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Louise Jolliffe

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  • Stop Drifting, Start Rowing

  • One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific
  • By: Roz Savage
  • Narrated by: Roz Savage
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too long, too worthy, and inadequately narrated

  • By Swing Swang on 10-12-14

powerful story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-08-18

powerful story. encourages you to analyse your own life and happiness and to believe in yourself and that anything is possible

  • Walking Home

  • My Family and Other Rambles
  • By: Clare Balding
  • Narrated by: Clare Balding
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

In Clare Balding's family, walking just took too long - she galloped through the countryside and she galloped through life. Then, in 1999, Clare took a call from a BBC producer looking for a presenter for a new radio series. "Do you walk?" she asked. "Well, I walk the dog...." That series, Ramblings, is still going strong - and Clare's caught the walking bug. Now she wants her family to share some of that pleasure. Her and her brother Andrew are determined to conquer the Wayfarer's Walk, a 71-mile route. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like I knew Clare as a friend

  • By Heidi on 31-10-14

Loved It!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-17

Loved it! inspirational thought provoking read. A great insight to Claire's life but also her enthusiasm & love for life is infectious. You come away wanting to better your own life!