At middle age, Herb and Nancy Payson decided they needed a change. Why not give up life on shore, quit their jobs in the smoky nightclubs of Los Angeles, and take up the cruising life? In Sea Foam, their 36-foot ketch, the Paysons and their large brood of teenage children cruised the Pacific for six and a half years. They experienced a certain amount of stark terror, but their delights far outbalanced the drawbacks. This special 35th anniversary edition is enhanced with a foreword by Lin Pardey, plus Herb's reflections on how cruising affected his children and his relationship with his determined, lifelong partner/wife Nancy.
From Beethoven's connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain. What jewelry metal is prohibited in some European countries? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? How can a cockroach be removed from a human ear? The quirky information offered incorporates scientific savvy, practical advice, and amusing anecdotes.
"Interesting facts, but the narrator's lacking"
The lure of paradise was unmistakable, and Bill Butler was on a quest to find it with his wife Simonne-riding the Pacific currents on their sloop. In this powerful account of their 66-day odyssey, Butler tells a gritty, harrowing tale of their battles against nature, despair, and their own demons. He reveals how he and Simonne found the strength to survive despite the ravages of hunger, storms, and sharks. Based on Butler's faithful log entries, 66 Days Adrift is both a chilling cautionary tale for sailors with big ideas and an inspiring story of love, faith, and survival against long odds.
"Excellent story and well narrated"
When I close my eyes and block out the horrors going on around me, and ignore the aches and pains on every inch of my body, I can still hear the cheers of the audience as I'm lifted into the air by my teammates. For those few brief moments, as I remember toppling from the top of the pyramid, I feel like I'm flying. I'm free and nothing can hurt me. But I'm wrong. How long will it take before they stop missing me, stop looking, before I am forgotten about? A month? A year? I'm no longer a person. I'm a commodity.
"audio keeps stopping, not working right.."
The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn.
"A Beautiful Blend of Voice and Story"
Katrina Alexander's bland life has her wondering if she'll ever find the true love she's spent her life hoping for. With no current prospects, and a boring job, she's just about given up. Running into her high school sweetheart at her ten year high school reunion has her wondering if maybe she'd met him long ago.
As the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 is observed in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, one of its most important artifacts sits relatively intact and unknown in England. The USS Chesapeake was launched in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1799, and captured by the British in one of the most storied naval battles of the War of 1812. Though broken up in Portsmouth, England in 1819, she endures more than any of the other American warships of her day.
Messi's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Messi so much. From family to soccer to the future, all you need to know about Lionel Messi is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Lionel Messi's life. This audiobook also includes all of Lionel Messi's statistics.
Outreach is a motivational, biblical, and inspiring scriptural approach to reaching out to others. This is our biblical mandate, but sometimes we need a holy nudge.
Beth Wilmington, the cute blonde hostess from the coffee shop, is unlike the women CEO Gabriel Reynolds usually "dates". There is something about her that compels him to keep going back there, despite the vile tasting coffee they serve. Desperate to know more about her, he jumps at the opportunity to give her a job when it presents itself.
The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and two Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Awards . 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny marvel of whiz-bang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard-boiled PI.
"A MODERN DAY NERO WOLFE"
Special agent, Colin Almond, has a problem - or four - in the form of abandoned meowing kittens on his doorstep. When he tries to drop them off at the animal shelter he finds shelter worker Gabriella Simons is less than accommodating. She flat out refuses to take his annoying bundles of joy. Colin isn't used to not getting what he wants and after meeting the feisty shelter worker he decides what he wants: her. Even if it means he becomes a pet owner in the process.
A lifelong waterman, Jack London (1876-1916) left behind a rich store of bold and beautiful prose depicting life upon the sea, under sail, and in step with wild, often perilous, nature. Featuring an extended Introductory essay by author and sailor Edward Renehan, Make Westing presents the very best of London's nautical prose in one volume for the very first time.
Most people are aware of his amazing talents on the field and of his amazing controversies off the field, but in order to truly understand Michael Vick, you must first understand where he came from. Michael Vick: An Unauthorized Biography explores Vick's early life, his high school and college careers, details his dog-fighting conviction and other personal troubles, and explores his career in the NFL all the way through April 2013.
On July 4, 1999, Marlin Bree was caught in the storm of the century that ripped through the boundary waters of Minnesota and across the Canadian north shores of Lake Superior. Winds on the lake were clocked at 100 miles per hour in a gale that many dubbed the "green storm" because of the unusual color of the sky. Although Bree's treasured wooden sailboat was damaged, he continued in pursuit of his goal of sailing the largest freshwater island archipelago in the world.
One of the most famous moments of the '60s - and one that continues, to this day, to be grossly misconstrued, mistold, and loaded with undeserved meaning - is the night in July, 1965, when Bob Dylan played an electric set (or at least tried to play an electric set) at the Newport Folk Festival: an event after which, supposedly, the culture of the '60s was never quite the same again. But was Dylan's much-hyped and quite abbreviated, 15-minute performance really a pivot point?
"Debunking the Newport Myth"
When Hurricane Hazel tore through Toronto on October 15, 1954, it left its mark on both the city and its inhabitants. In the aftermath, a young cop named Ray Townes emerges as a hero - numerous accounts detail the way he battled the raging Humber River to save those trapped in their homes - and his story is featured prominently in the newspapers, thrusting him into the spotlight as a local celebrity. Meanwhile, his wife Mary is wrestling with doubts about her husband’s heroism.
Luck's record-breaking rookie season has fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Luck so much. From family to football to the future, all you need to know about Andrew Luck is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Andrew Luck's life.
Anthony's exceptional skills have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why fans both love and hate Anthony so much. From family to basketball to the future, all you need to know about Carmelo Anthony is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of his life. This audiobook also includes all of Carmelo Anthony's collegiate and NBA statistics.