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The Great Canoe Adventure

The Great Canoe Adventure [Kindle Edition]

James Plumley
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This is the story of four young students off on their first adventure together, to canoe 300km of the Loire in France. Camping on deserted islands and cooking on open fires this is a true outdoor survival trip.

"Alec passed me his knife and I slashed at the rope that tied our two canoes together. It was too late though, several barrels had already escaped and were heading down the river fast." Rarely did we make it over a weir without incident.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 100 KB
  • Print Length: 27 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: James Plumley; 1 edition (5 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006U6C2K4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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James Plumley only writes while on an adventure; recording the many peculiar things which occur when one leaves their 'ordinary' life behind. He writes not for recognition or the vast sums of money, but for the memories that can be relived over and over, bringing joy and laughter just from a few pages of text.

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1.0 out of 5 stars A diary without much information 4 Feb 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Sounds a great idea; 4 young people canoeing down in river in France. I was expecting some detail of the trip, perhaps some insight as to conversations but was merely left with an impression of what they ate and the fact they didn't wash too often.

In itself, not a bad start but it needs far more detail - some of the incidents at the weirs sounded promising, but not enough effort to build any tension. Basically, each time the canoe turns over, all the waterproof barrels fall out. The occupants swim after them to recover... and then they camp. There, I've ruined the whole book for you as that's about all you get.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Adventure 23 April 2013
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Very cryptic writing just copied from a very brief diary disappointed in how short this was could have done better
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If you expect an interesting, exciting and accurate description of canoeing the Loire valley, then this trite account is not for you. The "author" starts by describing doing his final end of term exam at uni. If this "book" is typical of his writing I would be most surprised if he passed!The writing is disjointed with no concept of past, present and future tenses. There are very frequent mistakes caused by relying on a spell-checker and not proof reading! It is a basic diary, poorly edited and padded with inane comments. Attempts at humour are juvenile and rely on toilet references. In many places it reads like a series of tweets cobbled together!
This is a diatribe of the food they bought,and meals they ate, sleeping or not, falling out the canoes, getting back in again, not washing, landing on river islands and sleeping in a hammock!
When I finished the "book" I was angry with myself for seeing it through to the end.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great Canoe Adventure 26 Nov 2013
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I really don't know what I was expecting Maybe the adventure was in actually doing it and not reading about it
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