Sailing Alone around the World

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joshua Slocum

Narrated By: Bernard Mayes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: September 2012

Duration: 7 hours 27 minutes


Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum's own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage of the Spray.

Whether Slocum was more accomplished as a writer or sailor is hard to say. His writing style is fast paced, witty, and exhilarating, an absorbing match to his harrowing adventures-adventures that included being chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar; escaping a fleet of hostile canoes; being submerged by a great wave off the Patagonian coast; an encounter with Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego"; and foiling a nocturnal attack by savages by strewing carpet tacks on the Spray's deck.

"[A] literate and absorbing yarn...A convincing tale of the intelligence, skill, and fortitude that drove a master navigator."-New York Times


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