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Clayton has been accused of "whinging" in other reviews, but I felt that she was presenting the many times that things went wrong as humorous. She has plenty of nice things to say about the people and places she encounters, while the actual sailing mishaps have to do with being rookies at the game. One aspect that I did find dated concerned their mad hunts for accurate weather forecasts, where today a smartphone would work fine. Bear in mind their trip was over a decade ago, reconstructed (quite well) from her notes.
Pamela Garelick's narration works so well that I had to remember it wasn't Sandra herself telling the story directly to the listener. I'm looking forward to hearing the sequel.
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This is not a technical book on sailing. The author does a very good job of describing their life on their sailboat while hitting the mediterranean.
I thought I would only like technical books on sailing with the author story written in between. This book is quite the opposite, the author does a great job of telling her story with selling techniques written within it.
I really enjoyed this book. As I was listening to it, I could get a Visual in my head about what was going on at that moment. This is a fun book and worth your time.
Let's get a boat and sail
What disappointed you about Dolphins Under My Bed?
I am afraid the narrator really spoilt it for me.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
None, the story was fine.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
She had a strident, objectionable tone that I found difficult to listen to.
Written with a normality unusual for sailing books. No hype and little action, just subtle English humour and observation. Must buy a yacht.