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Walking on Water Audiobook

Walking on Water: A Voyage Around Britain and Through Life

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Publisher's Summary

On 5 September 1984, 18-year-old Geoff Holt dived into an idyllic tropical sea and his life changed forever. A broken neck cut short a promising career as a yachtsman and left him paralysed, with his horizons reduced to an uncertain future in a wheelchair. On 5 September 2007, after a journey of 109 days and 1,445 miles, Geoff Holt crossed the finish line in the Solent and reached the summit of his Personal Everest: the first quadriplegic yachtsman to sail single-handed around Great Britain.

Walking on Water is Geoff’s very personal story of his life before and after the accident: how he learned to live with his disability, how he achieved remarkable success in spite of it and, in particular, how he rediscovered the sea and helped to promote sailing opportunities for disabled people. It is also the story of how he conceived, organised and completed the dangerous and demanding Personal Everest voyage. Moving, uplifting and written with humour, it is above all a journey through a remarkable life – a powerful affirmation of the potential of the human spirit.

This audio edition includes a very special introduction by the author Geoff Holt.

©2008 Geoff Holt (P)2010 Personal Everest Ltd

What the Critics Say

"We are humans – we push at limits ... This is a story that will excite admiration from all sailors, disabled or otherwise." (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston)

"Beautifully written and honest" (Dame Ellen MacArthur)

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  • Amy
    SydneyUnited Kingdom
    12/23/10
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    "Inspirational"

    One of the best autobiographies I have ever read.

    His voyage was an incredible feat of determination not only to complete but in his determination to overcome his disability and lead a normal life. It deserves to be a bestseller.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dean
    Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    5/25/11
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    "Inspirational"

    I wanted to write a two word review but it wouldn't let me but this is inspirational brilliance. Perhaps I did it after all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    London, United Kingdom
    3/3/11
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    "A really inspiring listening"

    The mind boggles at how challenging life might be for Geoff Holt. And yet, Geoff is living proof of just how much you can achieve when you set your mind to it. A really inspiring listen, one to give you a great big kick up the backside and enjoy the life we have!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Donna
    Askam-in-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom
    2/1/11
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    "This was so good I listened to it in one day."

    Geeoff Holt's attitude to his quadriplegia is amazing. This book is extremely well-written and I would unreservedly recommend it to anyone as a very inspiring and excellent listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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