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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
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Sailing Alone Around the World

by Joshua Slocum

39 ratings, 17 reviews

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail around the world alone in a small boat. He personally rebuilt an 11.2 metre sloop-rigged fishing boat that he named the Spray. On April 24, 1895, he set sail from Boston, Massachusetts. More than three years later, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island, on June 27, 1898 having circumnavigated the world, a distance of 46,000 miles (74,000 km).In 1899 he described the voyage in Sailing Alone Around the World now considered a classic of travel literature. It is a wonderful adventure story from the Age of Sail and a book of which Arthur Ransome declared, “boys who do not like this book ought to be drowned at once.”

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39 ratings, 17 reviews
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Robert Bender

March 09, 2014

Extraordinary. The narrration is spot on.

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David Day

December 05, 2013

Listened non-stop driving from Houston to Tampa great book.

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Chatty Vicky

December 04, 2013

Loved this wonderful adventure that is brilliantly read by Allan Chant! Highly recommend.

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Leslie Garland

October 05, 2013

I don't read much nonfiction so I was surprised by how enjoyable this autobiographical story was! I found the narration a tad slow but otherwise very well done.

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Bill DeGroodt

October 02, 2013

Very enjoyable. Excellent reader. Even non sailors will enjoy this most interesting and entertaining book.

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Guia Hiegert

July 10, 2013

Outstanding and you can't stop listening

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Abel Becerra

October 30, 2012

Enjoyed much.

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Mya Campbell

October 23, 2012

We enjoy boating, but this adventure is so beyond our scope, it's amazing to know one man and one boat can accomplish so much, way back when!

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Eric Britten

October 17, 2012

This is a great American saga worthy of its grand reputation. If I'd read it as a boy, I might have gone to sea. It is charmingly and professionally read by Allan Chant. 5 stars!

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Sue Shearing

May 28, 2012

I listened as I took early morning walks along the beach in Bowen, Nth Queensland, visited by Joshua and The Spray. A perfect combination

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Ted Henry

March 06, 2012

Some discovery. Great company for long walks along the destin, fla coast. I loved it.

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Dharma Guada

March 05, 2012

Can't it didn't download

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Jim Krupnik

March 05, 2012

I read about this book decades ago. Somehow, I never had an opportunity to read it. I heard it through this app, and I am thrilled to have experienced a great story that was presented by amateur readers blessed with purpose and determination. It's not a radio opera, complete with a full cast of players, but it is a great adventure of the mind in 3D and full color.

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Alan Ussher

February 27, 2012

I'd highly recommend also! Thoroughly enjoyed this one thankyou!

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Robert Dumcum

January 21, 2012

Wonderful adventure story and well read! Makes you feel like you are listening to Joshua Slocum himself. Highly recommend. My thanks to the reader.

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Johnny Miles

December 15, 2011

Great story Felt as if I were onboard with him

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Jeffrey Blyth

August 17, 2011

Spectacular narrative of Joshua Slocum's solo sailing voyage alone around the world. The recording is an excellent representation of the book and is performed with exquisite clarity and style. Both seafarers and non-nautical types will enjoy this book. Put on your headphones, sit back and enjoy travels and adventures to far off lands.