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Publisher's Summary

Do you have a dream you must pursue, but everyone says it's unrealistic? Or that you're not qualified? Too old, too out of shape? Or you don't have the "right experience?"
Glenn Damato was a 41-year-old software instructor who sought to exceed the bounds of his comfortable but humdrum existence. He embarked on an adventure for which he was miserably unprepared. Why did he do this? How did he answer the ancient human question: how do we jump-start growth in our lives? We become something we were not.
The "something" Damato strived to become was neither easy nor simple: an ocean sailing skipper. Overweight and without boating experience of any kind, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of sailing around the world on his own vessel.
Reckless? Dangerous? Idiotic? Call it what you will, Damato was determined to make the voyage a reality despite the obstacles.
©2012 Glenn Michael Damato (P)2013 Glenn Michael Damato
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By Bill S. on 07-18-15

Disappointing

What would have made Breaking Seas better?

The author is disappointed with his life and I am disappointed with his story about it. It started off great. I don't need happy endings, but this author just has so much self hate going on and is just as harsh on the people around him. Not surprising that he eventually found himself all alone on his boat and then back in a cubicle.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

he self depreciating humor is great at the beginning, but never goes anywhere, or evolves into a deeper insight about himself, like you get with a Louis C K kind of thing.

Any additional comments?

Women are likely to dislike this book. His attitudes towards that gender are not inspiring.

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By Felix Del Barrio on 05-29-14

Don't judge this book by it's cover

Any additional comments?

This is a strange one. It's a great book, well written, engaging, informative ect. But if you're expecting an 'epic journey', then expect it to only last from San Francisco to Cabo.

Strangely I really wish the writer actually achieved what the premise of the book implies, but it's nonfiction, so fair enough.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Mr Thomas Gordon on 10-08-16

Just what I needed

I can relate to this guy, not his physical situation but more his desire to achieve something a bit different. It is well written, enjoyable and my only disappointment is that is wasn't longer and ended where it did.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By david on 09-17-15

Great book, honest and endearing character

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes Detailed sailing story and shows journey and how he gives up all to chase his dream to sail the world. Doesnt quite make it however!

What did you like best about this story?

humilty and characters

Have you listened to any of René Ruiz’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no

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

main characters journey of self realisation

Any additional comments?

good honest tale

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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By Craig on 09-22-17

Great Read!

I was a little concerned when I purchased this book as there were a few negative comments from some reviewers. This is a GREAT read!! Candid, honest, funny. I highly recommend it and the narration is just perfect. A true account that I Sure many insecure people can relate too and I wish Glenn all the best!

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By Brenden on 02-07-17

No

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Promised adventure just wasn't up to expectations.

What could Glenn Damato have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Glenn was too inward looking and see through.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I liked the window into daily sailing life.

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