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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,688 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lynne Cox Narrator: Lynne Cox Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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An early-morning workout becomes an enchanting adventure when a record-holding swimmer reunites a baby whale and its mother. An inspiring, irresistible story for all ages, from the beloved author of Swimming to Antarctica.

It’s five o’clock in the morning and still dark. Swimming outside the wave break off the Catalina coast, training for her next long-distance swim (she has already crossed the English Channel twice), 17-year-old Lynne Cox senses that something is following her. She worries that it might be a great white shark.

Instead, it’s a baby gray whale, separated from its mother on their journey to the Bering Sea eight thousand miles away. Lynne needs to leave the water to rest, but she knows that if she does, the calf will follow her onto shore and die. To save its life, she must reunite mother and calf in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.

Miracles happen now and then. Sometimes we recognize them when they occur; sometimes it takes years of experience to understand. Looking back on that chilly morning, a beloved author and inspirational speaker shares her personal story of love, hope, loss, and faith.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mallory | 2/20/2014

    " The writer's experience with Grayson and her passion for the ocean is wonderful, but this book should be marketed for children. It is very simple to read and could have been written as a short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/7/2014

    " Very short but sweet little book about a girl who helps a lost baby whale while swimming in the ocean. What makes the book amazing is the story is true. I'm giving it to Max and Sophie to read as well. The author is rather flowery in her descriptions, but she has a palpable respect for the ocean. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Matt | 2/6/2014

    " This book is spilling over with just horrendous prose -- truly eyerolling and cringe-inducing metaphors litter every page. Thankfully, it's short. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally | 2/5/2014

    " Absolutely enchanting! one of those quick, deep, and thoroughly entrancing stories that is just long enough to leave you with that after glow of having read something truly important! "

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About the Author
Author Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox is an American long-distance open-water swimmer and writer. She has twice held the record for the fastest crossing of the English Channel, was the first woman to swim the Cook Strait in New Zealand, and was the first person to swim the Straits of Magellan and to swim around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. She is also well known for swimming in the Bering Strait in 1987, from the island of Little Diomede in Alaska to Big Diomede, then part of the Soviet Union. Cox also swam more than one mile in the waters of Antarctica, and wrote Swimming in Antarctica about the experience. She has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and lives in Los Alamitos, California.