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FOLLOW THE GLOBAL SAILING ADVENTURES OF JULIA AND HER CREW AS THEY DISCOVER THE WORLD AND THEMSELVES
With his first mate and crew, amateur sailor Larry Jacobson embarked on a lifelong goal to circumnavigate the globe. The namesake boy behind the gate is a passionate romantic who, since childhood, yearned to discover what's out there ....
How do some people overcome fears and insecurities to manifest their dreams? What are the characteristics that allow them to completely transform their lives from one of stability to one of uncertainty and adventure? Don't we all entertain ideas of reinventing ourselves, of having a chance to do it differently and by our own rules?
Willing to risk all, Jacobson spent six years sailing into the unknown where the unrelenting oceans served as a teacher of seamanship, personal strength, and perseverance.
In The Boy Behind the Gate, the author reveals those crucial steps that will motivate you to make your dreams come true. We are each given one great opportunity at life. What are you going to do with yours?
©2011 Larry Jacobson (P)2012 Larry Jacobson
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By LINDA on 08-26-12

Wonderful!!!

What made the experience of listening to The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love the most enjoyable?

Larry's book will transport you to another world, through a range of emotions, highs and lows....what an amazing gift!!!

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By Marty on 08-26-12

Fantastic Journey!

Where does The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top. I couldn't stop listening...What an amazing tale of an ordinary guy who followed his heart into a world class adventure.

What other book might you compare The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love to and why?

Stones into Schools, the book about an American mountain climber who brought education to women in Afghanistan

Have you listened to any of Larry Jacobson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is my first, so I really cannot compare to any of his others.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

Any additional comments?

Larry's brush with Pirates and the difficulties they encountered around keeping the boat repaired and functional had me thinking I'd have quit the trip many times over. His courage in the face of tall odds was very impressive, especially during some of the horrendous storm crossings.

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By Bondseye on 12-28-16

Funny, educational, inspirational.

from start to finish, I could barely turn this audio book off. It's clear why Larry is now doing motivational talks. his enthusiasm, honest and go get attitude is an inspiration.

after reading this, I shall certainly be planning my own adventure over the coming years.

Thanks Larry!

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By Goronwy-Wyn on 02-19-16

He is NO Joshua Slocum

Would you try another book written by Larry Jacobson or narrated by Larry Jacobson?

NO

What will your next listen be?

Karin Fossum

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Larry Jacobson?

Not the point

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Frustration at his bitching and griping, i could care less about his sexual inclinations, but the constant moaning from a man with all of the toys a man with a 50ft boat could buy and none of which he could fix! Just drove me nuts.

Any additional comments?

NOPE

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