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By Eric on 03-24-16
Still Relevant After Forty Years
The Pardey's, cruising legends who inspired countless others, write in a simple, light straight forward way that makes for enjoyable reading and/or listening - especially with Kitty Hendrix's excellent narration. Though the book recounts their adventures in the late sixties and early seventies, it still has some application to cruising today. Communities have changed, prices have changed, seas have become more crowded, but the joys and struggles of a couple working their way slowly and carefully from California to England still resonates. Especially in the appendixes, the Pardey's enumerate the very practical points to consider if one is interested in a life of cruising. Updated to the early 2000's, they bring to bear the results of surveying other world cruisers and present hard cold facts for a potential cruiser / sailor to consider before pulling anchor. It makes you take seriously their "motto": Go Simple, Go Small, Go Now.
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By Teresa on 09-28-14
An Incredible Journey
Cruising in Seraffyn is one of my favorite audiobooks. Lin and Larry Pardey set sail to cruise the Caribbean on their 24 1/2 foot self-built baby, Seraffyn. I say “baby” because Seraffyn was their baby. She was their home. Listening to this book made me feel as if I were right there with them. I could feel the excitement in all the prep work as they were getting ready for their first cruise to Mexico, Central America, and Panama,
When they set sail it was truly an amazing event. All the details they describe are not only fascinating but make me want to go sailing. I love the sea. The smells, the sights, the sounds.
Kitty Hendrix is my favorite voice actor. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to other work she’s voices and it’s always to perfection. She speaks very clearly and has just the right voice inflections and makes you feel like you’re right there. She has a smooth, even tone with great control. I look forward to listening to more of her work in the future. I highly recommend listening to this audiobook. It was exciting and breathtaking.
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By Amazon Customer on 08-13-17
Very helpful, encouraging and reassuring with lots of common sense and practical advise it will make you want to go cruising right now.
By R LYCETT on 06-16-17
Great audiobook if you love sailing...
Having listened to the Mediterranean Adventure and now this, I love what the Pardees have done, but sadly some of the narration lets it down. Pauses where there shouldn't be one, to help the sentence make more sense, and also lack of research on pronunciation. E.g. Ibiza - it's pronounced Ibeetha, and lead line, its led line, not leed line. Other occasions slip my memory. It's better overall than the Med Adventure, as there's other errors in that and lots of obvious studio cuts and changes in ambience.
Still, a great listen though and you feel you are there.