- File Size: 659 KB
- Print Length: 245 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 16, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004JHYMIG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
STORM PASSAGE: Alone Around Cape Horn Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
it afloat by bailing this 37-footer with a bucket, and yet bypasses excellent safe harbors for no apparent good reason --- well you have to come down on the side of insane. And yet..... And yet Webb Chiles, against all the evidence in this book, may not be any of these. I don't entirely understand what drove him to this, and in spite of trying, I cannot see myself in his shoes, but it is difficult to not give him credit for being very much his own person. And that may be enough.
If you're a sailor, you will hopefully not approve of his approach, but you will benefit from his experiences, his mistakes, and his honest ruminations on life, love, and the sea.
Webb becomes likable due to his now humble attitude and his hell-bent determination to fulfill his quest. His exploit is nothing short of admirable, courageous and insane. I am not so much impressed with his skills as I am with his determination, stamina and ability to endure the un-endurable. The book is an eye opener for those who think circumnavigating is anything short of prolonged misery, disappointment and exuberance all at the same time.
The boat is a poorly engineered, poorly built vessel and I wonder if the quest would have been easier in a better built, better engineered boat. I think I recall the manufacturer mentioned once early on in the book but I cannot definitely recall. I absolutely do not know the model or size of the boat and only want to know the brand name so I can steer well clear of it when I am in the market to buy another boat.
A great read, captivating and hard to put down.
Although at times his descriptions are too long, I skipped very little and quite eagerly read right to the end.