4 out of 4 stars
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Adrift by Charlie Sheldon, is a fiction packed with adventure, acts of perseverance, and sentiments. This is a story based around the lives of mariners and the extraordinary incident of a ship.
Seattle Express is a huge cargo ship which catches fire on the North Pacific Ocean. There are around twenty people on the ship who board two separate life-boats to save their lives. But, one of the life-boats goes adrift. What is the future holding for the passengers on this life-boat? Would they be able to face the ocean in the chilling days of winter on an adrift boat? You will get the answer in this standalone novel from a series of two books.
The story also has a side with the characters belonging to the family members of the lost mariners. There are a lot of emotions you would witness in this part of the story. The family members would do their best to take care of the situation. There is also a team of mariners, that has the task to bring back the wrecked ship to the shore. The challenges faced by the family members and the rescue team add more thrill to the story.
I loved this adventurous story with a lot of emotions. The pace of the story kept me turning the pages without giving a second thought. Charlie Sheldon has written the story from the perspective of a seaman which you would feel while reading this book. He has used a few jargons probably used by seamen, in the story. However, it would not distract you as a reader. Charlie has written this book in an intriguing way and simple language.
There are a lot of characters in this read, but all have been put together very well throughout the story. In contrary to the number of characters, each character has been developed quite well. I loved the way Charlie has portrayed the emotions of the characters. There are varied characters with different temperaments. You will find varieties like love, humor, and tense moments in this story.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. There are a few editing errors, but the book seems to be professionally edited. I recommend this book to anyone who loves an adventurous and emotional story. Charlie has used his experience as seaman quite wisely while writing this fast-paced story of the lives of mariners and their family members.
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