Amazing Sailing Stories

  • by Dick Durham
  • Narrated by Steve Hodson
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Gripping!

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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- Louise

Ffools taking the natural elements for granted and getting away with it

It's always difficult to review true adventure accounts in my opinion and this one is no different. It's all about fools and heroes taking the sea for grantd and working with it but getting away with it when thousands didn't or wouldn't. It's all right but nothing special though the reader spoils it for me. I can't stand the narator's style at all. It might have been good if somebody else was charged with reading it because this book doesn't really come to life. There's very little expression so you never get the sense that you're really there going through the dramas of it all. In other words what might have been a fairly good book spoiled though I'd not recommend it to serious sailors since they'd probably think people doing this kind of thing with no experience mad and disrespectful of the sea and sailing on it.
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- Rose

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios