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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (82 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abby Sunderland, Lynn Vincent Narrator: Jaimee Draper Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was pitch-black out and whitewater was crashing over the boat. The wintry wind screamed across the deck, and I could tell it was now holding up near fifty knots. Imagine standing on the roof of a car that’s driving down the freeway. That’s how hard it was blowing.

At that moment, a huge gust hit the mainsail like a train. The boat heeled over to port as if a giant hand had smacked her down, and I tumbled over the top of the mainsail toward the water…

Abby Sutherland grew up sailing.

When Abby was thirteen, she began helping her father deliver boats and soon was sailing solo. She loved being on the open ocean, the spray in her face, the wind in her hair. She began to dream of sailing the world.

But fewer people have successfully solo-circumnavigated the globe than have traveled into space. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limit.

In Unsinkable, you will follow Abby into the depths through a gripping and evocative firsthand account that starts prior to her departure, travels through her daring (and sometimes near-death) encounters on the open sea, to her dramatic rescue in the remotest part of the Indian Ocean. Today, when the most productive thing a teenager may do is play videogames, Abby’s courage and tenacity shows us all what can happen when we choose to challenge our own limits, embrace faith, and aim for what our critics say is impossible.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maureen | 1/16/2014

    " Glad I read the book. A lot of sailing terms however. It was very interesting to see how this young courageous girl embarked on this journey and survived! Quite the motivating book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brooke | 10/30/2013

    " This book was really good! i loved it! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Unpredictable | 1/20/2013

    " This book says a lot about hope and the power of will "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by M Hill | 12/23/2012

    " Preachy at parts, but overall an interesting read-I'm 15 and Abby is very brave. She made the decision on her own, and it's fantastic that she's chasing her dream. "

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About the Author

Lynn Vincent is the author or coauthor of ten books, which have sold more than twelve million copies, including the New York Times bestsellers Heaven Is for Real and Same Kind of Different as Me. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly World magazine and is a US Navy veteran.