In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean—alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents—both in the water and within herself.
Crossing Earth’s largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us. She shares tales of the ups and downs of her voyage across the waves, while offering insights on how to find happiness through a meaningful and rewarding life.
©2013 Roz Savage (P)2013 Audible Inc.
"[Savage's] British accent adds a personal touch to her account of the joys and challenges of undertaking such a big trip. This first-person account displays her intimate maritime knowledge, as conveyed in the technical details of her trip." (AudioFile)
Narration is OK. I've heard some god awful narration so i couldn't put it in the 1 or 2 stars with that category of "unlistenable". Still, the narration was just ok.
Story really belongs in a much shorter book. I'm sure the story is actually very very good - but she draws it out with detailed accounts of things that we just don't care about hearing. There's a constant refrain about how she likes to eat clean & is forced to eat things she doesn't want to eat. It's exhausting to listen to mundane comments about how you don't like a certain type of food. I feel like I'm at my friend's house & her 5 year old is protesting that night's dinner.
Seriously, I have to believe this story gets better - but I can't make it through a minute longer.
I will, it's storytelling at its best!
I listened almost 3 hours thinking it was an professional voice talent reading the book, not Roz. She is amazing!
She weaves in motivation, hope, love and knowledge with a fantastic story!
If you are a woman, you will love this woman.
It was narrated by the author - you just experience it on a deeper level if its read by the person who experiences it first hand!
Too many!! - Two guys on plastic raft- The helicopter rescue- Over all sense and experience being in the middle of nowhere - loved it.
The general&over all amount of help / money and love produced by strangers to help Roz achieve her goals. It just shows you that if you put yourself out there, in a sincere and honest way, you will never find yourself to be alone.
On my all time favorites list. This is a remarkable story told wonderfully. Beautifully written and read. Enjoyed every line. A truly inspirational womans story.
The purpose of her challenge never left the story.
Never felt like she was reading. Rather storytelling. Superb.
There is a line in the book ...something like. ...average woman does extraordinary thing...
I loved her introspection and honesty .. She transported me via her words out onto the deep ,fragil world of the open ocean ...
Ros is my hero and someone to learn from
No But I will !
Perservance and my small supposedly inconsequential decisions are not inconsequential at all in fact its all we really do have control of !
I found the saying "war will end when the Power of Love is greater than the Love of Power " attributed to Jim Hendrix .... Unforgetable !!
I want to know Where Ros will be talking next !
I am a listener not a reader.
Loved her voice-how she worded all her thoughts in the book and what a journey both physically and mentally.
Anybody that holds the enviro-nut job flag for Al Gore and then pushes, no forces it down your throat leaves me wanting. This book preaches an agenda that we now know to be based on the made up story once called global warming. Al's movie that Roz uses as her base of scientific evidence has been so discredited that in England it requires a notice to this fact if shown to the public.
If your looking for that kind of book this is it. If like me you wanted a book of adventure and "ocean rowing", this is not it...
No, just from this author.
The voice was nice.
"An incredible journey"
A very well narrated reading of Roz's incredible tale. Her very honest and humble recounting of the journey almost makes rowing solo across the Pacific sound easy! A highly recommended listen for anyone interested in Adventure / Environmentalism.
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