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  • Islands, Oceans, and Dreams

  • The True Story of a Sailor's Seven Year Solo Voyage Around the World
  • By: Michael Salvaneschi
  • Narrated by: Andrew Parker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248

Islands, Oceans, and Dreams is a true story of a man who, at the age of 33, began dreaming of voyaging with his wife to the South Pacific. He wasn't an adventurer or daring by nature, but he bought a boat and began learning the ways of the sea. Twenty years later, racked with the pain of divorce and still aching to live out his dream, he set off alone for Tahiti. After reaching French Polynesia, he continued cruising for seven years and wound up solo sailing around the world. Islands, Oceans, and Dreams takes the listener on that voyage.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you're into maritime adventure

  • By John S. on 09-04-12

Excellent sailing read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-17

My husband and I listened to this while on a few long drives. This book held our attention and we hated shutting off the car each time. The story is filled with day to day information and experiences of a RTW cruiser as well as some exciting adventures. Salvaneschi is not afraid to share some of his more humbling moments, making him a trustworthy and respected storyteller in my opinion. It's long, but very well worth the read. I also plan to buy the book version and send one along to my fathers in law.

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