©2002 Ellen MacArthur; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"Stunning and inspirational"
I am not normally one for biographies nor am I interested in sailing very much. With The Vendee Globe race about to start for 2008 I thought it would be interesting to hear about the race from one who has completed it. I am not sure what I was expecting, but this book gave me so much more. I was inspired by this young ladies tenacity, dedication and sheer determination. She is also clearly a talented writer. She moved me to tears on a number of occasions.
this one really touched a cord with me. I hope you enjoy t too.
What an example. Exciting, candid and without guile. The reader sounds exactly like Dame Ellen.
Great book and very well read.
Makes me want to get back into sailing now!
This was an honest and emotional book written by a very special lady. It was a gripping listen and an excellent choice of reader. I recommend this sailors and landlubbers alike and look forward to purchasing Ellen's next book.
Better than average + would be a good guide.
The feeling of adventure and Ellen's tenacity.
Yes - for inspiration
Ellen - she is so determined and honest
This book made me want to find my sea legs!
I've had a soft spot for Ellen MacArthur for a while, I am similar age to her and was living in France when she completed the Vendee Globe 2001 - the French went crazy for her, it was exciting to see someone my age accomplish so much.
And yet I found the audiobook very disappointing, it was a good description of events but I wanted more from it - the passion, the fear, the feelings that are stirred up when a peer is in danger... to me that was all missing. I didn't warm to the characters around her - perhaps the audiobook lost something by not having the photos a book would.
What a shame.
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