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In 1895, Slocum boarded his 36-foot vessel named The Spray and set out on a course that would last three years and cover over 46,000 miles. He relates his experiences of Indian attacks, pirate attacks, loneliness, and Transvaal President Paul Kruger, who still believed the world was flat. Performed by the friendly-voiced Nelson Runger, some consider Sailing Alone Around the World to be the best travelogue of all time.
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By Sean on 11-09-04
Around the World
This book is an adventure into the mind of a man, more than the world. While many aspects recount the tales from his adventures, most tell of feelings, thoughts, and fears.
At times, the book itself is hard to follow, but in the end, most is understood. Be sure to have a general knowlage of sailing and geography before taking this book out to sea.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By memobug on 12-04-07
Interesting read but poorly recorded
There were two versions of this recording on Audible. I thought this narrator had more of the vocal character of an old sea dog, so I paid more for this particular version.
It was well read, but the audio quality leaves something to be desired. The dynamics are off, and it sounds like audio tape.
The story itself is interesting and well worth the time.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful