All Hands on Deck: A Modern-Day High Seas Adventure to the Far Side of the World

Written by:
Will Sofrin
Narrated by:
Jonathan Todd Ross

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2023
10 hours 17 minutes
A maritime adventure memoir that follows a crew of misfits hired to sail an eighteenth-century warship six thousand miles to Hollywood

In the late 1990s, Patrick O’Brian’s beloved, massively bestselling historical novel series was destined for film. With director Peter Weir and stars Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany signed on for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, there was only one problem: The Rose, the replica
eighteenth-century warship that filmmakers bought for the production, was in Newport, Rhode Island, two oceans and thousands of miles away from Hollywood.

Enter a ragtag crew of thirty oddballs and tall-ship fanatics, including author Will Sofrin, at the time a twenty-one-year-old wooden-boat builder and yacht racer looking for some direction in his life. Together, the crew embarked on an epic adventure, racing a ticking clock and fighting against Mother
Nature, and occasionally each other, to deliver the Rose, hopefully in one piece.

All Hands on Deck is Sofrin’s account of this unforgettable voyage. It’s a story of reinvention, of hard work on the high seas, of love, and of survival. The crew of the Rose effectively went back in time, brought to life the old ways of a forgotten world, and barely lived to tell the tale. All Hands on Deck is a
gripping story and a must-read for fans of O’Brian’s novels and the Academy Award–winning film adaptation.

This audiobook includes a supplemental PDF of maps, technical drawings, andphotographs.

This audiobook includes bonus downloadable content and an episode of The Lubber's Hole - A Patrick O'Brian Podcast featuring the author and Captain Bailey.
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Jeff A.

Narrator hard to listen to. Sounds like a furniture ad. Annoying pronunciations of 'a' and 'the'. Seems to have the wrong word for the bow sprit. Was the recording even reviewed by a sailor?

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