Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

ALONE: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard…

ALONE: Orphaned on the Ocean (edition 2010)

by Richard Logan, Tere Duperrault Fassbender

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
541218,071 (3.19)None
Title:ALONE: Orphaned on the Ocean
Authors:Richard Logan
Other authors:Tere Duperrault Fassbender
Info:Titletown Publishing, LLC (2010), Hardcover, 208 pages
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:Crime - True, Nonfiction

Work details

Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean by Richard Logan



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

This book is worth reading for the story alone. I couldn't help but admire Tere/Terry, and I was fascinated by the description of Julian Harvey -- a psychopath who was very, very good at putting on a normal facade. However, I don't think the book was well-written. I mean, it wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I found the writing amateurish and repetitive -- I lost count of how many times the author reminded us that Harvey was a war hero.

I would still recommend this book, in spite of the way it was written, simply for the fascinating tale it tells. ( )
  meggyweg | Feb 8, 2012 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0982000979, Hardcover)

Terry Jo Duperrault was 11 when her family was murdered at sea aboard a chartered sailboat off the coast of Florida. She jumped overboard just in time to escape. Surviving four days on a cork float in the middle of the ocean, Terry Jo's rescue pictures graced LIFE Magazine soon after she was found.

This is the first time Terry Jo, now known as Tere Duperrault Fassbender, has been able to fully tell her story. In September 1988 Oprah Winfrey reunited her with the freighter captain who saved her but, even then, she was not healed enough to reveal what it took to survive for four days adrift and alone at sea.

Co-authored by psychologist and survival expert Richard Logan, readers delve into the details of how a little girl survived the murder of her family; the gradual collapse of the small cork float she used to keep afloat while guarded by a small pod of whales; and the aftermath and the reclamation of life.

ALONE is the ultimate inspirational tale of good.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:07 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

Co-authored by a renowned psychologist and survival expert, this book delves into the details of how a little girl survived the at-sea murder of her family; the pod of whales who guarded her; and the aftermath and the recapturing of life.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
13 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (3.19)
2 2
2.5 1
3 5
3.5 2
4 2
5 1

Tantor Media

An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,453,695 books! | Top bar: Always visible