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The Sinking of the Angie Piper

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Ed and his childhood friend Danny are gearing up in Kodiak, Alaska, preparing to join the Angie Piper’s crew for another season of crab fishing. Ed is a relative newcomer, but despite the perils of the trade, he sees no reason to fear for Danny’s safety. The Angie Piper has always been blessed. She has a stalwart captain, Fred, a crack engineer, Dave, and two time-tested p ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2017 by Coffeetown Press
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Kay
What a beautiful story. I feel messed up, full with emotions and don’t even know if can give a review that will do this book justice.
I wasn’t expecting to laugh and cry listening to this. I like sea stories and thought okay this will be a Wicked Tuna/ Deadliest Catch but it’ll sink...a thrilling adventure. What I got was friendship, brotherhood and courage (grabbing more Kleenex). My favorite book this year!
Amy Rogers
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A family vacation to Alaska is on my horizon later this summer, so it’s fitting that I read The Sinking of the Angie Piper by Chris Riley.

On that trip I think I’ll stick close to shore.

Riley, a Sacramento-based writer like myself, creates a richly textured backdrop of Alaskan fishing culture against which he tells the tale of the Angie Piper and her crew of commercial crab fishermen working the Gulf of Alaska in winter. Narrator Edward Thurman, a young but not novice member of the crew, has brou
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Beth
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was contacted by the author to give this read a fair and honest shake ...I enjoyed this read, so many on the edge of your sit kind of moments, suspense, and if you know anything about me, I am a true lover or anything mystery ...that is always my go-to-genre of style of book 1st off. I love mysteries, this is one book that had me so pleased, my kind of read. gotta sleep but don't wanna put it down moments too & I am new to this author, I can wait to see what Christian Riley will write in t ...more
William Jensen
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this a while back, but I'm just now getting around to writing my review. I liked this one so much, I bought a second copy for my father who grew up in Alaska and around the parts described in this book.

Chris Riley’s debut novel, The Sinking of the Angie Piper, is one of those books that hooks you from the start and doesn’t let go. What makes TSAP stand out is that while it could have been a simple but well written adventure tale of the sea, Riley makes it more a book about the human heart
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-to-review, 2017
I would give this book 4 1/2 stars

This is one intense book! You might have seen some of the reality TV shows about those that fish or crab in Alaska or that general area. This book brings the harsh reality of that what those men (and possibly women) endure in this profession.

But the book is about a little bit more than that. It is also about a relationship between Ed and Danny. While it takes awhile to really figure out what is wrong with Danny (mentally challenged), the relationship between the
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Aarti Patel
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This book is still yet to be published, but I received an Advance Review Copy from the author. I enjoyed the beginning of this book and learning about Alaska and the culture of crab fishing. It was also exciting to meet the characters and get involved in the unique challenge each one was facing by stepping on board the Angie Piper. The characters' personalities played well off one another. When the going got tough though, and the Angie Piper was en route to sinking (that's not a spoiler, it's ac ...more
Dave
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sinking of the Angie Piper is the debut novel by Chris Riley. The plot is based on the friendship between Ed and his childhood friend Danny who happens to have Down Syndrome. With Ed's urging, they decide to apply for a job to go crab fishing in the Gulf of Alaska. The author does a masterful job of illustrating the dangers of what can go wrong crabbing in Alaskan waters while telling a unique story about the capabilities as well as liabilities someone with Down Syndrome has. The author's gr ...more
Spenser Potter
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fantastic story. It was entertaining from start to finish.

The thing that stuck out the most for me was the characters. They were complex and tackled a variety of emotions and issues all of us can relate to at some point or another. Using a disability such as Down Syndrome and working it into a setting such as crabbing in the Alaskan waters is such an interesting combination that Riley wove together very well.

This book will keep your attention all the way to the end, without the need f
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Gmr
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A wild, exciting adventure upon the high seas, full of danger, hardships, and uncertainty... but also triumphs, self realizations, and hope. The crew is a memorable collection of personalities, but the way they come together when all heck breaks loose, will steal your breath and stir your heart. Definite top pick for adventure seekers, both of the armchair and real life varieties.
Sherry Riley
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story! A beautiful book about forgiveness and second chances. A must read for everyone. I would highly recommend this book!
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Chris Riley lives near Sacramento, California, vowing one day to move back to the Pacific Northwest. In the meantime, he teaches special education, writes awesome stories, and hides from the blasting heat for six months out of the year. He has had dozens of short stories published in various magazines and anthologies, and across various genres. Chris is represented by Mark Gottlieb of Trident Medi ...more
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