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  • Tightwads on the Loose

  • A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey
  • By: Wendy Hinman
  • Narrated by: Robin Karno
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Tightwads on the Loose

By: Wendy Hinman
Narrated by: Robin Karno
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Publisher's summary

Everyone dreams of tropical escape. But what happens when you escape for too long?

Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not-so-square feet for years, crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel, and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker.

Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth's large frame and set sail on an open-ended voyage, never imagining they'd be gone seven years or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most “necessities” and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless "character-building opportunities."

They make a long-anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony. An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free-wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a '60s sitcom: jobs at a US Army base in the Marshall Islands.

In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling. Finally, they endure a grueling 49-day nonstop ocean crossing. None of this prepares them for their arrival "home" to a post-9/11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed more - them or the world.

Tightwads on the Loose offers a fun listen to the armchair adventurer or anyone afflicted with wanderlust.

©2012, 2013 Wendy E. Hinman (P)2019 Wendy E. Hinman

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These are the Voyages ...

In her first book, Tightwads on the Loose, author Wendy Hinman tells us the story of an amazingly fu