I was unaware when I rented this title that it was published in the 1800s and the language is appropriate to that time. The reader's voice was monotone and put me to sleep so I have to confess that I didn't listen to the entire novel - in fact, I couldn't finish the first disc of which there were 8-10. If history and its characters are your thing, then listen away. I'm sure you will enjoy this selection.
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail alone around the world. It was a feat that made him the "patron saint" of small boat sailors everywhere. His voyage, retold in Sailing Alone Around the World, took place from 1895 to 1898. It made Slocum and his little boat SPRAY forever famous.