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  • Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jillian B. Murphy, Dennis N. T. Perkins
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The iconic Sydney to Hobart Race, a 723-mile deepwater challenge - often called the “Everest” of offshore ocean racing - is considered one of the toughest in the world. Unpredictable weather and seas make each race demanding, but in 1998, an unexpected “weather bomb” hit the fleet, creating 80-foot waves and 100-mile-per-hour winds. Many bigger, better-equipped boats tried to maneuver around the storm, but the crew of the AFR Midnight Rambler chose to head directly into its path.

    HFPS says: "Caution- Extremely Addicting"
    "Caution- Extremely Addicting"
    What made the experience of listening to Into the Storm the most enjoyable?

    The writing is absolutely superb. From the very first words of the Preface, the writer's narrative swept me away into a story that made the book easy to follow, yet brought complex ideas exploding into 3D visual images in my mind.
    I think what impressed me the most was that this is a book I bought to help me professionally, (and oh, did it deliver!) yet it read like pleasure reading. Easy to absorb + hard hitting advice= AWESOME.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the real-life story illustrated the author's business strategies, making them easy to retain and apply.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    When you realize in hindsight that their teamwork strategies and preparation actually saved their lives... and are frozen, breathless, with the knowledge that otherwise they would almost certainly have been killed.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I ate breakfast and lunch in my car until the book was finished so that i could listen!

    Any additional comments?

    Buy it... but be prepared to eat lunch in your car. ;-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Unexpected Thriller"

    I'm not a fan of thrillers. This book was recommended to me and I was well into it before I realized I was terrified. Like the female characters in the book I became obsessed and couldn't stop. It's a tribute to the author's craft that I suffered through fear to get to the ending.
    And yet, I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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