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  • Taking on the World

  • By: Ellen MacArthur
  • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

On February 11th, 2001, Ellen MacArthur sailed into port in France, completing the Vendee Globe, the world's toughest race. Alone and unsupported, she had spent more than three months at sea and had coped with storms, exhaustion, rigging failures, and a catastrophic collision with a submerged object. But Ellen never gave up and, at the age of 24, she became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. This is Ellen's story, from her childhood in land locked Derbyshire, to that historic race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kiss kiss

  • By robert sutherland on 09-20-17

Kiss kiss

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

E you inspire me to start sailing at the young age of 70. The adventure has begun. BEWARE THEE YOU HORN!...THANK YOU ELLEN

  • Breaking Seas

  • An Overweight, Middle-Aged Computer Nerd Buys His First Boat, Quits His Job, and Sails Off to Adventure
  • By: Glenn Damato
  • Narrated by: René Ruiz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 243

Do you have a dream you must pursue, but everyone says it's unrealistic? Or that you're not qualified? Too old, too out of shape? Or you don't have the "right experience?" Glenn Damato was a 41-year-old software instructor who sought to exceed the bounds of his comfortable but humdrum existence. He embarked on an adventure for which he was miserably unprepared. Why did he do this? How did he answer the ancient human question: how do we jump-start growth in our lives? We become something we were not.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Bill S. on 07-18-15

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I loved the detail and story. Lots of fun and I felt as if I was onboard.

  • Bumfuzzle

  • Just Out Looking for Pirates
  • By: Patrick Schulte
  • Narrated by: Nick O'Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

The story of a young couple who, without any prior sailing experience, decide one night over too many drinks that they are going to sail around the world. One year later they are bobbing around in the Bahamas on a 35 foot catamaran teaching themselves how to cross oceans in a small boat. Along their way they meet amazing people, visit locations only accessible by those on their own yachts, become television actors in Australia, minor celebrities in Puerto Rico, and generally have a great time of it all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Conceited

  • By Werner on 10-22-14

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

Please sail around the world again so we can read about your next trip. Thank you

  • Imperfect Passage

  • A Sailing Story of Vision, Terror, and Redemption
  • By: Michael Cosgrove
  • Narrated by: Peter Powlus
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Michael Cosgrove had a beautiful family, a successful career, and a lovely Southern California home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At the age sixty, he decided to leave that all behind to sail around the world. In spite of his romanticized vision of rugged individualism and salty tales to share with his grandchildren, Cosgrove quickly realizes that sailing around the world isn’t going to be as easy as he’d imagined.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The worst story about "sailing" I've ever heard.

  • By Anonymouse on 06-24-15

My favorite book for all times

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Fantastic story and I learned so much of value from this well written story

One of the most important lessons learned is when I sail around the world...IIT WILL NOT BE SOLO
THANK YOU MR COSGROVE

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