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Full Circle: My Life and Journey

Narrated by: Lisa Coleman
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

When Ellen MacArthur set sail in her record-breaking solo circumnavigation of the globe in 2004, it was the culmination of a lifetime’s love for the sea and the fulfilment of an ambitious dream. Aged just 18, she was to sail her tiny boat around the coast of Britain single-handedly. It was the first of many astounding achievements. In 2009, Ellen shocked the public when she said she would be turning her back on competitive sailing to focus on the issue of sustainability.

How would the century’s greatest sportswoman turn her drive and ambition towards this seemingly impossible challenge facing humanity? This is not a book about just sailing; it is a story about hope and determination, about family and the ties that bond and drive us, and how one person can make a difference.

©2010 Ellen MacArthur (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Relentless, Persistence Personified

If you can dare to dream, that is half the battle won. Kids must read.

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  • NW
  • London, UK
  • 24-04-19

Unfortunately a little bit dull...

The first book ‘Taking on the World’ was completely brilliant but this one was disappointing. I think Ellen MacArthur is incredible and I totally support her views on sustainability but how this was presented in the book was not engaging at all. I got 3/4s of the way through this book and couldn’t focus any more-I really tried as she is obviously very passionate about this. The first half is good - however if you’ve read her first book it’s repeating quite a lot of that.

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Great two thirds. Last third irritating

The first two thirds about sailing were fantastic. Moved along nicely and you almost felt you was there on the waves. The last third turned into a school lesson on sustainability and how we can change the world for the better. Sorry but the poor have little choice and the rich are too busy driving around in their 4x4's to give a damn.

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Great story, fantastic performance!

Personal, passionate, unique and still very much relatable story with an equally high standard performer. Thanks to all who contributed, it is an important story.

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Simply Brilliant

A beautiful story with clear insights to start the journey to abundance. Thank you Ellen.

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A Little Samey

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If they hadn't read any of the other Ellen books then yes.

Do you think Full Circle: My Life and Journey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, I think of the three Ellen MacArthur books I've read / and or listened to its saturated the story.

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Full circle

Contains a variety of emotional tales. It's a good biography of a courageous, spirited lady. It tells of her 'down to earth' determination and compassionate sensitivity. Seeking adventure in her youth then facilitating sailing experiences to others with her charitable trusts and schemes.

Ellen had a conscience realisation that mankind is destroying the planet. She embarks on a very noble quest to educate and hopefully slow this destructive process.

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I enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • simon
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  • 13-04-13

Thoroughly inspiring !

Whilst we all can't be intrepid explorers this book is an inspiration to follow ones dreams and goals. Inspired me to take up square rig sailing with the www.tallships.org. Bravo!

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  • Charles
  • 21-10-15

Beyond winning

Winning is a moment in time. Ellen evolved from the dynamics of very demanding sailing at a young age to a journey without the destination of a finishing line. Both are good both are important. Well written. As a sailor who loves the open ocean both Ellen's books plays to that passion and this book to sustaining it.