I loved listening to this and have recommended to many female friends. Part-memoir, part-feminist manifesto, it's entertaining and funny and challenges the perceived norm for women. Refreshing and empowering.
This is my favourite audiobook so far, I didn't want it to end. The narration is superb, bringing the characters to life. The story is a brilliant - it tackles US civil rights from an angle I hadn't come across before and does it with a humour and warmth that really engages. I will listen to this again.
I've had a soft spot for Ellen MacArthur for a while, I am similar age to her and was living in France when she completed the Vendee Globe 2001 - the French went crazy for her, it was exciting to see someone my age accomplish so much.
And yet I found the audiobook very disappointing, it was a good description of events but I wanted more from it - the passion, the fear, the feelings that are stirred up when a peer is in danger... to me that was all missing. I didn't warm to the characters around her - perhaps the audiobook lost something by not having the photos a book would.
What a shame.
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