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Publisher Description

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series tells the true story of his journey sailing alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

Stuart Woods had never owned more than a dinghy before setting out on one of the world’s most demanding sea voyages, navigating single-handedly across the Atlantic. How, at the age of thirty-seven, did this self-proclaimed novice go from small ponds to the big sea?

Now with a new afterword that looks back at how one transatlantic race changed his life, Woods takes readers on a spectacular journey—not just of traveling across the world, but of being tried in fire, learning by accepting challenges, appreciating the beauty of the open water, and living to tell about it.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2012
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
5
MB

Customer Reviews

Ddsssaop ,

Bad

This is just not a good book. It is billed as a memoir of a single handed race and it was at the 80% point in the book when he finally crossed the starting line. Inexcusable.

The rest? Endless trivia about learning to sail on a sailing dinghy and sailing on the 30' boat he wound up using in the race, which he ridiculously refers to as a "yacht".

None of the characters in the book were adequately described, including several women who came and went, pretty much at his beck and call. Maybe they were sisters or cousins since not a hint of physical contact or romance was ever mentioned.

Fortunately his works of fiction are good. We should all hope he sticks to that.

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