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dirtydawg84

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  • Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Roz Savage
    • Narrated By Roz Savage
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (87)

    In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean—alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents—both in the water and within herself. Crossing Earth’s largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us.

    Brandin says: "I only listened to 1/3, so maybe it gets better?"
    "Want to hear a great adventure,with a message too?"
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    She did IT! She did it and documented her adventure to boot! Roz's narrative give a huge bonus with this audiobook as well. Google the Pacific Ocean. That thing is huge! This woman is amazing! WOW! If you're an advocate or even curious about the plastic pollution and the ongoing problem with it in and on Earth's oceans, (and getting worse). LISTEN TO THIS audiobook. Give it to your friends and family too. Cheers to you Roz for your sharing and caring!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Islands, Oceans, and Dreams: The True Story of a Sailor's Seven Year Solo Voyage Around the World

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Michael Salvaneschi
    • Narrated By Andrew Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (52)

    Islands, Oceans, and Dreams is a true story of a man who, at the age of 33, began dreaming of voyaging with his wife to the South Pacific. He wasn't an adventurer or daring by nature, but he bought a boat and began learning the ways of the sea. Twenty years later, racked with the pain of divorce and still aching to live out his dream, he set off alone for Tahiti. After reaching French Polynesia, he continued cruising for seven years and wound up solo sailing around the world. Islands, Oceans, and Dreams takes the listener on that voyage.

    John S. says: "If you're into maritime adventure"
    "Cool adventure BUT!!"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is already written. If I were to change something it wouldn't be the same book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Islands, Oceans, and Dreams?

    When the whale surfaced next to him in the Med


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Rereading previous sentences.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Michael Salvaneschi’s life?

    Why his ex wife left him


    Any additional comments?

    I've listened to this book 3 times. I thought the 1st time I was being too critical about the author's mistakes and trials. Well, I wasn't. I sail as does my wife. I know the variable out there is dynamic, but jeez!! How many mistakes can a person make on such a passage? With thing constantly failing or breaking or the run ins with different persons ending in misunderstandings... I can't imagine how he made it through the complete passage with the storms and near misses. I titled the book "How not to circumnavigate the globe".

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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