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Paperback Untamed Seas: One Woman's True Story of Shipwreck and Survival Book

ISBN: 0618127275

ISBN13: 9780618127276

Untamed Seas: One Woman's True Story of Shipwreck and Survival

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One late autumn day in 1982, the fifty-eight-foot yacht TRASHMAN set sail on a routine trip from Annapolis to Florida, with Deborah Scaling and four others aboard. When the boat sailed into a seventy-knot gale, it went down quickly, leaving the crew adrift in the Atlantic in a rubber dinghy that was quickly surrounded by sharks. Five harrowing days and nights later, when a Russian freighter finally came to their rescue, only two crew members remained...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Amazing book

A real hero and an inspiration. I would have given up. Courage and class!A great read, you will be gripped!

loved it

I read this book in two sittings, some parts I was almost too scared to keep reading. The part where they tip over the boat to rinse out all the crap from Meg's leg (bloody infection stuff) and they can't tip it back and the sharks are surely going to smell all that in the water...I almost died just reading it. After reading this I had some burning questions about a lot of things I went to her website and emailed her. She was sooo nice, answered all my questions. Don't read this on the beach or even in the tub!

Not just for sailors!

Deborah Scaling Kiley spoke at a meeting for battered women that I was attending. She spoke of the abuse she had suffered as a child at the hands of a heartless step-father who is now a politician, and her survival from that. Then she proceeded to tell us the story in this book. Hearing her speak of the hideous horrors she had to endure, and then reading them in this book inspired me to be a survivor, not a victim. She now speaks about being a survivor, and is very well spoken. When reading her book, it helps to know that this woman really has CHOSEN to become a survior, and she is an inspiration to all women.


This book was absolutely amazing. It describes very accurately a first-hand account of 5 strangers being trapped at sea. I picked up the book one night around 6PM; five hours later, I was at the back cover (when I should have been studying for a test). The book is a THRILLER that will keep you wanting to read more and more. I had the privilege of meeting Ms. Scaling Kiley, and I would have to say that she is just as nice as the book is excellent. It's a must have.

Awsomely written thriller

This book was an awsome book that was so thrilling i read it in two days. It's not like other books such as In the heart of the sea or knockdown or the perfect storm because those books go into a lot of background details which can be extremely boring. This book doesn't do that because it is a first hand account so there is no maybes or this probobly happened or any of that stuff. It was very exiting yet sad to sea the affects of what happened on people and their lives. I thought it was will you.
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