Overall rating and opinion of "drift" by Charlie Sheldon

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Overall rating and opinion of "drift" by Charlie Sheldon

Post by gali » 31 Mar 2019, 22:56

This is a discussion topic for the April 2019 Book of the Month, Adrift by Charlie Sheldon.

What is your overall opinion of the book? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not?

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 01 Apr 2019, 03:46

I loved reading this book because it showed what occured while William and the other crew were adrift at sea. I enjoyed following Larry and the claim on the Express. I also enjoyed Myra's faith on whether her father would be found alive. I rated the book 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Renu G » 01 Apr 2019, 05:30

I found the book inspiring and captivating. The courage and team spirit displayed by the sailors is what I liked the most. What I disliked most is how Larry and Louise compete with the owner’s tugs and manage to steal the ship. I have rated it 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Kibetious » 01 Apr 2019, 06:11

I liked the book right from the first page. At the start I never knew what the story would be all about or how the other characters from 'Strong Heart' would be coming. It reached a point where it was easy to follow it through and I kept turning page after page. I had to rate this 4 out of 4 stars.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 01 Apr 2019, 08:36

I rated it 3 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed seeing what came next after having read Strong Heart. The author's storytelling abilities are excellent. Myra and Sarah's spirituality comes through even stronger in "Adrift."
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Post by Ana Megrelishvili » 01 Apr 2019, 10:17

I love the sea, the ocean and I love reading about adventures. Only a glimpse at the cover was enough for me to put this book in my bucket list.

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Post by Nerea » 01 Apr 2019, 12:15

The adventure in the wilderness is breathtaking. I also liked how the author balanced the narration for the characters at sea and those in dry land. The themes are incredible as well. Though the cursing words featured in the narrative didn't appeal to me and the misconception about the Holy Spirit. I'm yet to post my review, but I rate the book a 4 out of 4 stars. The author is a good storyteller and he uses simple, clear, and easy to understand language.
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Post by Charlyt » 02 Apr 2019, 00:08

I rated the book 4 out 4 stars. I think the way the author told the story was captivating and I even forgot that is was the 2nd book of a series. I felt symptathy for the characters, and I like that a single incident had a big impact on a number of people and I thought the author was able to tell their story really well.
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Post by Ava973 » 02 Apr 2019, 14:09

I really did enjoy this book. It had a different approach to the thriller genre than i'm used to. It had a close attention to detail that kept me engaged throughout. I would definitely recommend this to people who enjoy a good story with lots of twists and turns.

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Post by evraealtana » 02 Apr 2019, 20:17

I rated it 3 out of 4. I wasn't enchanted, but the story was compelling enough. I thought the ending was a little bit far-fetched, but it made a nice, clean ending for a fictional story. It would have been nice to have more side stories and arcs to the plot; aside from Sarah's past and Jimmie's health situation, there wasn't much in the story that wasn't directly to do with the claim mission on the ship.

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 02 Apr 2019, 23:34

Ana Megrelishvili wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 10:17
I love the sea, the ocean and I love reading about adventures. Only a glimpse at the cover was enough for me to put this book in my bucket list.
My same reasons for adding this book to my TBR list. Seems like it has an impeccable editing as well, which adds to the smoothness and enjoyment of reading.

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Post by Kibetious » 03 Apr 2019, 07:44

Charlyt wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 00:08
I rated the book 4 out 4 stars. I think the way the author told the story was captivating and I even forgot that is was the 2nd book of a series. I felt symptathy for the characters, and I like that a single incident had a big impact on a number of people and I thought the author was able to tell their story really well.
The impact was far-reaching indeed. I was delighted by how friends and family could pull together during such times just to offer comfort to those who had been affected. The characters were well-developed too.
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Post by vishu » 03 Apr 2019, 12:05

The book was a simple read to me. It was inspiring at times, like when the crew was out in the sea, but it was nothing extra ordinary to me. Though, the author's writing style is very polished. The characters, while well written, weren't relatable for me. The editing certainly uplifted the book. I rated the book 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Brandy C » 03 Apr 2019, 14:20

I downloaded this book and read sample pages when it was the book of the day. I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did! After the first few pages, I knew I would finish this book. The story is very compelling and simply written. The aspect I enjoyed the most was the unfathomable human spirit. When faced with insurmountable odds the human spirit always shines through. The only aspect that gave me pause was some of the vocabularies used for sailing. My overall opinion is a 4 out of 4 stars . The story was action-filled, relatable and suspenseful. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read.
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Post by Echo Haapala » 03 Apr 2019, 19:23

I really liked this book. There was a lot going on but I think the author did a great job with the overall flow. I also really liked how the story was told through multiple point of views. It kept the book fresh and exciting. I would definitely recommend this book to others.

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