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F--k it All and Go Sailing: Everything You Need to Know to Use Sailing to Get Away from Life

Narrated by: Leanne Thompson
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

Are you tired of life? Ready to walk away from it all just for a little while? Do you dream of white sandy beaches and blue waters? 

It is time to say F--k it All and Go Sailing

Go find out where the sky meets the ocean. Take in scenic views of the mountains. Watch the whales as the spout water. It doesn't matter what you do as long as your phone is off, your stress is gone, and you get a break from life. 

Need to know more? 

This book is designed to help you sail away from it all.

From it you will learn:

  • All you need to know about sailing
  • The top places to go sailing
  • Nautical terms you NEED to know
  • Tips on how to find a boat for you
  • The latest developments in equipment
  • Safety guidelines
  • Sailing activities
  • How to maintain your boat
  • Worldwide rules
  • How to discover the best spots
©2019 Karen Kauffmann (P)2019 Karen Kauffmann

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Rubbish

No story to it. Just a whole heap of badly used and poorly defined terminology. Not worth a listen.

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Excruciatingly bad

This is almost impossible to listen to, I tried and tried again but had to give up.
The story, which to be fair is worthwhile appears to have been narrated by some sort of badly programmed robot. The grammar and punctuation are non existent, with words missed out, badly mispronounced and lacking any human structure or flow. It just does not make sense. I have listened to many excellent audible books, but never anything as bad as this. I can only assume it is some sort of programing error or trial as the author could never have approved this narration

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F*cking rubbish

Well, my sailing boat is three and a half hours away by car, so I get to listen to a lot of sailing books on audible.
This one is so bad that i turned it off after about half an hour, so maybe I never got as far as the "good bit".

There are at least two problems with this book. Firstly it seems to be narrated by a synthetic digital assistant with the 'characterisation' level turned all the way down. Its so bad that its really difficult to make out the words, partly becasue the grammer is f*cked as well. Secondly, when (or indeed if..) you do tune in to the distressed android shouting down a tunnel, the words they say, when re-arranged in to an order we generally recognise as similar to English, also turn out to be sh*t.

So I guess they're right - f*ck this and, save your money and go sailing instead. I'd like my money back + the thirty minutes of my life wasted on this.

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Absolute rubbish

If I could return this I would in a heartbeat. This has to be the biggest waste of time and I can't believe that anyone would actually waste their time writing such a useless book. Do not waste your money on this!!

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Clickbait

The book is essentially just a dictionary for sailing words and phrases for over an hour and a half...

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Do not purchase!!!

As a sailor i though this would be an interesting listen. Awful and the terminology so incorrect it was painful to listen to.

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Excellent detail

Excellent detail used in depicting all the elements of sailing are particular strengths in this book. Middle grade listeners will both learn from and enjoy this. And I, an adult, loved it, too.

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Very well done.

Very well done, lots of great information just a bit dry on the delivery. He makes a GREAT argument for at least practicing mooring while under sail without a motor. I will be practicing this from now on.

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Absolutely fabulous and delightful story.

Absolutely fabulous and delightful story. Its amazing the courage and determination of these people. If you like sailing and adventure this is a must listen.

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  • Louis
  • 20-02-19

Excellent book.

The description is accurate and explains many of the aspects of sailing for the beginner with pretty good detail.

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  • Evan Parry
  • 20-02-19

Good Approach.

There is so much terminology and concepts to know and quickly goes from one to another, expecting you to remember everything she has said as she builds upon it all. Highly recommended.

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  • Jamie Henderson
  • 20-02-19

Excellent!!!

Excellent!!! What I liked the most about this sailing that it was comprehensive in that it covered all areas of basic sailing in an organized but simple to understand approach.

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  • D West
  • 06-03-19

Word Salad

I have never written a review about anything in my entire life but couldn't help myself because I'm totally baffled by what I just listened to. This book comes nowhere near delivering on what's promised in the description. Should you make the same mistake I did, you will find yourself listening to a computer-generated voice running through a dictionary of sailing terminology, very little of which is helpful whatsoever. Further, the narrator (or computer) consistently mispronounces basic sailing terminology. "Gybe?" Really? I can't comprehend how the author listened to this and signed off on publishing such a train wreck on audible. Must have been one of those "F*** it" moments. The other reviews posted on this website cannot be about the same book, or perhaps I'm also missing something here.

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  • Riley Hunt
  • 20-02-19

Good listen.

A dream of mine is sailing in retirement and with limited knowledge, I'm reviewing all I can. This book was very basic and informative and completely enjoyable. Good, listen.

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  • Mikki Robinson
  • 19-04-19

horrible

Save the money and just look up nautical words yourself. The narrator cannot even pronouce simple english words. bad

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  • Sean Burgess
  • 22-02-19

Great book for the beginner!

Great book for the beginner! Good for sailors that need a brush up on spinnaker handling and reefing. Well done.

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  • Justin I. Perez
  • 20-02-19

Very informative and well taught.

Very informative and well taught. The author has the soul of a teacher and is completely in her element here. This audiobook will not disappoint.

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  • Snakes1982
  • 03-04-19

Boring and poorly written book that used an....

Boring and poorly written book that used an expletive to sell copies. Struggled to listen to the first chapter of this book without gouging my ears out with a spoon.

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  • Jose S. Hall
  • 22-02-19

good explain.

I can honestly say that as a beginner sailor, I learned a lot of stuff just by listening this book. I have come back to it multiple times and find it is a great refresher right before I head out on the water. Recommended.

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