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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Greenlaw Narrator: Linda Greenlaw Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Linda Greenlaw hadn’t been blue-water fishing for ten years, since the great events chronicled in The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean, when an old friend offered her the captaincy on his boat, Seahawk, for a season of swordfishing. She took the bait, of course, and thus opened a new chapter in a life that had already seen enough adventure for three lifetimes. The Seahawk turns out to be the rustiest of buckets, with sprung, busted, and ancient equipment guaranteed to fail at any critical moment. Life is never dull out on the Grand Banks, and no one is better at capturing the flavor and details of the wild ride that is swordfishing, from the technical complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather and waves to the sheer beauty of the open water. The trip is full of surprises, “a bit hardier and saltier than I had hoped for,” but none more unexpected than when the boat’s lines inadvertently drift across the Canadian border and she lands in jail. Seaworthy is about nature — human and other; about learning what you can control and what you do when fate takes matters out of your control. It’s about how a middle-aged woman who sets a high bar for herself copes with challenge and change and frustration, about the struggle to succeed or fail on your own terms, and above all, about learning how to find your true self when you’re caught between land and sea. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/4/2014

    " This is the third or fourth book by Linda Greenlaw that I've read. While I'd have to say it's not the strongest of her stories, she has such a gift for story telling, even a subject revolving around commercial fishing becomes a page-turner in her hands. Linda's style is conversational and clean - as ship-shape and straightforward to read as I imagine the boats must be that she so capably commands. In "Seaworthy," she returns after a ten-year absence to her first love, fishing for swordfish off the waters of Newfoundland. The ins and outs of finding competent and compatible crew, dealing with a temperamental old boat, and coping with a deck swamped with thrashing sharks, all pale in significance compared to a run-in with Canadian Fisheries officials. In my opinion, you can't go wrong reading any of Linda's books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy Elizabeth | 1/28/2014

    " Wonderful - 10 years after The Perfect Storm and writing some great books she returns to the sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Losier | 1/28/2014

    " Benefitted from her desciption of her management techniques, and her aproach to the job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Doug | 1/18/2014

    " Too much introspection, not enough returning to the sea. "

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