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.
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.
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.
Including stories from paradise and hard-won lessons in seamanship,Taleisin´s Tales reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on the second boat they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book includes details from outfitting, provisioning, and final detailing during the early months Lin and Larry spent getting to know their new bluewater cruiser, as well as moments of melancholy as they let go of attachments to their first trusty boat, Seraffyn. The story takes the listener through those initial cautious 1000 coastal miles between California and the Sea of Cortez, discussing everything from sail handling to dinghy racing to the relative luxuries of bicycles and a custom-built sitztub. It reveals surprising and pleasant engagements with other sailors and locals along the Baja Peninsula. Then it launches the listener across the Pacific, sailing with the Pardeys on Taleisin´s first offshore leg to French Polynesia, through the Cook Islands and Tonga, and on to New Zealand, where they eventually made their new home. If there is a lesson to be gained from listening to Taleisin´s Tales, it´s that slowing the pace and taking each day as it comes brings unexpected moments of clarity and joy. And that sailing across an ocean on a small boat is not easy but, with the right partner and attitude, can be beautifully rewarding. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Murillo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072345/bk_acx0_072345_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs South Dakota announced in 2011 that it now has discovered 60 specimens of prehistoric animals in this unique paleontological site. This is where, more than 26,000 years ago, large Columbian and woolly mammoths were trapped and died in a spring-fed pond. Now we visit the in-situ site. Dr. Larry Agenbroad, founder of the site, is our guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Streeter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000433/bk_bigh_000433_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park is the story of two Southern Californians embarking on the adventure of a lifetime - moving to Japan to participate in the construction of the Universal Studios Japan theme park. Join authors Larry K. & Lorna Collins on an odyssey into a foreign culture, where they are often misunderstood and frequently confused. Discover the challenges and frustrations of building a world-class entertainment venue outside the US. Enjoy the adventure as they discover the beauty and the people of Japan. Share their laughter, tears, surprise, and final triumph as the park is completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Meet fascinating characters like Jurassic Jack, the Nihon Cowboy, and Dote-san through their eyes. 31 Months in Japan: The Building of a Theme Park combines interesting details and behind-the-scenes descriptions of how magic is made in the entertainment industry with funny and touching personal remembrances. The stories will be of particular interest to those visiting or intending to live or work in Japan, people doing business with the Japanese, theme park aficionados, and anyone with a sense of adventure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Farrier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116313/bk_acx0_116313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn the best and most affordable places to retire in Florida in under an hour! In Best Places to Retire: The Top 15 Affordable Towns for Retirement in Florida, you´ll learn about the most ideal places to retire in the Sunshine State. There´s no mistake why Florida is such a highly desired retirement location. From its favorable tax structure to its sunny-year-round weather, Florida is a perfect place to consider retiring. Listen on to learn about 15 of the best destinations to retire in Florida. We´ll review why each spot is a great place to retire, the local community, and general demographics of each region. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Why Seniors Choose to Retire in Florida Twelve Questions to Ask Yourself When Thinking About Retiring in Florida Fifteen Great Places to Retire in Florida Conclusion 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Wayne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038776/bk_acx0_038776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.