Review by Nerea -- Adrift by Charlie Sheldon

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Review by Nerea -- Adrift by Charlie Sheldon

Post by Nerea » 02 Apr 2019, 19:48

[Following is a volunteer review of "Adrift" by Charlie Sheldon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Adrift by Charlie Sheldon is a marine thriller that incredibly reflects resilience, humility, teamwork, and endurance. It vividly describes how one minute can change one’s life.

The date was December 5th, when the Seattle Express ship encountered a shipwreck. The members on board were sailing from North Pacific to Seattle. Their journey was frustrated by fire from an unknown source. The event aroused mixed reaction among the members on board. Unable to contain the situation, the Captain ordered everyone on the ship to grab their life suits and jackets and board the lifeboats. Regrettably, the lifeboats drifted. Did they survive the extremely bad weather at sea? Were they rescued from the tragedy that ensued them?

The author is a gifted storyteller. He exceptionally balanced the scenes in the narration. Additionally, the events in the book are fascinating and sound realistic. The book is written in both first and third-person perspective. Moreover, the plot and characters are diligently and masterfully developed. Furthermore, the language employed is simple and easy to understand. Finally, each chapter has a title that highlights the main character in the event.

This is an adventurous, exciting and intriguing book that engages the reader on a tour at sea, helping them to understand the marines’ or sailors’ world. The book prompts the reader how powerful and aggressive natural forces can be. And true to this quote, “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” The fraction of history and science featured in the book spiced up the story.

In his writing, the author remarkably highlighted feminism, legal development, family, relationship, spirituality, hope, ethnicity, health care, atheism, and courage.

I'm impressed by the technique that the author uses to calm the readers’ adrenaline. Additionally, incorporating events happening on land in the plot added flesh to the tale. The characters’ different skills and physical challenges as portrayed in the book rendered the story livelier. Ultimately, I enjoyed the stories by William that inspired hope and courage.

Unfortunately, the cursing words contained in the book weren’t appealing to me. Additionally, I felt like the story was rushed at the end. And finally, I didn’t enjoy the part that highlighted blood transfusion due to personal reasons.

There are a couple of moral lessons that I managed to draw from the story. First, communication is essential owing to the fact that it provides a convenient way for one to receive the needed help. Second, blood is thicker than water. When a loved one is in trouble, we will do all we can to rescue them. Third, it’s important to choose words wisely so as to avoid stumbling others. Fourth, there are areas you cannot access without your identification (ID) cards. Therefore, it’s important to always carry along your ID cards to avoid inconveniences. Finally, sometimes we find ourselves in critical situations, rather than pitying ourselves we need to gather up strength and try to find a solution to our problems.

I rate the book at 4 out of 4 stars. It’s professionally revised. Though I encountered some few grammatical errors, it didn’t distract my reading. Furthermore, the author did a thorough and remarkable job in his writing. I recommend the book to those who love reading or watching marine thrillers.

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Post by Cotwani » 04 Apr 2019, 15:47

The book seems to have many facets. A good thing it is BOTM - there is a lot to discuss. Great review!
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Post by Nerea » 04 Apr 2019, 16:18

Cotwani wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 15:47
The book seems to have many facets. A good thing it is BOTM - there is a lot to discuss. Great review!
I agree. Thank you for stopping by.
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Post by Lulu_w » 05 Apr 2019, 01:04

Pretty clear summary. Now I want to know what happened after the lifeboats drifted.. based on the review it seems like A LOT happened. Great review 👍

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Post by Charlyt » 05 Apr 2019, 07:51

I like the addition of moral lessons, the book was definitely one that gives readers something to think about. Great review!
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Post by Nerea » 05 Apr 2019, 15:43

Lulu_w wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 01:04
Pretty clear summary. Now I want to know what happened after the lifeboats drifted.. based on the review it seems like A LOT happened. Great review 👍
I appreciate your kind comments. I hope you'll enjoy your reading of the book and find out what after the lifeboats drifted.
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Post by Nerea » 05 Apr 2019, 15:44

Charlyt wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 07:51
I like the addition of moral lessons, the book was definitely one that gives readers something to think about. Great review!
Very true. Thank you for checking on my review.
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Post by spencermack » 05 Apr 2019, 16:24

Marine adventure? yes please!
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Post by Jacci » 06 Apr 2019, 00:37

Nice review, i am intrigued on this novel in marine life.
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Post by Nerea » 06 Apr 2019, 09:56

spencermack wrote:
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Marine adventure? yes please!
I hope you enjoy your reading. Thank you.
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Post by Nerea » 06 Apr 2019, 10:02

Jacci wrote:
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Nice review, i am intrigued on this novel in marine life.
Thank you for checking my review. :tiphat:
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Post by Echo Haapala » 07 Apr 2019, 13:44

Great review. I really like how you noted the fact that this story makes the reader aware of the the effects of natural disasters. I read the book and thought the same exact thing!

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Post by Nerea » 08 Apr 2019, 01:22

Echo Haapala wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 13:44
Great review. I really like how you noted the fact that this story makes the reader aware of the the effects of natural disasters. I read the book and thought the same exact thing!
Thank you for your kind comments.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 08 Apr 2019, 09:26

It's a Wonderful marine adventure book. I agree this book opens a new look for its readers. Thanks for this great review.
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Post by Nerea » 09 Apr 2019, 03:36

Sarah Tariq wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 09:26
It's a Wonderful marine adventure book. I agree this book opens a new look for its readers. Thanks for this great review.
I appreciate your kind words.
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