how a ship could have deliberately moved into the path of a tropical system like this the book provides the answer. Unlike the classic "The Perfect...
  • Lianne
    Jun 05, 2018
    A compelling true story of the sinking of the container ship, El Faro, during Hurricane Joaquin in October 2015 with all 33 hands on board. We are able to glean much of what happened, not only from the voice recorder which was recovered at great cost and time on the bottom of the ocean...
  • David
    May 16, 2018
    Combine a corporate that puts profits ahead of safety (I know, dog bites man), a ship captain who is filled with hubris and fear of losing his job, a category 4 hurricaine and you get a real-life perfect storm that sinks the El Faro and all 33 hands in October 2015. Slade does a master...
  • Scott
    Jul 17, 2018
    You'd expect a bunch of drama from the tale of a massive cargo ship (El Faro) sailing into a massive hurricane (Joaquin) and sinking to the deepest part of the Atlantic, killing all 33 crew members aboard. And, aided by transcripts of the final days and hours taken from the ship's "bla...
  • Sharon
    May 11, 2018
    This account of a shipwreck reads like a movie, and is also an infuriating indictment of corporate greed, regulatory corner-cutting, and male hubris. ...
  • Onceinabluemoon
    May 26, 2018
    This is my kind of thriller, I was so nervous reading this that I had to google the outcome which truly broke my heart. An incredibly detailed account of a tragic ending, I blistered through the book, I am always in awe of the sea. ...
  • Tonstant Weader
    May 18, 2018
    Shipping is dangerous work and ships run aground, capsize, founder, or sink nearly every day. Some of these tragedies, though, capture the imagination and inspire writers to explore the reasons for their loss and to find some deeper meaning. The sinking of El Faro in Hurrican Joaquin o...
  • Becca Younk
    Jul 11, 2018
    Two of my biggest fears are being lost in space and lost at sea. Barring relocation to a moon colony, being lost in space will never happen to me. Thanks to reports about norovirus breakouts on cruise ships, I have zero desire to ever take a cruise, meaning being lost at sea will also ...
  • Jane
    Sep 13, 2018
    Fascinating, tragic, unputdownable. It is also so much more than a harrowing tale of mariners lost at sea. It is without a doubt one of the most vivid and devastating portrayals of economic forces on and recent history of shipping and transportation of goods in the brave new globalized...
  • Jeff
    Jun 25, 2018
    Clusterfuck. Oh my. This book will make you angry. The anger will increase as you move along, when you get to the details of the hearings that took place in the aftermath of the disaster you will be outraged. I wanted to throw the book through a window. The book, however, for me, w...
  • David V.
    Apr 09, 2018
    Received as an ARC via my employer Barnes & Noble. Started 4-9-18. Finished 4-12-18. Investigative journalism at its best. Will keep you involved from beginning to end like a good fiction book but it's all true. The sinking of this cargo ship and the deaths of its crew could have b...
  • Sharon Watkins
    Jul 20, 2018
    This is a can't-put-it-down book. It is a harrowing story of the wreck of El Faro, a container ship that sailed into Hurricane Joaquin, the extensive efforts to find the wreckage, and the investigation in the aftermath, which clearly exposes the greed and callousness of the company tha...
  • Madeline Partner
    Jul 29, 2018
    I love reading about the ocean and boat disasters (I love boats and airplanes...), and I remember when this boat sank, so I was eager to learn more. However, while I was reading this, I would tell people about it, and I was surprised at how many people had completely forgotten this had...
  • Freeman Fridie
    Jun 13, 2018
    So much more than a "lost at sea tale". Takes you into a world most of us know nothing about. Book of the year for me so far. Read it. ...
  • Allen Adams
    May 15, 2018
    http://www.themaineedge.com/adventure... So much of our country?s history is bound up in the sea. Our relationship to the ocean has defined us in many ways over the years. Even now, our waterways play vital roles in the way our nation operates. But all that time at sea comes with ...
  • Melanie Johnson
    Sep 16, 2018
    I don?t usually like ?boat, sea-faring, arrrr? kind of books; however, this was fascinating! A true story about the El Faro that sailed out of Jacksonville headed to Puerto Rico in the midst of a storm that they knew nothing about. It was heartbreaking but also super interesting....
  • Brenda Ayala
    May 09, 2018
    This is very expertly researched and accounts for every bit of the varying events that caused the sinking of the El Faro. In short, the company TOTE fucked over their crew by having out of date software and hardware. Captain Davidson was more focused on his own career than getting s...
  • Erin
    Aug 28, 2018
    This book made me sad, and then angry. I honestly didn't know a thing about any huge container ship being lost at sea until I saw this book on an end cap at Books a Million. I was intrigued, and now I am in turns greatly saddened at the loss of life, and horrified at the lack of accoun...
  • Craig
    Jun 14, 2018
    A fascinating story. I'm just not thrilled with the way it was told. The author is far from objective in her reporting. It is clear she believes the shipping company was to blame in this tragedy. So the question: Is this a fact-based documentary or an editorial? And there is a bit too ...
  • Monica
    Jul 11, 2018
    Amazing story of a shipwreck.. and what appears to be a totally mismanaged ship and a mess of a company, Tote. In addition to the tragedy, the book includes lots of history on the shipping industry. The story was gripping, although I do admit I got overwhelmed and skimmed a lot of the ...
  • Bill Marsano
    Jul 13, 2018
    By Bill Marsano. Sixty-five-year-old Paul McHenry Washburn, Captain of the S.S. Stella Lykes, is on the bridge of the brief but superb ?Looking for a Ship,? wherein he speaks the dangers of weather at sea. Licensed as a ?Master of United States Steam or Motor Vessels of any gross...
  • Jeff
    May 29, 2018
    A very detailed account of the sinking of the El Faro. The author did a great job of not only documenting the tragedy, but also by providing much of the actual dialog of the crew in their last hours. She was able to do this because searchers were able to recover the "black box" which r...
  • Maggie
    Aug 23, 2018
    Wow. I know next to nothing about the maritime industry, but Rachel Slade's writing made a lot of the technical details clear. The result is a brilliant, harrowing, heart-breaking story about a doomed ship and all the factors that led to its loss. El Faro was a ship built in 1975 as...
  • David Holoman
    Jul 21, 2018
    Four starts minus one: The fact research, assembly, and presentation of this event are very well done. The prose is work-person-like and not likely to catch the attention of the Pulitzer gang or similar. The story itself is absolutely compelling: how an american vessel can be lost i...