"A Speck in the Sea is a terrific read-harrowing and inspiring at the same time. In the end it's a moving testament both to our individual will to survive and to our collective will to come to the aid of others in distress. I couldn't put it down."
—Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat, -
"Sometimes being a hero means just hanging on and having faith--which is exactly what John Aldridge and Anthony Sosinski did on July 24, 2013. This is an amazing tale of survival, family, community, and friendship from two true American originals."
—Paul Tough, New York Magazine, -
"A robust portrait of working-class Montauk, the Long Island community... richly detailed."
—Kirkus Review, -
"This absolutely riveting book follows the increasingly desperate (and, at times, disorganized) rescue efforts as well as Aldridge's own odyssey (How does a man facing near-certain death keep himself believing he might survive?)... the book is... captivating."
"A rich backstory-including complicated personal lives and deep family histories-adds depth to this page turner."
—Publishers Weekly, -
"A Speck in the Sea is not just about a man lost in the Atlantic. It's an inspiring story of hope, strength, and the love people have for their community. In this tale of heroism and survival, readers will find pieces of themselves and the people they love as they see a family and community brought together."
—Dan's Papers, -
—The East Hampton Star