Superstitions of the Sea

  • by James G. Clary
  • Narrated by John Rayment
  • 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jim Clary presents a compelling and riveting digest of beliefs, customs, and mystery in Superstitions of the Sea. Clary focuses on the vast array of strange, mythical, and often comical beliefs of mariners from ancient times to the present. Collecting the various topics for years, Clary found that maritime superstition was weaved throughout every fabric of his study. The folklore was so interesting that it often lured him far away from his subject search and held him spellbound for hours at a time.
Clary offers a unique and encompassing classification of maritime superstitions, including anecdotes on: animals, burial, charms, demons, evil eyes, figureheads, ghost ships, hexes, icebergs, Jonahs, knots, launchings, myths, navigation, omens, people, romance, shipwrecks, triangles, the unexplained, Vikings, and weather phenomena. He combed through countless age-old volumes and interviewed today's sailors to bring to the listener incredible yarns and unbelievable recorded facts enshrouded in mystery.


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Customer Reviews

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Relaxing Therapeutic helps me sleep without stress.
Especially when put in slower motion.
Feeds my fix of Interesting and mysterious stories.
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- Girl

Interesting read

Kept interest and has lots of information, but could have been written in a more exciting manner.
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- IowaGreyhound

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-27-2015
  • Publisher: The Marine Art of J. Clary