From the author of the forthcoming book, "Valiant Ambition," the riveting and critically acclaimed bestseller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, directed by Ron Howard, premiering on December 11, 2015
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson will star in a new film based on this National Book Award winning account of the true events behind "Moby Dick."
In 1820, the whaleship "Essex "was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. "In the Heart of the Sea" and now, its epic adaptation for the screen will forever place the "Essex "tragedy in the American historical canon.
"From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Nathaniel Philbrick is the "New York Times" bestselling author of" Sea of Glory" and" In the Heart of the Sea", for which he won the National Book Award.
Scott Brick first began narrating audiobooks in 2000, and after recording almost 400 titles in five years, "AudioFile" magazine named Brick a Golden Voice and one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy. He has read a number of titles in Frank Herbert s bestselling "Dune" series, and he won the 2003 Science Fiction Audie Award for "Dune: The Butlerian Jihad". Brick has narrated for many popular authors, including Michael Pollan, Joseph Finder, Tom Clancy, and Ayn Rand. He has also won over 40 "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and the "AudioFile" award for Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense 2011. In 2007, Brick was named "Publishers Weekly" s Narrator of the Year.
Brick has performed on film, television and radio. He appeared on stage throughout the United States in productions of "Cyrano, Hamlet, Macbeth" and other plays. In addition to his acting work, Brick choreographs fight sequences, and was a combatant in films including "Romeo and Juliet", "The Fantasticks" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights". He has also been hired by Morgan Freeman to write the screenplay adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke s "Rendezvous with Rama".