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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.
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.
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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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