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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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    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.

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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


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    Wendy Hall 07-24-14
    Wendy Hall 07-24-14
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    "LIFE DOWN ON THE WATER"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Boating: A Life's Journey to be better than the print version?

    Both versions are good but I like audio books better because I can play when I am traveling.


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

    There was a book written around 1915 called "The Boy, Me and the Cat" by Henry Plummer that has stories about travels in the canals of the East Coast.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Picking order in the canal system


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

    LIFE AFLOAT


    Any additional comments?

    Liked the audio book and highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Williamson 07-15-14
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    "FOR THE LOVE OF WATER"
    What did you love best about Boating: A Life's Journey?

    I liked the stories told by the author about the places as he passed through them with his last boat.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories gave the areas he was telling about a personal touch. As when one visits a place and walks away with a story you would like to share with very one you meet.


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

    The author, since there were few others in the book.


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

    The story of the dealer ship, brought back all the bad feeling I got when we purchased our boat. We thought we were the only ones to go through that circus.


    Any additional comments?

    It was nice to have someone read the book to us , ENTERTAINING!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ed 07-10-14
    Ed 07-10-14
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    "WHAT DOES A TRUE BOATER DO"
    Would you listen to Boating: A Life's Journey again? Why?

    Sure, I probably missed a lot and there were many stories I would like to hear again


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

    When his first boat sank at the dock!


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

    He had a feeling for boating. I think be must also be a boater too!!


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

    The bridge etiquette. At first I did not believe the author but I have since been informed that that etiquette at bridges is TRUE.


    Any additional comments?

    I found the author has done many of the same things I have done in boating over the years. It was interesting to hear he dealt with the same problem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thelma King 06-23-14
    Thelma King 06-23-14
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    "TALE OF BUYING A BOAT FOR THE DITCH"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended this book to a few of our boating friends. One of them went through the same run around with his new boat!


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

    I liked then the author told his wife he was looking for that "boating paradise" and she said that she "never thought there was a paradise in boating let alone a boating paradise". It sounded like a conversation I have had with my husband!


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

    The narrator, he has a great voice. He gave it a down to earth read, matter of fact read. It sounded like I was having a conversation around the dinner table with the author.


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

    The book was entertaining for us because we are boaters.


    Any additional comments?

    It is going to be one of my favorite boating books.

    0 of 0 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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