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Publisher's Summary

For thousands of years, we have set out sailing for all kinds of reasons - for battle, for infinite wealth, for the excitement of exploring the unknown, and for escape from the mundane. We have always had a primal relationship with the sea - even those who have never been to sea remain fascinated by the seafaring life and tales of salty adventure. Now in a brand–new series collection, The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told brings together such diverse authors as Charles Dickens, Jack London, John Masefield, Stephen Crane, Herman Melville, and dozens more. Many of the writers featured here are instantly recognizable and have achieved deserved fame; others who are lesser known and rarely featured in collections take their rightful place on the shelves of sailing literature.

Lovers of the open water will certainly get their fill with this shimmering sample of sea tales that range from the ancient epic and biblical to contemporary. Whether you’re itching for a sailor’s peaceful life at sea, his epic conquest of the azure blue, or his own private descent into madness, this collection touches on the many aspects of life at sea. Even if you are enjoying The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told from the warm, dry comfort of your own living room, you are sure to be inspired by the colorful and stirring stories in this timeless collection.

©2011 Stephen Brennan (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Quaint little stories

Just interesting short stories with small little Le messages. Kind of like bed time stories for adults. I wouldn’t call it the best stories ever. Just some stories connected to sailing.

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  • J. Glemby
  • 2013-10-27

20hours of great fun....

Im not sure who gave this audiobook such a low rating,I must asume it was a error for so much high seas adventure and the best classic adventure at that.......very well told and all stories tracked perfectly,only a fool would dislike this...have fun with this one fellow audiobook travelers...

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  • harbormaster85
  • 2020-01-27

Couldn't finish this

The stories are rather short and pointless. They make little sense and are just dreary to listen to at all. I tried to get thru it all but could only get thru about 5 hours of it.

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  • Nelson Pidgeon
  • 2018-10-19

Don't bother.

I'm only about half way through so it could get better but I highly doubt it. These stories are mostly boring and in no way "the best sailing stories ever told" I found myself yelling at the narrator numerous times to get on with it. There were a couple that I could tolerate but overall these stories had a hard time holding my attention. Maybe if you're on a long voyage and all of your other mean's of entertainment are no longer available, maybe then these stories might have a degree of entertainment value.

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  • Stina_Kyle
  • 2022-03-04

Not the best or even close

if you're a fan of old school racism and misogyny you'll enjoy a good number of these. if not you'll have to skip a fair number of them.