The Hungry Ocean

The Hungry Ocean

by Linda Greenlaw

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In his number-one bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger describes Linda Greenlaw as "one of the best sea captains, period, on the East Coast." Now Greenlaw tells her own riveting story of a thirty-day swordfishing voyage aboard one of the best-outfitted boats on the East Coast, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick. The excitement starts immediately, even before Greenlaw and her five-man crew leave the dock - and it doesn't stop until the last page. Under way, she must cope with nasty weather, equipment failure, and treachery aboard ship, not to mention the routinely backbreaking work of operating a fishing boat.

Displaying a true fisherman's gift for storytelling and a true writer's flair for both drama and reflection, Greenlaw offers an exciting real-life adventure tale filled with the beauty and power of the sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501287985
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Linda Greenlaw is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry Ocean, All Fishermen Are Liars, and The Lobster Chronicles. She is the world's only female swordfish captain and was a primary source for the book, The Perfect Storm. She has been listed in Vanity Fair's "Hall of Fame," and is currently featured in the Discovery Channel's Swords: Life on the Line.


Isle au Haut, Maine

Place of Birth:

Stamford, Connecticut


B.A., Colby College, 1983

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Hungry Ocean 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
breic2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book about a swordfishing trip, interspersed with vignettes from other trips. Lots of detail on what life as a fisherman is like, including gear lists, budgets, temperature ranges for swordfish, etc.
307167 More than 1 year ago
it was painful to read about the gratuitous cruelty inflicted on the shark, so sadly the target of the rage of immature "men" who had not gotten their catch... and tolerated by the captain.
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JessWhite More than 1 year ago
"The Hungry Ocean" is very well written, and the author's conversational story-telling is easy to follow. She paints a beautiful picture of the ocean and exposes all details of the trials and tribulations of working at sea. The crew and their interactions are very entertaining. However, sometimes the descriptive nitty-gritty details of hooking and baiting fish are just plain boring. There was little excitement and no catching climactic point. The ending wrapped up a little too quickly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really great if you¿re an ocean lover like I am. When she wrote this story I felt like I was actually on the boat sitting right next to her. Linda describes everything with such detail. For instance at the part when describes the bait in such a stupendous way. She talks about the height, weight, color and you name it about the bait. Another really awesome thing about the book is the appendix. It was really cool that she put the expenses in the book. The expenses show how real the story is and especially the map. The map shows the readers where the story is coming from. My absolute favorite thing about the book though is the characters. The crew members are like family in the story, there personalities are very different but they all spend an entire fishing trip together. Linda Greenlaw is a great captain of the Hannah Boden. She really seems to understand the ocean and sword fishing. She really shows how hard it is to captain an entire ship but how much she loves it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Learning about the life of a swordfisherman gave me alot to ponder. After reading this book, I felt as if Iwas ready to set sail for the Grand Banks. It's a hell of a life but you have to admire people who just keep coming back for more.