Download Audiobook Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett in English

Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World


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Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the midst of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is among the most forbidding locations on the earth. To be shipwrecked there means nearly sure demise. In 1864, Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of 4 aboard the schooner Grafton wreck on the southern finish of the island. Totally alone in a dense coastal forest, stricken by stinging blowflies and relentless rain, Captain Musgrave evokes his males to take motion. With barely greater than their naked arms, they construct a cabin and, remarkably, a forge the place they manufacture their instruments. Extremely, on the identical time on the other finish of the island, the Invercauld wrecks throughout a horrible storm. Nineteen males stagger ashore. In contrast to Captain Musgrave, the captain of the Invercauld falls aside given the identical dismal circumstances. His males battle and break up up; some die of hunger, others flip to cannibalism. Solely three survive. Musgrave and all of his males not solely endure for practically two years, however additionally they plan their very own astonishing escape, setting off on one of the vital brave sea voyages in historical past.