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Amazing Sailing Stories: True Adventures from the High Seas | [Dick Durham]

Amazing Sailing Stories: True Adventures from the High Seas

Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.
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Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.

©2011 Dick Durham (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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    Matthew DENVER, CO, United States 03-22-14
    Matthew DENVER, CO, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hours of factual unemotional stories"
    What would have made Amazing Sailing Stories better?

    The stories are interesting but lack details which make them engaging. Hours of Hodson reading what seem like newspaper articles- factual, informational, but ultimately droning.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Auckland, New Zealand 11-20-13
    Lisa Auckland, New Zealand 11-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "More summaries than stories"

    Some potential great stories, but they're so brief you might as well be reading the blurb on the back cover - or that's how it seemed to me. Even Shackleton's incredible epic journey gets turned into a short and not very impressive story which I wouldn't have thought possible.
    I love amazing sailing stories, but amazing story summaries are not the same thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Juan Albuquerque, NM USA 09-11-12
    Ron Juan Albuquerque, NM USA 09-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Easy Armchair Listening"
    Where does Amazing Sailing Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A diverse compilation of excerpts, short stories and old magazine articles, the book takes you along many diverse themes in the nautical world. This book will be enjoyed by anyone who has sailed or wishes to sail.


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

    Steve Hodson's reading imparts drama and often times the irony more effectively than if read by yourself.


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

    The wide range of stories will make you laugh, gasp and just shake your head in understanding of just how unpredictable sailing can be.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Chittaway bay, Australia 08-13-12
    Paul Chittaway bay, Australia 08-13-12
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    "Excellent amazing sailing stories"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, very entertaining and interesting stories which are very well read and written


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The fact these are true stories, I have read other books from some of the survivors and can vouch for the authenticity in this one.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing really, it is very well done.


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

    Yes, some of these are incredible stories and as a sailor I could relate very well.


    Any additional comments?

    Could not move easily or quickly between chapters. I think this is a shortfall of the Audible software installed on my Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT. It is a serious issue that should be fixed.
    An excellent book and no need to be a sailor to enjoy the incredible stories.
    I recomend it to anyone interested in the seas or sailing or those who enjoy true stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kriss Tustin, CA, United States 08-30-12
    kriss Tustin, CA, United States 08-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "good stories, production didn't work on iPhone"
    What didn’t you like about Steve Hodson’s performance?

    There were little pauses between stories and could not tell when one story stopped and next began.


    Any additional comments?

    iPhone would stop and go constantly, many times had to do a manual restart play from iPhone.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Louise
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    3/15/12
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    "Gripping!"

    Life is stranger than fiction! If you love sailing & being out on the water there are some incredible true stories in this audio book so dramatically read, really kept me gripped. Some chilling 'Dead Calm' moments, I even had to re-wind several times to hear the details again. I loved the true story about the fight between a giant squid & a whale so graphic & visual. It's a wonderful selection of tales from old clipper ships, modern day racing yachts & lone eccentrics who took to the sea with no experience. I highly recommend it found it inspiring & moving. I might even build a ship & set sail soon across the oceans soon!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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