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Seraffyn's European Adventure

Written by: Lin Pardey, Larry Pardey
Narrated by: Sonja Field
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Join cruising legends Lin and Larry Pardey as from England they proceed into the Baltic, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Germany. During their voyage they dealt with armed guards on the Polish waterfront who watched while the people greeted them with flowers and fruit. They weathered a fierce mast-under broach in a Baltic gale. And experienced great friendships found in harbors large and small.

Beautifully narrated by Sonja Feld, the New Street Nautical Audio edition of Lin and Larry's now classic book - the second in their famous Seraffyn series - will prove a pleasure for all sailors, even armchair sailors!

©1979 and 1997 Mary Lin and Lawrence F. Pardey (P)2014 New Street Communications, LLC

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like all other it is a great source of inspiration

thank audible for having sailing books in your collection. they are hard to find and great to hear

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  • Kathy in CA
  • 2018-09-08

Wonderful Listen Despite It Being A Tad Dated

This audiobook really gives you an idea of what it was like travelling around for extened periods on a very small "yacht" in the mid 1970's. The Pardeys, Lin and Larry, tell an engrossing story of what the day to day existence was like, the people they met along their journey, the incredible comraderie of fellow cruisers they met in the varioius ports and moorings, and much, much more. Sonja Field does a very pleasant, upbeat narration that adds to the enjoyability of the listening experience.

If you love the water and cruising, or if you are an armchair cruiser like me, this should be a really fun listen for you. I planned on getting another travel book by the Pardeys but am not so sure the other narrators would live up to my expectations after trying out a few samples. As far as this book is concerned, I give it a thumbs up!

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  • escapewheel
  • 2018-07-26

Wanderlust. This book will fuel it.

Such an easy listen, over much too soon. Luckily there are more stories from this great couple and their wonderful little ships.

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  • nemo
  • 2016-07-27

light story, painful narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

the usual for a reader of pardey's adventures story-telling: light, simple, easy listening

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the numerous snapshots of life in small ports in the UK, Scandinavia and the Iberian peninsula.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was painful to hear. The poor woman decided (or was asked) to render dialogs with foreigners in voice and accent imitations that were border-line insulting. Imagine old Englishmen speaking like decrepit morons, north Europeans speaking like a Mel Brooks parody of Nazis and easter Europeans speaking like KGB agents in cold war spy movies...