• Caught by the Sea

  • My Life on Boats
  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Caught by the Sea

By: Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
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Publisher's Summary

Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.

But what?

Gary Paulsen takes listeners along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance can be bliss. Also really stupid and incredibly dangerous. He tells of boats that owned him, good, bad, and beloved, and how they got him through terrifying storms that he survived by sheer luck. His spare prose conjures up shark surprises and killer waves as well as moonlight on the sea, and makes listeners feel what it’s like to sail under the stars or to lie at anchor in a tropical lagoon where dolphins leap, bathed in silver. Falling in love with the ocean set Gary Paulsen on a lifelong learning curve, and listeners will understand why his passion has lasted to this day.

©2012 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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"Slashes of humor help weather the rough seas in this memoir that will appeal to reluctant readers and boaters of all ages." ( Voice of Youth Advocates, starred)

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I really enjoyed this one! Gary Paulson carries you with him on his first boat adventures and disasters! You can really visualize his descriptions which makes it super interesting! He holds nothing back on his mistakes and successes!

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great book! loved it great narrator look forwa

great book good ending looking forward for more story to listin to great great book