• Amazing Sailing Stories

  • True Adventures from the High Seas
  • By: Dick Durham
  • Narrated by: Steve Hodson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-01-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (31 ratings)


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.
©2011 Dick Durham (P)2012 Audible Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Louise on 15-03-12


Life is stranger than fiction! If you love sailing & being out on the water there are some incredible true stories in this audio book so dramatically read, really kept me gripped. Some chilling 'Dead Calm' moments, I even had to re-wind several times to hear the details again. I loved the true story about the fight between a giant squid & a whale so graphic & visual. It's a wonderful selection of tales from old clipper ships, modern day racing yachts & lone eccentrics who took to the sea with no experience. I highly recommend it found it inspiring & moving. I might even build a ship & set sail soon across the oceans soon!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 17-10-17

Incredible and catching stories!

Incredible and fascinating stories from a range of years. Couldn't stop listening! The narrator is interesting to listen too and speaks very dynamically and confidently. 57 separate stories leave you wanting more

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2 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 22-03-14

Hours of factual unemotional stories

What would have made Amazing Sailing Stories better?

The stories are interesting but lack details which make them engaging. Hours of Hodson reading what seem like newspaper articles- factual, informational, but ultimately droning.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 20-11-13

More summaries than stories

Some potential great stories, but they're so brief you might as well be reading the blurb on the back cover - or that's how it seemed to me. Even Shackleton's incredible epic journey gets turned into a short and not very impressive story which I wouldn't have thought possible.
I love amazing sailing stories, but amazing story summaries are not the same thing.

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