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What made the experience of listening to Passage to Juneau the most enjoyable?
Jonathan Raban attempts to follow the same route than Captain George Vancouver weaving his own adventures in with the rich history of that expedition and area. I had no idea and therefore taken for granted, how Vancouver Canada got its name. I learned a lot listening to this book.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Passage to Juneau?
The personification of Captain Vancouver. Though not the most popular or charismatic, I really got a sense of the man and it made me curious to find out more about him.
Which scene was your favorite?
Where Raban comes across a breaching Killer Whale while alone at sea. Paraphrasing; He says something along the lines like "When you're on a tour it's exciting. When you're alone it's terrifying"
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The only "extreme" reaction is that it made me more curious about the region. I had picked this up just after a week long cruise of the inside passage and now I can't wait to go back armed with what I know from this book.
Any additional comments?
It's really a shame that this is the only book by Jonathan Raban on audible. And abridged at that. His rich British baritone and his use of voices makes him one of the better author-narrators.
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