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    • Amazing Sailing Stories

    • True Adventures from the High Seas
    • By: Dick Durham
    • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hours of factual unemotional stories

    • By Matthew on 03-22-14

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Just Sea and Sky

    • England to New Zealand the Hard Way
    • By: Ben Pester, Dick Durham (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio or any of the mod cons that we take for granted today. Without lifejacket or a life raft, they 'just took what came along', hand steering all the way, navigating by sextant, hand-cranking their engine and using oil lamps for light at night and for navigation. Sailors will be staggered how primitive conditions were only a few decades ago, even though it was the norm at the time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written in True English style!

    • By Lynn B. on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $24.95