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TRUE TALES OF A MODERN ADVENTURER

Pirates, parrots, hurricanes, and Himalayas. Stalked by jaguars in the jungle of Guatemala! Will they survive pirates off Costa Rica? How does he escape war in Kashmir? Hanging out with Jim Morrison, surviving a huge tornado at sea, saving the life of a lone fisherman helpless in a storm… Whether you are a landlubber or sailor, an armchair adventurer or world traveler, you'll understand why everyone said he should write a book…

©2012 Jonathan White (P)2013 Jonathan White

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It has it all Adventure, Excitement, Page-Turner

If you could sum up Everyone Said I Should Write a Book in three words, what would they be?

Adventure, Excitement, Page-Turner

What other book might you compare Everyone Said I Should Write a Book to and why?

Joseph Conrad's, Heart of Darkness.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan White – was your favorite?

Jonathan

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The pirate section

Any additional comments?

Wonderful book, am buying the next two. Heard author is writing an exciting book about
Russia. Can hardly wait..

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Great Story Despite Technical Glitches

As with most audiobooks read by the author, there are a few spaces where the same passage is read twice, or the author coughs and it is not edited out. However, it does not detract from this book because the author/reader has an excellent cadence as he tells his stories. Consider the book a series of shorts, as there is not a logical order to each story. This works well to stop things from bogging down. He is hitch hiking in India, then delivering sailboats, then living on an island, then back to owning a sail boat. Each story is bite sized and well written. Many of the author's escapades are not particularly interesting (being attacked by mosquito, for instance) yet his story-telling makes you want to hear more.

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Quite entertaining

Is there anything you would change about this book?

have some sort of chronological sequence.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It's ok. Story is very haphazard - goes from one story to a totally different one.

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Should not have written a book

Whoever told him to write a book has never read his writing. It was boring, disconnected and hard to follow. This is one book I regret wasting money on

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