Sailing Alone Around the World

  • by Joshua Slocum
  • Narrated by Bernard Mayes
  • 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum's own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage of the Spray.
Whether Slocum was more accomplished as a writer or sailor is hard to say. His writing style is fast paced, witty, and exhilarating, an absorbing match to his harrowing adventures - adventures that included being chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar; escaping a fleet of hostile canoes; being submerged by a great wave off the Patagonian coast; an encounter with Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego"; and foiling a nocturnal attack by savages by strewing carpet tacks on the Spray's deck.
Captain Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) was the first person to circle the globe alone entirely by sea. This remarkable achievement made Slocum the most famous North American sailor of all time.


What the Critics Say

"[A] literate and absorbing yarn...A convincing tale of the intelligence, skill, and fortitude that drove a master navigator." (New York Times)
"One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." (Sports Illustrated)
"A classic book...Slocum's writing is as elegant as his thirty-seven-foot sloop, Spray, whose crossing of the Atlantic he describes vividly." (New Yorker)


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Customer Reviews

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A ripping yarn

Classic adventure recounted in fine understaded style. Full of humour honestly and just a great story.
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- N. Taylor

great story of adventure at se

told with subtle sense of humour and a window to another time. old slocum must have quite a guy.
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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.