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Boating: A Life's Journey | [Terry Kimmel]

Boating: A Life's Journey

This audiobook is a delightful light-hearted tale about boating. It is the memoir of a lifelong boater, written from the perspective of a person who has not made a living at sea but is just there because he enjoys being on the water. The audiobook has stories about his pets on board and about the people he meets traveling the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterways (GIWW). He traveled extensively for 10 years in a Grand Banks trawler. This journey has been just part of his lifelong boating adventures seeking that elusive boating paradise.
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is a delightful light-hearted tale about boating. It is the memoir of a lifelong boater, written from the perspective of a person who has not made a living at sea but is just there because he enjoys being on the water. The audiobook has stories about his pets on board and about the people he meets traveling the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterways (GIWW). He traveled extensively for 10 years in a Grand Banks trawler. This journey has been just part of his lifelong boating adventures seeking that elusive boating paradise.

©2012 Terry Victor Kimmel (P)2013 Terry Victor Kimmel

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    Bruce B. 05-27-15
    Bruce B. 05-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well written but"

    They could have chosen a better narrator. This guy needs to find another line of work. The story was written well though.

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    Fonce Soul Studio Wilmington, NC 05-12-15
    Fonce Soul Studio Wilmington, NC 05-12-15 Member Since 2014

    ClownShoes

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    "Great stories and sailing queues"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend the book but not the audiobook. The narrator distroys this one. If I wasn't so interested in the genre, I would've returned this one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boating: A Life's Journey?

    Being that I'm from Wilmington, NC. Listening to his travels through our area was easy to identify with.


    What didn’t you like about Joshua Bennington’s performance?

    This narrator sounds like a drunken commercial reader. He reads in short bursts with announcer like inflection. It seems that he gave up on the job about half way through. He made this purchase a regret. At least now, I know not to purchase a book read by him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How to perfect your hole in the water.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dorthy 10-20-14
    Dorthy 10-20-14
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    "Not Just Another Boating Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already told some of my boating friends about the book. The stories are too real and bring back memories of our time on the water.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boating: A Life's Journey?

    It had a sad ending when the author had to sell his love. And not just to buy another one but to get out of boating.


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    Joshua Bennington must be a boater because he talks a lot like the people I meet down at my boat. I don't know if the author asked him to read that way but he sounds different in some of the other books I have heard done by him.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a definite must for any one who loves water sports.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 10-20-14
    Ann 10-20-14
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    "BOATING MEMOIRS"
    What made the experience of listening to Boating: A Life's Journey the most enjoyable?

    I FELT THAT I WAS LISTENING TO A FELLOW BOATER WHO HAS GONE THROUGH SOME OF THE SAME PROBLEMS AND ADVENTURES THAT I HAVE LIVED THROUGH. VERY ENTERTAINING.


    What other book might you compare Boating: A Life's Journey to and why?

    "FLY:NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST" BY TERRY REECE BECAUSE THAT BOOK WAS ALSO DONE BY JOSHUA BENNINGTON BUT IT WAS ABOUT A PILOTS MEMOIRS.


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    JOSHUA BENNINGTONS PERFORMANCE GAVE THIS BOOK A DOWN HOME TONE.


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

    OH YES, I WANT TO VISIT SOME OF THE SAME PLACED AND THEN LISTEN AGAIN TO DR. KIMMELS STORY ABOUT THE AREA


    Any additional comments?

    I RECOMMEND BOTH THE AUDIO BOOK AND THE PAPER BACK

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 09-28-14
    Barbara 09-28-14
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    "ANOTHER ICW STORY BUT WITH A TWIST"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Boating: A Life's Journey to be better than the print version?

    Both versions are good but the audio version felt like I was talking to the author at the dock.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the audio book very much and would recommend it to anyone who has a love of the water.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 09-21-14
    Sally 09-21-14
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    "Boating a Life's Journey"
    If you could sum up Boating: A Life's Journey in three words, what would they be?

    BOATS AND MORE BOATS


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boating: A Life's Journey?

    I liked when the author reminisced about the way boating was only a few years back and how this or that has changed


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

    The narrator gave the audio book a conversational tone, all most like you were talking to the author and he was telling you his story down at the dock


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

    The story of the purchase of authors ideal boat and his dealing with the boat dealership. This must happen to a lot of boat buyers because it also happened to us


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a boater or like being on the water this book will entertain you and give you a smile

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma 09-20-14
    Norma 09-20-14
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    "A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE DITCH"
    Where does Boating: A Life's Journey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    BOATING: A LIFE'S JOURNEY RANKS HIGH AMOUNG THE AUDIO BOOKS I HAVE LISTENED TO. IT WAS DONE IN A DIFFERENT STYLE. A MORE CONVERSATIONAL MANNER, BUT I LIKED IT


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    TERRY KIMMEL WAS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER SINCE THE THE BOOK CIRCLED AROUND HIM


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

    I DON'T KNOW WHO'S IDEA IT WAS TO READ THE BOOK IN A CASUAL MANNER BUT IT WAS A NICE CHANGE FROM THE STIFF FORMAL MANNER SOME OF THE AUDIO BOOKS HAVE


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

    IT WAS A BOOK WE LISTEN TO NON-STOP WHILE ON A TRIP WITH OUR BOAT


    Any additional comments?

    NICE STORY, LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT OTHER BOATING ADVENTURES

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katie 09-17-14
    Katie 09-17-14
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    "Enjoyable boating stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Boating: A Life's Journey to be better than the print version?

    the audio version was good and i liked that i could hear it while i was driving but the printed book was just as good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the narrator


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the story about his first boat and his adventures in that boat. all beginning boaters make mistakes, this author just admitted to his


    Any additional comments?

    entertaining book, read by a down home narrator gave the book more of a conversational feel

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 09-05-14
    Lisa 09-05-14
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    "Traveling the ICW over the years"
    Where does Boating: A Life's Journey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a good audio book but certainly not the best I have ever heard. What I liked about the narration was that it did not sound like a professional announcer but a real person.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boating: A Life's Journey?

    I liked when the author leaves the ICW and takes us for a ride to some of the out of the way places he has visited.


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

    Joshua Bennington tells the story like I believe the author would be telling the story down at the dock to one of his friends.


    Any additional comments?

    A boaters book! Believable boating book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 09-01-14
    Tina 09-01-14
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    "CRUISING THE ICW"
    What made the experience of listening to Boating: A Life's Journey the most enjoyable?

    My wife and I listened to the book together. That was something we had never done before. We had always read a book and then talked about what we had read. Doing the book together was a lot of fun. The narrator was clear and the story was easy to follow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boating: A Life's Journey?

    I liked when the author told about the rules of the road when in the ICW. Very true and very funny.


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

    There were no characters but the author. It was a memoirs book told in the first person.


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

    I like the story of the authors first boat and how it was towed into a Coast Guard Station and then his father told him, he could always get another one!


    Any additional comments?

    Another ICW book with a little different slant about his voyages in and out of the ICW. A different perspective of cruising with a lot of reminiscing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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