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Sailing, Yachts and Yarns Audiobook

Sailing, Yachts and Yarns

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Publisher's Summary

Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a selection of Tom Cunliffe's funniest, wisest and most thought-provoking writing from the pages of Yachting Monthly. Tom's love of language and sense of humour shine through as he recalls the wealth of sinners and saints he has met on docksides from Southampton to South America, Greenwich to Greenland and Newtown to New York. He has a gift for capturing the magic of sail and finding pearls of practical wisdom in the most unlikely nautical adventures. Sailing, Yachts and Yarns is a lively miscellany of a wit, wisdom and wonder.

It will make you laugh and make you think - and make you want to cast off to enjoy the delights of life afloat.

©2012 Tom Cunliffe (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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    Keith 07/07/2014
    Keith 07/07/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining, light hearted and intersting"
    What made the experience of listening to Sailing, Yachts and Yarns the most enjoyable?

    If you're a cruising sailor, you'll appreciate many of the situations that the author describes.


    What does Tom Cunliffe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Being the author, Tom Cunliffe reads the stroies in the way that head wrote them for PBO and engages you in how he felt at the time


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Although you don't need to , being an anthology of shorter stoies, it is well enough read and entertainingenough that you could easily listen to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book for people interwsted in sailing. You don't need to be an experienced sailor to 'get' the humour, however and it is well read. It takes a light-hearted look at some of the situations the author has found himself in over many years of sailing yachts all around the world, both porfessionally and for pleasure. he doesn't take himself too seriously and each story will have the you putting yourself on the boat with him.

    A light easy going listen. Thoroughly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Big Ayd Surrey, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Big Ayd Surrey, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Listener Since 2009
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    "Good time passer"

    One of those books that works great to have on in the background on a long journey. Personally I didn't find anything that wanted to make me listen as the only thing I did but it was a great companion in the car for a few days and I did learn quite a few things.

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    Mark Liverpool, United Kingdom 11/10/2012
    Mark Liverpool, United Kingdom 11/10/2012 Member Since 2016
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    "As expected"

    Expected a humorous well delivered series of yarns and that is exactly what I got well done Tom very easy listening. Now stop reading your own reviews and get on with some more audiobooks.

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  • Jimmy R. Stewart
    S/V Adamantine
    19/02/15
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    "A jolly good collection!"

    Here here, God save the queen!
    Highly recommended.
    A grand collection of Tom's opinions, of which I agree on every one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Roy
    Mawson Lakes, South Australia
    15/06/16
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    "Nice turn of phrase"

    Very interesting information delivered with typically dry English humour. Fires up the adventuring spirit. Sounds like his wife is quite the capable adventurer in her own right.

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  • Amazon Customer
    Ireland
    18/04/16
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    "very enjoyable will listen to again"

    very enjoyable and will listen to again and again as it has lots of entertaining tales. Tom is a very down to earth person and I now feel I know him personally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vilai Morrison
    08/03/16
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    "Great Stories"

    The stories were interesting and entertaining, but made even better by the author himself doing the narration. Well done Mr Cunliffe!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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