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Escape from the Ordinary

Narrated by: Janet Metzger
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it's not such a small world after all.  

Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the escape they imagined.   

This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the listener into thoughts of their own dreams.  

Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.

©2018 Close Reach Publishing (P)2019 Tantor

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  • LC
  • 09-04-19

Couldn’t finish, didn’t hold my interest

This is the kind of book I usually enjoy. But after a few chapters I couldn’t keep going. The story should be interesting but is written in such a dry, rigid sounding style, and narrated in such a lackluster manner I was bored. Maybe the narrator didn’t have enough to work with. Some of the descriptions of events are explained once and then strangely again in the form of an email to family. I’m disappointed, as a life long sailor I really thought that I’d enjoy this.

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From normal life to a sailing life

Very well written making it easy to get lost in the story. Throughly enjoyable experience.

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Gave Up

Seriously struggled and couldn't get past chapter 5. Just boring and deep into the ordinary of book writing. The narration didn't help either.

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Wonderful story but disappointing ending

This was a great story and I enjoyed it a lot! They had some wonderful adventures and it was very interesting to listen to. The ending was a little anti-climatic. I won’t give it away but I wish we could’ve finished hearing about the rest of their adventure.

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The ending leaves you dissatisfied

Great story. Great narration. But it’s all for nothing as the book ends extremely abruptly. This leaves you confused and dissatisfied.

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What the......!?

The story was a great read. Very descriptive, very easy to bring you along into their world. However,the ending was horrible. It ended so abruptly I kept expecting to hear this is the end of part one but instead heard this is the end of this audiobook.

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Stunning tale!

I swayed from wanting to take on this adventure, to thinking nothing could be more frightening and difficult! I was completely caught up in Julie and Glen's adventure, imagining the joy and beauty of the open sea and the terror posed by both nature and human nature. I was hooked from the moment I began.

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  • Se Macmillan
  • 09-11-19

Not the best of accents

Not the best of accents for this story, would have preferred an easier listening option.

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