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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,097 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Greenlaw Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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In his number-one best seller The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger describes Linda Greenlaw as one of the best sea captains, period, on the East Coast. Now Greenlaw tells her own riveting story of a 30 day swordfishing voyage aboard one of the best-outfitted boats on the East Coast, complete with danger, humor, and characters so colorful they seem to have been ripped from the pages of Moby Dick. The excitement starts immediately, even before Greenlaw and her five-man crew leave the dock - and it doesn't stop until the last page. Under way, she must cope with nasty weather, equipment failure, and treachery aboard ship, not to mention the routinely backbreaking work of operating a fishing boat.

Displaying a true fisherman's gift for storytelling and a true writer's flair for both drama and reflection, Greenlaw offers an exciting real-life adventure tale filled with the beauty and power of the sea. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara Eakins | 2/16/2014

    " A lot of it was read on the plane from Austin up to Maine, but I finished off the last bits in Maine. Wonderful book! I'm looking forward to the other two. She writes in a very straightforward style on the parts about the month out catching swordfish, but is more "lyrical" in the "Mug-Up" chapters, which are more personal recollections, including how she decided that she wanted to become a fisherman. Although I think the best one was all about the superstitions of fisherman. Pretty funny stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trixie Fontaine | 2/15/2014

    " A fast read from a unique perspective. It's a homey book by a working woman (yes, she's got a degree too, but nothing about this book seems "literary"). I reeeeeeally enjoyed it and am sure any Deadliest Catch fan would love it, too (different kind of fishing, but same kind of stories). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 2/6/2014

    " A very fun book! Great adventure on the seas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Seals | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed this book so much I went and got her other one...Lobster Chronicles. It was not as good. Read this one-skip Lobster Chronicles "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Troy | 1/18/2014

    " This book was alright, but I honestly found it a bit dull and uninteresting. Her diatribe on overfishing being an issue manufactured by "do-gooders" really turned me off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C. | 1/14/2014

    " A great follow up book to The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Uguccioni | 1/10/2014

    " Nice book about the ocean and fishing in New England. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/29/2013

    " Great read - love her conversational style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/7/2013

    " True story about a woman swordfishing boat captain. Interesting look at something I knew nothing about "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abi | 10/24/2013

    " This book is WELL crafted! An honest, straightforward, creative, and beautiful story, told by a fishermen, and fishermen are the best of storytellers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 1/7/2013

    " Great story of one version of the modern day life at sea venture. I will read more of her writings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dimps | 8/20/2012

    " Super good book! It makes you want to become a fisherman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 5/22/2012

    " Awesome. Greenlaw's style is very readable and I loved the subject matter. All of her books are wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 5/6/2012

    " fasinated by greenlaws life and adventures "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marikka | 3/26/2012

    " I'm not a huge fan of non-fiction but this was enjoyable and interesting - and a quick read. It was fun to imagine what it might be like to sail in the middle of the Atlantic for 30+ days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jmjester | 2/16/2012

    " I liked this book very much. Greenlaw is quite a writer with a remarkable memory for detail. What kept this from being a five were occasionally detailed passages on fishing gear and the like that I could have done without, but others might find riveting. Overall, a pleasurable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Loftus | 10/27/2011

    " This book was written by the female fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm, I enjoyed the details about the everyday life of a small time fishing boat. If you liked Perfect Storm you will like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 10/16/2011

    " Definitely not as good as The Perfect Storm but Greenlaw tells some good fishing stories and writes very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Harris | 7/21/2011

    " I enjoyed the story that fit around the movie of the Perfect Storm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Gwozdz | 5/16/2011

    " Started off a bit slow, but I reached the last 1/3 and couldn't put it down. After reading "The Perfect Storm", it was nice to get the perspective of someone who works the life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethgentner | 3/23/2011

    " This was a great look at what really goes on! I love that it is a female perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 11/16/2010

    " Another entertaining read by Linda. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 11/16/2010

    " Linda brings her personal flair and love of all things fishing and ocean to her stories. She is an easy and enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 8/20/2010

    " This information about swordfishing was all so new to me. I had no idea. From a women's and swordfish captain's perspective was wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 7/27/2010

    " A decent read into the life on a fishing boat. Some of the stories were good, and she did open up to let the reader see both the good and bad in managing the guys on the boat along with Bob Brown her boss. I just never really connected with her, so there lies the three stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 6/22/2010

    " Maybe the best book on fishing I've ever read. Very cool. Many insights. What a crazy life! "

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About the Author
Author Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw is America’s only female swordfish-boat captain and was featured in the book and the film The Perfect Storm and in the Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line. She is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including The Lobster Chronicles, as well as two mysteries and two cookbooks coauthored with her mother, Martha Greenlaw. She lives on Isle au Haut, Maine.