• Spirit of the Wind

  • A Woman's View of Sailing Across the Ocean
  • By: Bunny Throckmorton
  • Narrated by: Natasha Harper
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-07-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Waldorf Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (3 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is the story of sailing across the ocean from Guam to San Francisco on our wonderful sailboat, the "Spirit of the Wind", a 41 foot Taiwan-built Ketch designed by William Garden. A group of 20-something kids went to Guam looking for the meaning of life, bought a boat, fixed it up, and learned to sail across the ocean. It was a beautiful and spiritual journey, while at times was totally and completely terrifying. It introduced me to the South Pacific Islands and the wonderful and gracious people there - it was truly a paradise.
The warm trade winds that I can feel sometimes in my dreams, the feel and sounds of the wind in the sails and moving through fear. I learned to improvise in the moment, how to deal with life then there was no land for weeks on end, with just the horizon all around - as if we were sailing on a mirror. It introduced me to the wonders of the ocean and its inhabitants. This trip changed my life and what I thought the world was. It enabled me to see, feel, and do things that I didn't know I was capable of. It was a serious lesson in being with three other people, all men, in a 40 foot sailboat with very little privacy. It taught me that the weather goes on - it doesn't help to pray for it to change and is bigger than us. It was transformational in so many ways, facing death almost daily.
©2017 Waldorf Publishing (P)2017 Waldorf Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jeremy Sanderson on 01-27-18

A good story but the performance needs editing

A great story of adventure, endurance and human relationships. The reading was pleasant to listen to, but poorly edited with many lines read twice over, mispronunciation of words and poor fiction that should have been fixed in the final edit. It's a shame because the overall content is excellent and entertaining. Great writing but the Audible quality control person must have been on holiday when they released this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-25-17

Amazing read

I truly feel like I have just sailed the Pacific Ocean. I was right there with Bunny and her struggles. if you're up for an adventure then this is the book for you!

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