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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.

But what?

Gary Paulsen takes listeners along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that owned him, good, bad, and beloved, and how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck. His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes listeners feel what it's like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver. Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve, and listeners will understand why his passion has lasted to this day.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eddie Halstad | 2/18/2014

    " This was a very good book with its ups an downs. One of the themes is Man vs. Wild. Through out the entire book he is on the sea battaling the forces of natur on his boat. A another good example is after he bot his first boat and got it out to sea and got caught in a storm. I believe that the auther is trying to say that if you keep trying you can survive the wild. Another theme is beuty of nature. A good example is when he first sees the sea when he is 7 and is stuned of its beuty. I think the author is trying to say that the sea is a beutyfull thing that should not be ignored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Becky | 2/12/2014

    " I know students love Gary Paulsen's books. They love the detail and sense of adventure. I, however, have never been able to get into his books. I picked up this one with trepidation. I felt that I had to read it since I had asked my students to read it. I forced myself to get through it. I enjoyed the adventure aspects and mistakes he made at sea, but the story itself was not interesting to me. I know how one of my students felt about it, but I'm curious if the rest felt the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maddie | 12/12/2013

    " i was and kinda still reading it for deslexia stuff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Avis Black | 12/7/2013

    " This book is worth reading just for the part where Paulsen is trying to teach himself how to use sails on a lake only to make himself a menace to every other boater in sight. Paulsen can be hysterically funny when he's relating his mishaps. "

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