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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
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    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"
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    Performance
    Story
    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

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