Larry the Horrible Time Traveler: Andrew Coltrin
Larry the Horrible Time Traveler: Andrew Coltrin
To anyone interested in small-boat cruising and voyaging, the names Lin and Larry Pardey need no introduction. As world-girdling sailors who roamed the planet on a pair of small, engineless boats that they built themselves, the Pardeys established their hard-earned reputations by eloquently (and sometimes controversially) telling their stories through a series of best-selling books and manuals, and countless seminars and boat shows. They have been called the first couple of cruising and have remained true to their mantra: Go simple, go small, go now. And after 200,000 miles of cruising under sail, they ve demonstrated that the dream of voyaging over the horizon is not only attainable, it s affordable. The children of modest, middle-class families, their message of accessibility into the world of cruising of taking your own floating home anywhere has proved irresistible to tens of thousands of sailors. Lin and Larry Pardey became cruising royalty not solely due to their impressive deeds but also through their rare ability to share what they´d learned across multiple media. Seemingly every offshore cruiser knows who they are and what they represent. Or do they? In As Long as It´s Fun, the biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, Herb McCormick recounts their remarkable sailing career from their early days in Southern California to their two circumnavigations to their current life in a quiet cove in New Zealand. Through interviews with their families, friends, and critics, McCormick delves deeply into the couple´s often-controversial opinions, sometimes-tenuous marriage, and amazing list of accomplishments. As Long as It´s Fun is as much a love story as it is a sea yarn, and, like all such stories, it s not without complications...which makes it not only a sailing tale but also a human one. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Stamets. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017722/bk_acx0_017722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At once an inviting travel book and an insightful reflection on his parents´ marriage, Paradise is Larry McMurtry´s most original and personal work to date. In 1999, Larry McMurtry, whose wanderlust had been previously restricted to the roads of America, set off for a trip to the paradise of Tahiti and the South Sea Islands in an old-fashioned tub of a cruise boat, at a time when his mother was slipping toward a paradise of her own. Opening up to her son in her final days, his mother makes a stunning revelation of a previous marriage and sends McMurtry on a journey of an entirely different kind. Vividly, movingly, and with an infinite care, McMurtry paints a portrait of his parents´ marriage against the harsh violent landscape of west Texas. It is their roots - laced with overtones of hard work, bitter disappointment, and the Puritan ethic - that McMurtry challenges by traveling to Tahiti, a land of lush sensuality and easy living. With fascinating detail, shrewd observations, humorous pathos, and unforgettable characters, he begins to answer some of the questions of what paradise is, whether it exists, and how different it is from life in his hometown of Archer City, Texas. Filled with moments as strong and moving as any found in his novels, Paradise is a penetrating look at life and love from one of America´s most beloved writers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Bosco. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000051/bk_rhau_000051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lin and Larry Pardey´s first book, Cruising in Seraffyn, is credited with launching 50,000 dreams. This third book in the critically-acclaimed Seraffyn series chronicles their three years spent exploring Ulysses´ wine-colored sea. Lin and Larry paid for their apparent freedom by working along the way delivering and repairing yachts, and writing for magazines around the world. Seraffyn´s Mediterranean Adventure, originally published in 1981, will inspire and entertain listeners and show why the Pardey´s motto Go Small, Go Simple, Go Now may be more relevant today than it was 30 years ago. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clara Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033153/bk_acx0_033153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is your budget getting crunched these days? Do you want to fill the freezer with the food doctors recommend the most? Then get busy fishing...and more importantly, CATCHING, as Cap´n Larry Jarboe says. Larry will show you all of his time-tested tricks for deluding fish enough to jump right on your hook and in some cases, just jump out of the water and into your boat. With some downhome country entertaining, Larry also pumps out more fish stories and diving adventures in The Chesapeake: Tales & Scales, and The Chesapeake: Legends, Yarns & Barnacles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gene Blake. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013634/bk_acx0_013634_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
FOLLOW THE GLOBAL SAILING ADVENTURES OF JULIA AND HER CREW AS THEY DISCOVER THE WORLD AND THEMSELVES With his first mate and crew, amateur sailor Larry Jacobson embarked on a lifelong goal to circumnavigate the globe. The namesake boy behind the gate is a passionate romantic who, since childhood, yearned to discover what´s out there .... How do some people overcome fears and insecurities to manifest their dreams? What are the characteristics that allow them to completely transform their lives from one of stability to one of uncertainty and adventure? Don´t we all entertain ideas of reinventing ourselves, of having a chance to do it differently and by our own rules? Willing to risk all, Jacobson spent six years sailing into the unknown where the unrelenting oceans served as a teacher of seamanship, personal strength, and perseverance. In The Boy Behind the Gate, the author reveals those crucial steps that will motivate you to make your dreams come true. We are each given one great opportunity at life. What are you going to do with yours? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Jacobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000993/bk_acx0_000993_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tale of adventures, as Lin and Larry Pardey continue their voyaging on board their self-built 24´4´´ cutter. They cross the exotic sea that spawned Homer´s tales of Ulysses´ Odyssey, then sail through the strife torn Red Sea and across the typhoon tossed waters of the Bay of Bengal. In this book, fourth of the Seraffyn series, the Pardeys have reached a turning point in their lives - halfway around the world, eight years into a meandering voyage. Their routes had always been determined by the need to find the work to support their cruising life-style or the desire to see an island spoken of by some favorite writer. Now they have to decide whether to continue eastward, or turn back westward and complete the circle with a return to the place they once called home. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082850/bk_acx0_082850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I wanted to drive the American roads at the century´s end to look at the country again, from border to border and beach to beach... From earliest boyhood the American road has been a part of my life - central to it, I would even say. The ranch house in which I spent my first seven years sits only a mile from highway 281, the long road that traverses the central plains, all the way from Manitoba to the Mexican border...´´ - Larry McMurtry Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry sets out in Roads on an automotive odyssey exploring America´s highways and the culture that has grown up on either side of them. ´´My method, to the extent that I have one, is modeled on rereading; I want to reread some of the roads as I might a book,´´ he writes. Crisscrossing America in search of the present, the past and himself, McMurtry´s route is also his destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000030/bk_rhau_000030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.