Sailing Alone Around the World
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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March 09, 2014
Extraordinary. The narrration is spot on.
December 05, 2013
Listened non-stop driving from Houston to Tampa great book.
December 04, 2013
Loved this wonderful adventure that is brilliantly read by Allan Chant! Highly recommend.
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.
October 02, 2013
Very enjoyable. Excellent reader. Even non sailors will enjoy this most interesting and entertaining book.
July 10, 2013
Outstanding and you can't stop listening
October 30, 2012
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!
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!
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
March 06, 2012
Some discovery. Great company for long walks along the destin, fla coast. I loved it.
March 05, 2012
Can't it didn't download
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.
February 27, 2012
I'd highly recommend also! Thoroughly enjoyed this one thankyou!
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.
December 15, 2011
Great story Felt as if I were onboard with him
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.