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Ron Juan

Albuquerque, NM USA | Member Since 2011

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  • Amazing Sailing Stories: True Adventures from the High Seas

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dick Durham
    • Narrated By Steve Hodson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.

    Matthew says: "Hours of factual unemotional stories"
    "Easy Armchair Listening"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Amazing Sailing Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A diverse compilation of excerpts, short stories and old magazine articles, the book takes you along many diverse themes in the nautical world. This book will be enjoyed by anyone who has sailed or wishes to sail.


    What does Steve Hodson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Steve Hodson's reading imparts drama and often times the irony more effectively than if read by yourself.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The wide range of stories will make you laugh, gasp and just shake your head in understanding of just how unpredictable sailing can be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Godforsaken Sea

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Derek Lundy
    • Narrated By Michael Tezla
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    The Vendée Globe, a grueling four-month sail around the world, traveling through the wild waters of the Southern Ocean, is the most demanding and dangerous sailing race on the planet. In November 1996, 14 men and 2 women competitors set out on this ultimate human endeavor. Godforsaken Sea chronicles their solitary battles to stay alive against 6-story waves, bone-chilling cold, ice-laden seas, and their own physical and mental limitations.

    R. Barton says: "Race or survival"
    "Human competition and the edge of sanity."
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Godforsaken Sea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This high action, high risk narrative is among the best audio books I've listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The profiles and personal interviews with the participants as it painted the picture of who these people are and what motivates them to race the Vendee Globe, unquestionably the most difficult sailboat race in the world.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Tezla’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The account of how difficult a rescue was in the Southern Ocean and how fellow racers would not question their obligation to help a fellow sailor in distress.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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