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Crossing Pirate Waters

By: Julie Bradley
Narrated by: L. Gabrielle Penabaz
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Publisher's Summary

You don’t have to know a spinnaker from a mainsail to enjoy this adventure book. Join Glen and Julie as they continue around the world through less traveled, dangerous areas on the far side of the world.

Turmoil in the Mideast convinces Glen and Julie to linger in the South Pacific, visiting primitive villages on remote islands. But hang on tight, because to finish their voyage, they must leave friendly shores and navigate through trouble in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea before arriving in Europe.

Full of dry wit and compelling descriptions, Julie takes the listener along for the ride of a lifetime in this sequel (book two of the Escape Series) to her previous best seller Escape from the Ordinary.

Great people, places, and prose

From natives in penis sheaths on tropical islands to tribesmen on camels in the desert, this gripping story satisfies hardcore sailors and armchair adventurers alike. You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next as the intrepid couple immerse themselves and you, the listener, in places such as:

  • Vanuatu
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Australia
  • Bali
  • Borneo
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Maldives Islands
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Sudan
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Malta
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Extremely interesting

One of the best true stories ever. Hard to believe they survived all of that

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Easy Listening Adventure

As a fellow world traveler I enjoyed this book and as with any Audio book the narrator helped bring the story to life "she was excellent". I'm not a sailor but just like I believed that Capt Shackleton made some poor decisions that made him a hero I do feel the same applies here. This book was an excellent mental get away I just had to many WTF moments.

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Enjoyable listen for anyone likes to adventure

This was a pleasure to listen to. If you have any interest in long distance sailing this is a fun and sometimes serious look into one couples life afloat. I found myself listening to this during my commute to and from work. I an on living aboard as soon as possible once my children are through high school. College room and board will be on them! life is short, let's go sailing!

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Realistic and Riveting

I was eager to delve into the sequel to Escape from the Ordinary and I was not disappointed! As an aspiring live-aboard cruiser, I found Julie's story to be a culmination of lessons I strive to learn vicariously. Lots of lessons to be learned and so grateful for the quality of writing. 5/5 stars!

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Fantastic audiobook, will listen again

What a great adventure not just sailing, but Julie and Glenn experience life abroad traveling around the world and experiencing American tragedy at a distance I really enjoyed hearing their perspective with the events of 9/11 and hurricane Katrina and all that happened in our world while they sailed around it. It took me a while to get used to the narrator because I listened to both books back to back. So it's always hard to switch to a diffent narrators voice and nuances. You get so connected to Julie's narrative that you believe it's her relaying the story. I highly recommend this to anyone who dreams of sailing or adventures in any form national or international. You won't be disappointed. I will go back and listen to both audiobooks again and enjoy travel while my kids are young. Dreaming of my wife and I doing more adventures like this someday... minus the trip through the red sea... no thanks.

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Great story

I really enjoy this book. This is part 2 of the story of her circumnavigating the world. You should definitely read escape from ordinary first. However I almost didn’t listen to either because the sample was from the first chapters of each book that talk only talk about her military career. Which is interesting but not what the rest of the book is about and I was looking for a sailing story. I think they could have chose a better sample. I also really like the narrator on this one and how the book incorporates major US events that where happening during the sail around the world.

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Inspirational, fantastic, recommended

Julie and Glen’s stories of overcoming adversity in paradise were gripping and well-written. The narration was skillful and dramatic. After dozens of audio books, this is easily my favorite!

Thank you, Julie, for sharing your inspirational tales. Please write more!

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beautiful!!!

beautiful, well written and incredibly entertaining, I stress and enjoy every paragraph as I travel in Africa and the Middle East with Julie and Glen, thank you for a well described narrated and written book.

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Delos before Delos. Loved it.

I enjoyed the story and narration. I am pretty sure I will avoid the middle east when I eventually get "out there".

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Real World Thriller

Amazing story, and its real life. Throughout the book I wondered if I would have had the courage and stamina to survive all that Julie and Glen survived. I know its all true; over their 7 years at sea we heard about their adventures thru phone calls, emails and short visits. Because Julie compiled a record of their experiences on a daily basis, she truly captured the feel and sense of the moment. The narrator, Gabrielle Penabaz sounded so much like Julie that i really thought Julie might have narrated the book herself. Gabrielle picked up the sound and feel of Julie's story so well it never sounded like another person just reading the book. As Julie mentions toward the end of the book, she and Glen went on to volunteer with the International Red Cross. I really hope she writes another book about those harrowing experiences. Nice Job Julie!

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A Must Reas

Addictive, interesting and entertaining. You can feel the love of sailing and of each other in Julie Bradley's book.