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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,268 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joshua Slocum, Alan Sklar Narrator: Alan Skla Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Joshua Slocum’s epic solo voyage around the world in 1895 in the 37 foot sloop Spray stands as one of the greatest sea adventures of all time. It remains one of the major feats of singlehanded voyaging, and has since been the inspiration for the many who have gone to sea in small boats.

Starting from Boston in 1895, by the time he dropped anchor in Newport, Rhode Island over three years after his journey began, he had cruised some 46,000 miles entirely by sail and entirely alone.

Slocum’s account of his epic voyage is a classic of sailing literature, acclaimed as an unequalled masterpiece of vital yet disciplined prose. It will be welcomed by admirers of his legendary achievement.

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

    " The travel memoirs of Joshua Slocum, the first man to single-handedly sail around the world. The three years he took to travel 46,000 miles make for a suprisingly quick read. The book is all the more intriguing for what is not in it: 1) Slocum only received formal schooling through the third grade; and 2) On a subsequent voyage following the publication of this book Slocum was lost at sea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Peopleburger | 2/19/2014

    " Another Badass, and a helluva writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nick | 2/14/2014

    " It compares to Francis Chichester's Book. I'll be dipping into more true adventures as a result of this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura | 2/13/2014

    " This is definitely one of my new favorites! Well written account by the first man to sail around the world in a sail boat he built himself. The story takes place in 1895 and spans almost 4 years...a really good read about a very interesting person! "

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