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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Captain Joshua Slocum Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In 1895, when Captain Joshua Slocum completed the first solo circumnavigation on his 37-foot sloop, the Spray, no one believed it could be done. This firsthand account of Captain Slocum's remarkable voyage - 3 years and 46,000 miles - is full of adventures, dangers, and triumphs. Stormy seas, hostile natives, Moorish pirates, and even a bizarre meeting with President Paul Kruger of the Transvaal, who insisted that Slocum could never have sailed around the world, since everyone with the meanest intelligence knew the world was flat, make up the fabric of the most wonderful travelogue of all. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 2/16/2014

    " I've read it before online, but finally got the book. The illustrations are magnificent Victorian line drawings--lovely. Lots of lessons about solo vs. lonely, gratitude vs. ego. Even if you don't dream of the sea, it's a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 2/12/2014

    " Very good book that gives some insight on what it's like to sail single handed for long stretches of time. Can get a little technical at times, but that's not necessarily a negative. It does get a little repetitious towards the end when he's basically doing the same thing over and over again at different ports and islands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilynn Shea | 1/28/2014

    " enjoyed the hutzpah and diary of this 1898 one-man crew !! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lake Lady | 1/27/2014

    " actually not quite finished but close enough to meet my goal. Quite enjoyable reading with a quirky sense of humor in unexpected places "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 1/26/2014

    " I am a sucker for sailing adventures... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/20/2014

    " I'm sadly not in a mood for romance books right now (sorry Rachel! and the 30 books she's loaned me). I'm more into complete lack of romance and adventure stories. That's my life right now: no romance, one BIG adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 1/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this journal of a solo trip around the world in the late 1800's. Filled with engaging, vivid recolection of his experiences along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Harris | 12/29/2013

    " Sailing around the globe is a dream of mine. This trip has inspired countless other adventure seekers to attempt to circumnavigate the world. Some have been successful. Others have failed. Joshua S succeeded (and even built his boat from scratch and by hand) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/14/2013

    " If you love to sail, you'll like this book. Keep in mind it was written in the 19th century. All considered it is a great memoir, especially if you'd like to have sailed around the world in the 19th century. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 12/8/2013

    " This is the true story of the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a sailing ship. An amazing feat, but I did not love his book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brownguy | 11/30/2013

    " I love some old adventure time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 11/29/2013

    " I found this sea adventure in 1896-1898 profound and decidedly worth reading. Slocum's voyage in a 37 foot sloop he built himself, was the first solo trip around the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Marchiano | 5/21/2013

    " wajib baca nich buat sailorman... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 7/20/2012

    " He makes me want to take up sailing. What an adventure he must have had! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 4/3/2012

    " The book by Slocum is as great as always, but I thought the annotations were weak. So much more could have been done with history, with contemporary sailing, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/16/2012

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merinda | 2/16/2012

    " This really was an excellent little book that kept my interest all the way through. Perhaps he was a little crazy, but he and his little ship did it and the story of his quiet determination is a very excellent read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/6/2012

    " This book was exactly what I wanted it to be, and that is infrequently the case "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 11/4/2011

    " 1895, Joshua Slocum set out to be the first to sail solo around the world. It took me awhile to get into this book, lots of nautical terms. Then I discovered a glossary in the back. Big help. A very interesting person. I enjoyed his confidence and passion for the sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elijah | 10/29/2011

    " It gives me admiration for how much sailors can do with very basic boats and equipment and courage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Howell | 6/30/2011

    " A must read for anyone cruising or contemplating it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aneel | 5/12/2011

    " A good travel account. Made me want to learn to sail. Slocum makes it sound like, apart from a few rough patches, the trip was actually pretty easy. I think that's generally true of most travel. People believe it's harder than it is because the rough patches make the good stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/4/2011

    " An ex-boyfriend gave me this book and invited me to sail around the world with him. I never finished the book or the relationship. The journey would have ended with us stranded on a desert island practicing cannibalism.
    Beware Internet dating..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 4/10/2011

    " It's basically his log of the trip, but if you like books about sailing and the sea, it will keep you interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roybert | 4/7/2011

    " At least five books worth of story here. A wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 3/30/2011

    " The book by Slocum is as great as always, but I thought the annotations were weak. So much more could have been done with history, with contemporary sailing, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 3/11/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raymond | 2/20/2011

    " It was an interesting read. I wished the author would have went into more detail describing the places he visited. "

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