Taking on the World

  • by Ellen MacArthur
  • Narrated by Lisa Coleman
  • 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On February 11th, 2001, Ellen MacArthur sailed into port in France, completing the Vendee Globe, the world's toughest race. Alone and unsupported, she had spent more than three months at sea and had coped with storms, exhaustion, rigging failures, and a catastrophic collision with a submerged object. But Ellen never gave up and, at the age of 24, she became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. This is Ellen's story, from her childhood in land locked Derbyshire, to that historic race.


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Customer Reviews

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Stunning and inspirational

I am not normally one for biographies nor am I interested in sailing very much. With The Vendee Globe race about to start for 2008 I thought it would be interesting to hear about the race from one who has completed it. I am not sure what I was expecting, but this book gave me so much more. I was inspired by this young ladies tenacity, dedication and sheer determination. She is also clearly a talented writer. She moved me to tears on a number of occasions.
this one really touched a cord with me. I hope you enjoy t too.
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- Alan


What an example. Exciting, candid and without guile. The reader sounds exactly like Dame Ellen.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios