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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 Runge Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 "

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