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Salt, Sweat, Tears

The Men Who Rowed the Oceans
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean than have climbed Mount Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days, he and his rowing partner ate, slept, and rowed in a boat seven meters long and two meters wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers.

In 1896, a pair of Norwegian fisherman crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory - and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, gambler, and shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat single-handedly in 1969. Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too.

©2014 Adam Rackley (P)2014 Tantor Media

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"Incredible true stories from the limits of endurance, written by a man who's been there." (Sir Ranulph Fiennes, author and adventurer)

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The narrator of this audiobook is excellent. I believe the same narrator covered the Shogun books I rather enjoyed those as well.
This story is a story of multiple others experiences in the sea as well as the storytellers. I sometimes lacked an interest in some of the others who he described and their experiences. This book was different than I thought it would be but I did enjoy it. Igave the story four stars and the narrator five stars.