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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (220 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Derek Lundy, Michael Tezla Narrator: Michael Tezla, Derek Lundy Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2002 ISBN: 9781598871203
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In November 1996, sixteen boats left France to circumnavigate the globe alone—without stopping and without assistance—through the world's most savage waters, the Southern Ocean. Over the next six months, each waged a solitary battle to stay alive against six-story waves, bone-chilling cold, ice-laden seas and their own physical and mental limitations.

Derek Lundy's brilliant storytelling takes us not only into the maritime action, but also the sailors' spirits. Our hearts race with one competitor as she struggles with raging seas searching for a missing rival, and we mourn with another as his forlorn, crippled ship fades from sight. Told with the mastery of Conrad and the intensity of minute-to-minute survival, this gripping tale is sure to appeal to blue-water and armchair adventurers alike.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Drew Kerlee | 1/31/2014

    " I really lost interest half way through and didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathie | 1/28/2014

    " This guy was crazy!! I could not relate in one way to his obsession. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabi Dopazo | 1/16/2014

    " It's not really finished but I gave the book to some guy I met yesterday in Germany who happens to have a boat after he promised to take me with him next time he sails to the UK, so for that I'm going to mark it read, 4 starts, will be 5 if this guy honors his promise "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/5/2014

    " Shelagh's book club pick "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 12/14/2013

    " being alone is the worst thing about be at sea for 6 months "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina Dudley | 10/10/2013

    " This history of a past Vendee Globe single-handed sailing race had some exciting moments. The characters blurred in my head somewhat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 9/26/2013

    " I love sailing, but this book made me rethink David's and my "around the world" plan. This is about the ultimate limits of human endurance, all alone, days and days from help at sea, despite all the high tech gear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 7/13/2013

    " a lot of sailing jargon, but totally worth getting through to learn the story of these amazing people and their incredibly dangerous quest - won't look at the ocean the same way again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/20/2013

    " Sailing solo around the world is tough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/1/2013

    " Very interesting book about a race that I didn't even know existed. This race is similar (in terms of endurance and determination) to the Iditarod Race. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 11/30/2012

    " I have to say, the description of sailing around the Southern Ocean -- where one of the racers capsized in the midst of 35-foot breakers stretching from one horizon to the next -- stays with me to this day. In the race, an individual sailor pilots his boat around the world. Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Pedersen | 10/10/2012

    " wow! drama, psychology, real-life heroes, sociology, physiology, science, history, excitement, hope, tragedy, awesomeness... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth A | 6/4/2012

    " True story about endurance sailors who compete in the single-hand, around-the-world Vendee Globe in the Sourthern Ocean. Non-sailors may not find this book as exciting as those of us who have done modest, team distance sailboat races. If you're a sailor, you will love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Bishop | 6/1/2012

    " A very good read..incredible that these men and women risk there lives in pursuit of the sport and love of sailing. Some incredible accounts. Definitely worth a read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slade Foster | 1/29/2012

    " The Vendee Globe is by far the coolest race in the world... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy Natarajan | 12/27/2011

    " Another one of my favorite adventure stories. Another great feature of the book is that the author mentions several other books throughout, so you walk away with a list of books to read. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 10/6/2011

    " This was a very interesting story of the crazy people that sail alone non-stop around the world in the southern ocean. It dragged as a book, but was interesting enough to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/25/2011

    " The best sailing adventure book ever written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 5/10/2011

    " Another one of my favorite adventure stories. Another great feature of the book is that the author mentions several other books throughout, so you walk away with a list of books to read. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 12/29/2010

    " This history of a past Vendee Globe single-handed sailing race had some exciting moments. The characters blurred in my head somewhat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 3/14/2010

    " Sailing solo around the world is tough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jp | 8/11/2009

    " The rules of the Vendee Globe Sailboat race are simple. Sail from France, around Antarctica and back. Without stopping. Without an engine. Without resupplying. By yourself.
    As fast as you can. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 12/9/2008

    " being alone is the worst thing about be at sea for 6 months "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 10/27/2008

    " a lot of sailing jargon, but totally worth getting through to learn the story of these amazing people and their incredibly dangerous quest - won't look at the ocean the same way again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 7/21/2008

    " This was a very interesting story of the crazy people that sail alone non-stop around the world in the southern ocean. It dragged as a book, but was interesting enough to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/30/2008

    " Very interesting book about a race that I didn't even know existed. This race is similar (in terms of endurance and determination) to the Iditarod Race. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/14/2007

    " The best sailing adventure book ever written! "

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