Stop Drifting, Start Rowing

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5 out of 5 stars
By a abbey on 12-11-16

Super inspirational

After being widowed I have been working hard to reinvent myself. Even as a very positive person, sometimes I've felt that I just can't do this on my own. Roz's Book has given me renewed strength and optimism that I can indeed build a wonderful life and achieve anything I want. Her story of overcoming obstacles will stay with me for a very long time. It has also renewed my determination to do everything I can to help the environment.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Brandin on 05-14-14

I only listened to 1/3, so maybe it gets better?

Narration is OK. I've heard some god awful narration so i couldn't put it in the 1 or 2 stars with that category of "unlistenable". Still, the narration was just ok.

Story really belongs in a much shorter book. I'm sure the story is actually very very good - but she draws it out with detailed accounts of things that we just don't care about hearing. There's a constant refrain about how she likes to eat clean & is forced to eat things she doesn't want to eat. It's exhausting to listen to mundane comments about how you don't like a certain type of food. I feel like I'm at my friend's house & her 5 year old is protesting that night's dinner.

Seriously, I have to believe this story gets better - but I can't make it through a minute longer.

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Pierre de Villiers on 04-14-14

Sooo Enjoyable and informative!

What made the experience of listening to Stop Drifting, Start Rowing the most enjoyable?

It was narrated by the author - you just experience it on a deeper level if its read by the person who experiences it first hand!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stop Drifting, Start Rowing?

Too many!! - Two guys on plastic raft- The helicopter rescue- Over all sense and experience being in the middle of nowhere - loved it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The general&over all amount of help / money and love produced by strangers to help Roz achieve her goals. It just shows you that if you put yourself out there, in a sincere and honest way, you will never find yourself to be alone.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Leslie on 09-03-14


What does Roz Savage bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love that the author read the book, and through her expression I was able to almost feel as if I were sitting next to her. Great voice and inflection for narration.

Any additional comments?

This was an excellent story of not only adventure but also one of how resilient people are. Roz experienced extreme situations and she describes how they made her feel but also why she did what she did and how it made her stronger. The book was well written and well narrated. I was just enthralled. I thank Roz for making my drive to and from work something to look forward to! I highly recommend this book.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Alexa on 03-16-14

Inspirational, insightul and just fabulous!

Where does Stop Drifting, Start Rowing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On my all time favorites list. This is a remarkable story told wonderfully. Beautifully written and read. Enjoyed every line. A truly inspirational womans story.

What did you like best about this story?

The purpose of her challenge never left the story.

What about Roz Savage’s performance did you like?

Never felt like she was reading. Rather storytelling. Superb.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

There is a line in the book ...something like. ...average woman does extraordinary thing...

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tom on 02-28-14

Can not believe it! Roz is my new hero!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Stop Drifting, Start Rowing to be better than the print version?

I am a listener not a reader.

What did you like best about this story?

Loved her voice-how she worded all her thoughts in the book and what a journey both physically and mentally.

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