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Unsinkable: A Young Woman's Courageous Battle on the High Seas
4.4 out of 5 stars with 160 reviews
It was pitch-black out and white water was crashing over the boat. The wintry wind screamed across the deck, and I could tell it was now holding up near 50 knots. Imagine standing on the roof of a car that's driving down the freeway. That's how har
4.9 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
A charming early memoir of midlife by the best-selling author of Mayflower and In the Heart of the Sea, recounting his attempt to recapture a national sailing championship he'd won at 22.
"There had been something elemental and all consuming about
Eurisko Sails West: A Year in Panama
4.6 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
"As the turquoise glow of Round Reef faded and the island became a ship's outline, anchored, promising to be there if we ever needed to come home, I said a silent goodbye. Beneath the nervousness was a bit of heartache, too. Leaving home is never ea
Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.
4.7 out of 5 stars with 185 reviews
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara set the world record for the sport, surfing a 78-foot wave in Nazare, Portugal, in 2011, a record he smashed two years later at the same break. Propelled by the challenge and promise of bigger, more difficult waves, t
No Limits: The Will to Succeed
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.7 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
For years the world has followed his progress, from teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens, and now as a living Olympic legend in Beijing with a peerless record of gold medals, more than any Olympic athlete throughout history. In
Love with a Chance of Drowning: A Memoir
4.7 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
New love. Exotic destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What could go wrong?
City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexp
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
4.2 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out.For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.4 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes listeners across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides.
In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for
Find a Way
4.4 out of 5 stars with 61 reviews
On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in 53 hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on
Blue Water, Green Skipper: A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic
4.4 out of 5 stars with 256 reviews
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 37, did this self-proclaimed novice go from small ponds to the bi
Salt, Sweat, Tears: The Men Who Rowed the Oceans
4.1 out of 5 stars with 182 reviews
Fewer people have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean than have climbed Mount Everest. Adam Rackley is among them. For 70 days, he and his rowing partner ate, slept, and rowed in a boat seven meters long and two meters wide, in one of the world's most e
In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.7 out of 5 stars with 186 reviews
In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his longtime friend and surfing companion, Christopher, who had vanished into the depths of Central America.
In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Christopher's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, and the waves he caught and lost en route to
Surf Is Where You Find It
4.7 out of 5 stars with 76 reviews
Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport - surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand up paddle (one of the fastest growing water sports in the world), now shares his stories about
Sailing Alone Around the World
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.1 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
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
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
4.5 out of 5 stars with 232 reviews
A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times best seller Shadow Divers.
Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. While he was at large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th century, Bannister's exploits would have
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
4.1 out of 5 stars with 202 reviews
The #1 New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of '36, broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race.
Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.5 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
From one of Outside magazine's ''Literary All-Stars'' comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.
In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the
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