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Read by Stanley Tucci
It was the storm of the century -- a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm."
When it struck in October, 1991, there was virtually no warning. "She's comin' on, boys, and she's comin' on strong," radioed Captain Billy Tyne of the Andrea Gail from off the coast of Nova Scotia. Soon afterward, the boat and its crew of six disappeared without a trace.
The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller, a stark and compelling journey into the dark heart of nature that leaves listeners with a breathless sense of what it feels like to be caught, helpless, in the grip of a force beyond understanding or control.
Sebastian Junger is a contributing editor at Men's Journal and has written for Outside, American Heritage, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. Before making a full-time career of journalism, he worked as a freelance high-climber, taking down trees for landscape companies. Junger, who spent most of his years on the coast of Massachusetts, currently lives in New York City.
Stanley Tucci's film work includes roles in Big Night (which he also co-directed), Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, The Pelican Brief, and Billy Bathgate. He was Emmy-nominated for his role on the television series Murder One, and has had roles in a number of Broadway productions, including Brighton Beach Memoirs and The Iceman Cometh.