Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story

Written by:
Carol Shaben
Narrated by:
Tiffany Morgan

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2013
10 hours 0 minutes
Read the 'gripping and emotionally affecting' book where four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to (Washington Post).

On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he was escorting to face charges. Despite the poor weather, Erik Vogel, the 24-year-old pilot, was under intense pressure to fly. Larry Shaben, the author's father and Canada's first Muslim Cabinet Minister, was commuting home after a busy week at the Alberta Legislature. Constable Scott Deschamps was escorting Paul Archambault, a drifter wanted on an outstanding warrant. Against regulations, Archambault's handcuffs were removed-a decision that would profoundly impact the men's survival.

As the men fight through the night to stay alive, the dividing lines of power, wealth, and status are erased, and each man is forced to confront the precious and limited nature of his existence.
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Susan M.

Great story telling and great narration!

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Very unnatural style. Odd inflections and sometimes sounds like a robot.

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Michael T.

Well, I confess I only listened to the first 3 hours. It was tedious. I guess to make it novel length, there has to be some filler. I grew bored. I will say the author was very detail oriented. She included a lot of background story. She is intimately tied to one of the characters and it shows in the writing.

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Lucille C.

The story is very interesting and well written. The style of the narrator made me wish I had bought it hard copy. She has a staccato style, hesitating after multiple words in a sentence. Also uses vocal Inflections to raise her voice with prepositions and in the middle of sentences making it sound like they are questions rather than statements. I found this so distracting it greatly took away from the story snd I couldn't wait to be done. The interest of the story kept me from giving up and painfully making my way through it. Will be sure not to purchase any other audiobooks that she has narrated.

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can't get into the book the narrator is just to choppy

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