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Seventeen Seas by [Elsmore, Bronwyn]
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About the Author

Bronwyn Elsmore is a New Zealand writer who has written over a wide range of genres, fiction and non-fiction, and is the author of a large number of published works – books, short stories, articles, and more; with plays staged in New Zealand theatres. She has won several short story competitions, playwriting competitions, and earned other writing awards. She has a Ph.D. from Victoria University of Wellington and has also written academic works. She lives in Auckland, where she is a full-time writer, now preferring to write fiction and plays. See www.flaxroots.com

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  • File Size: 2753 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0087B76TC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #610,359 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the story of an ocean voyage - a voyage of discovery through cultures that takes the voyagers half-way round the globe. Intertwined with astute observation and humour the author questions the travelers' direction and the evolution of their own culture.
Readers who have been on a cruise liner will recognize and laugh at the carefully drawn characters and comic situations the author has generated.
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If you are a cruiseaholic, never been on a cruise, would like to go on a cruise, have never thought about a cruise or never ever intend to go on a cruise ship this is a book for you! The antics of the aptly named passengers are described with wit in an easy to read style.I am sure everyone will see portrayed someone they know or have met. A great travel book.
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This is an original approach to what might be called travel literature, but it is creative and sarcasti,, following the voyage from New Zealand to England of an odd assembly of different characters on a lengthy cruise.
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While I was on a long cruise I asked the book club why there weren't any books about cruising. The group recommended Seventeen Seas by Bronwyn Elsmore, who happened to be on the ship. It was fun to read a book based on a similar cruise. Because I am American, and a minority on a cruise based out of Australia, I especially enjoyed the author's point of view as a Kiwi from New Zealand on a ship that was based out of the United Kingdom. I have recommended the book both to my friends who cruise as well as people who have never cruised and would like to. This book gives a realistic view of what cruising is like in a fun and fictionalized manner.
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This book takes a different approach to books about cruising (not that I've read that many), and you can tell it is based on careful observation of real people and places by someone that has spent time cruising. However, its not a factual account of a cruise - more fiction based on fact. It is dryly humorous too, which I like, gently poking fun at (but not lampooning) some of the situations and people onboard as well as off the ship. It also offers interesting viewpoints on the many countries and cultures encountered through eyes of the characters in the book. It really quite a fun and enjoyable read, and one I'll keep on my Kindle and read again sometime.
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Seventeen Seas by Bronwyn Elsmore

Seventeen Seas is a non-fiction book that tells stories of a recent cruise. from New Zealand to the United Kingdom. The stories told are real, the places visited were told from the point of view of each character. That was very enlightening.

I liked the stories and felt the photos added more to the story. It helped me get a visual on what I was reading. The fact that Seventeen Seas is a true story was very appealing to me. As I never have been on a cruise, I found this read quite enjoyable. I recommend to readers of all genres.
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I'm not sure what I expected from this book. I thought it was going to be a happy, humorous and lighthearted story of life on board a cruise ship. Somehow I just couldn't get into it. The story dragged and slowed down in so many parts that I skipped whole sections and put the book down. I was bored! The most enjoyable part I got out of it was the "nicknames" awarded to passengers and the most interesting part was the one section on Egypt. I've only taken a couple cruises but had so much fun and enjoyed the travel so much that I just can't understand why this particular story of a cruise didn't hit it. Hope someday to cruise on this ship and see for myself. I do appreciate the opportunity to have read the book. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Ok, but too wordy. This book was interesting at points, but also seemed to drag in others. I think it had too many characters, and would have preferred it to have less and develop their experience. I kept getting confused who was who, but maybe it was just me.
* I was given a free cope of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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