Sailing Alone Around the WorldDownloadable Audiobook - 2012
Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April of 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46,000 miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum's own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage. Whether Slocum was more accomplished as a writer or sailor is hard to say. The adventures Slocum met aboard the sturdy yawl were harrowing. He was chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar; escaped a fleet of hostile canoes; was submerged by a great wave off the Patagonian coast; encountered Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego"; and foiled a nocturnal attack by savages by strewing carpet tacks on the Spray's deck.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., , p1992
Edition: Library ed., unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital