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Nights of Ice: True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  126 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Collected for the first time in Nights of Ice, these eight true stories recount the harrowing ordeals of those who haul fish aboard Alaskan fishing vessels. As workers in one of the world's most dangerous - and lucrative - professions, the crewmen in Nights of Ice face a constant onslaught of roaring waves, stories-high swells, and life-stealing ice. Within seconds, a ...more
Hardcover, 206 pages
Published December 31st 1997 by St. Martin's Press (first published August 1st 1997)
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Clare
Apr 08, 2008 Clare rated it really liked it
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What a rush! If you are a fan of the show "Deadliest Catch", then you will definitely enjoy this book. It was written a few years before the show aired and it gave me my first glimpse into the life of an Alaskan crab fisherman. As one of the men in the book said (and I'm paraphrasing because I do not have the book in front of me), "You can make alot of money...if you live". One seaman had to use his head as a battering ram to escape his sinking ship. Even escaping a ship is no guarantee of ...more
Roger Weston
Nov 12, 2011 Roger Weston rated it it was amazing
These amazing true stories rip along like a jet boat at the brink of doom. They show us something of the amazing tenacity of the human spirit and even of miracles. If you crave Alaskan adventure stories, you might also try The Golden Catch, a thriller/adventure novel where the action unfolds in the stormy Aleutians.

--Roger Weston, author of The Golden Catch
Melinda
Sep 04, 2016 Melinda rated it really liked it
interesting though frequently profane tales of survival in extreme danger and freezing temperatures.
Chris Seals
Sep 02, 2013 Chris Seals rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book didn't disappoint me with Spike Walker's style of writing. I enjoyed it a lot, but it wasn't as long as his other books, so it seemed I got through it faster than I wanted, and there was no more left. Guess I need another Spike Walker....
SouthWestZippy
Jan 17, 2016 SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing
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A collection of 8 short stories about survival and tragedy in the cold waters of Alaska. I just could not put this book down, read it in one day.
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