A Foolish Voyage

Self-Discovery at Sea
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In A Foolish Voyage, Neil Hawkesford gives us a remarkable tale not just about sailing but about life. Good times and bad. Here we learn what happens at the very limits of physical, emotional, and mental endurance. Here we also learn how personal tragedy can lead to a life-changing discovery, the realization that hidden deep inside all of us is the perseverance and passion needed for achieving life's greatest goals.

©2015 Neil Hawkesford (P)2016 New Street Communications, LLC

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Great Narration and Adventure

I loved listening to this adventurous brit. I'm putting move to England to putter about on a small boat on my bucket list, and found myself pulling up many a google map image or satellite to really capture the place. Is there a better community than that of the sailing world? Perhaps only that of the 1970s, but I suspect this could be done today by an adventurous soul. Best of luck to you Neil.

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This was a really good listening book easy to.

following this adventure was really a good story easy to understand and set many goals for One's Own Adventure

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Perfect audiobook for sailors

The narration was spot on and the story itself wonderful! Even better is that it’s not too long a book so can be enjoyed in a week or so without losing interest at all! Two thumbs up!

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Engaging Sea Tale

The best books I have ever read seem to be about the sea. The drama of man or woman against the immensity of the Ocean is true adventure. I loved Neil's honest account of his ambitious project to master seamanship and sailing. He shares the mechanics and misgivings , while he takes us along for a great sail.

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Enjoyable stories

Relaxing listening with some similar happinings from my life. I recommend it for new intended sailers.

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Great little story

very entertaining story the ups and downs of life on and off the sea. love to here real life at is fullest not washed pressed and cleaned for the masses.

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Excellent book! If you a cool person, get it!

I hope you sell no less then 100 million copies Neil; then hopefully a couple of us guys might get a chance. Thanks

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Great story with beautiful message at the end.

too bad most people seem to never have enough or learn to be happy. Neil seems to have figured out at the end of book.

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Exceptional

What a beautifully human story. Neil’s story and perspective is so true it is almost painful to read. I cannot say enough positive things about this book, sincerely. Everyone should read it...and do listen to chapters 21-23 twice. You’ll be the better for it. Wonderful narration as well.

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This may turn out to be life changing.

This is a book that will likely resonate with those of us dreaming of escaping the rat race. With this tale as an example some of us may well accomplish an escape. Hours of engaging journey await you in this book but the part that will make it worth your rubles will be the afterword. I've listened to it a few times now and it brings watery frustration to my eyes each time. It make apparent the invisible walls of the trap we all know we live in yet rarely directly examine. This is a story of glorious optimism, failures, loss, and eventual escape.

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  • 03-02-17

A great listen and a reminder of sailing happiness

Neil's account of how he found happiness owning and caring for a small sailing boat is a motivating reminder of how little we really need in life to become happy.

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  • 01-26-20

Foolish applies both to the author and narrator

Struggled to deal with the author's inadequacies and the narrator's ludicrous pronunciation of even non-sailing terms.

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  • P. S. Clarke
  • 10-13-19

lNSPIRING

A thoroughly good story, the author never gave up his dreams. It is a story of overcoming negatives for positives.

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  • Gibbo90909
  • 02-11-19

decent read!

it's a great read if ur into sailing or not, easy to follow and very interesting ending.