Walking on Water

  • by Geoff Holt
  • Narrated by Geoff Holt (introduction), Nick Pomfret
  • 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On 5 September 1984, 18-year-old Geoff Holt dived into an idyllic tropical sea and his life changed forever. A broken neck cut short a promising career as a yachtsman and left him paralysed, with his horizons reduced to an uncertain future in a wheelchair. On 5 September 2007, after a journey of 109 days and 1,445 miles, Geoff Holt crossed the finish line in the Solent and reached the summit of his Personal Everest: the first quadriplegic yachtsman to sail single-handed around Great Britain.
Walking on Water is Geoff’s very personal story of his life before and after the accident: how he learned to live with his disability, how he achieved remarkable success in spite of it and, in particular, how he rediscovered the sea and helped to promote sailing opportunities for disabled people. It is also the story of how he conceived, organised and completed the dangerous and demanding Personal Everest voyage. Moving, uplifting and written with humour, it is above all a journey through a remarkable life – a powerful affirmation of the potential of the human spirit.
This audio edition includes a very special introduction by the author Geoff Holt.


What the Critics Say

"We are humans – we push at limits ... This is a story that will excite admiration from all sailors, disabled or otherwise." (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston)
"Beautifully written and honest" (Dame Ellen MacArthur)


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Customer Reviews

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One of the best autobiographies I have ever read.

His voyage was an incredible feat of determination not only to complete but in his determination to overcome his disability and lead a normal life. It deserves to be a bestseller.
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- Amy


I wanted to write a two word review but it wouldn't let me but this is inspirational brilliance. Perhaps I did it after all
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- Dean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2010
  • Publisher: Personal Everst Ltd