In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean-alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents-both in the water and within herself.
Crossing Earth's largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us. She shares tales of the ups and downs of her voyage across the waves, while offering insights on how to find happiness through a meaningful and rewarding life.
©2013 Roz Savage (P)2013 Audible Inc.
"[Savage's] British accent adds a personal touch to her account of the joys and challenges of undertaking such a big trip. This first-person account displays her intimate maritime knowledge, as conveyed in the technical details of her trip." (AudioFile)
I wanted to like this a lot. I didn’t.
I could not identify with Roz from the outset, I could not empathise with her need to declutter, and in particular I could not appreciate her first act; that of getting rid of her husband. Now it may be that she wished to retain a certain degree of privacy and she chose not to present the full story, but she stands judged on what she has written, not upon speculation.
This is a shame, a real shame because in between all of the padding, all of the pithy philosophy, she does have a message that is worth listening too. She just takes too long to say it, and the delivery is less than perfect.
The producers should have re-record the sections where the stress, intonation and pauses of this self-narrated audiobook interfered with relaxed listening.
A very well narrated reading of Roz's incredible tale. Her very honest and humble recounting of the journey almost makes rowing solo across the Pacific sound easy! A highly recommended listen for anyone interested in Adventure / Environmentalism.
"I only listened to 1/3, so maybe it gets better?"
Narration is OK. I've heard some god awful narration so i couldn't put it in the 1 or 2 stars with that category of "unlistenable". Still, the narration was just ok.
Story really belongs in a much shorter book. I'm sure the story is actually very very good - but she draws it out with detailed accounts of things that we just don't care about hearing. There's a constant refrain about how she likes to eat clean & is forced to eat things she doesn't want to eat. It's exhausting to listen to mundane comments about how you don't like a certain type of food. I feel like I'm at my friend's house & her 5 year old is protesting that night's dinner.
Seriously, I have to believe this story gets better - but I can't make it through a minute longer.
"Sooo Enjoyable and informative!"
It was narrated by the author - you just experience it on a deeper level if its read by the person who experiences it first hand!
Too many!! - Two guys on plastic raft- The helicopter rescue- Over all sense and experience being in the middle of nowhere - loved it.
The general&over all amount of help / money and love produced by strangers to help Roz achieve her goals. It just shows you that if you put yourself out there, in a sincere and honest way, you will never find yourself to be alone.
"Inaudible, not de-breathed"
Poor quality recording: heavy breathing. Extremely annoying. Could not finish it.
Story itself contains large sections of useless information, plot seems missing and overall incoherent.
"What effort and dedication!"
Roz's personal account aids in the story and REAL FACTS regarding climate change. Not quite sea sick from realistic storytelling - amazing person!
Great story! I loved it! I recommend the book to everyone! I'm looking forward to reading more about Roz Savage!
Inspirational An incredible feat performed by a humble human being. She did not find meaning, she created a meaningful life. Bravo
Not only a good story and well read but gives the listener lots to think about too about the pollution of our oceans
"Way too heavy on hypocrticitical enviro-preaching"
I bought and read the book based on the book's summary. And the journey itself was interesting and she's also a decent writer so parts of the book were quite interesting. But there was way too much environmental preaching and (environmental) hypocrisy for my liking.
"Want to hear a great adventure,with a message too?"
She did IT! She did it and documented her adventure to boot! Roz's narrative give a huge bonus with this audiobook as well. Google the Pacific Ocean. That thing is huge! This woman is amazing! WOW! If you're an advocate or even curious about the plastic pollution and the ongoing problem with it in and on Earth's oceans, (and getting worse). LISTEN TO THIS audiobook. Give it to your friends and family too. Cheers to you Roz for your sharing and caring!
I love that the author read the book, and through her expression I was able to almost feel as if I were sitting next to her. Great voice and inflection for narration.
This was an excellent story of not only adventure but also one of how resilient people are. Roz experienced extreme situations and she describes how they made her feel but also why she did what she did and how it made her stronger. The book was well written and well narrated. I was just enthralled. I thank Roz for making my drive to and from work something to look forward to! I highly recommend this book.
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