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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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    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.

    1 of 1 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

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 02-10-14
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2009
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    "This book is a keeper"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Kimmel's writing makes you feel like you are along with him as he explores the Southern US and the Caribbean while boating. You get to be with him to enjoy success and you feel for him as the mechanical failures keep happening.He describes the costs associated with boating which sound unpredictable. Boats cost too much, require a lot of repair, can strand you almost anywhere and bring a tear to your eye when they sink.

    He writes that the happiest day for a boater is when you buy a new boat and the second happiest day is when you sell it. After listening to the book, I believe the author would do it all over in a heartbeat. The boat repair business sounds like a industry designed to allow the repairer to profit at a boat owners great expense. The repairers seem to promise prompt service and then do not deliver it. At one point the author measures the speed of a repair based on how many times the repairers eyes blink.If you like boating then you expect the pitfalls.

    Dr. Kimmel describes each stop on his journey. A true boater sticks with his plan and the author does that and enjoys the fruits of his efforts. I feel like I am richer for what I now know about places I will never likely see. I never expected that I would listen to a book like this one but I began it because of the Narrator, Joshua Bennington. I have listened to his work on the book Adjuster Stories and he has the perfect voice to keep your interest. He did not disappoint me and I look forward to listening to him again.


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    In a word---" Everything"


    Any additional comments?

    Take a chance like I did and you will enjoy the journey.

    1 of 1 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
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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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    Scott DeMayo 08-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "worst performance EVER!! I think a robot read it,"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    extremely monotone!!! the narrator needs to find another line of work!!
    The contents were ok-to-good, if it weren't for my love of boats it could be a little boring


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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