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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping account of Atlantic rowing race
This is the autobiographical account of James Cracknell and Ben Fogle's crossing in the Atlantic Rowing Race 2005/06 from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Both of them alternate in telling the story and sometimes recount the same incidents from their own very different perspectives. They seemed to enter the race in a fit of absent mindedness and their preparations were...
Published on 14 Oct 2006 by wenallt1

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2.0 out of 5 stars boring
Did not finish it as they both made such a fuss of their inability to get their minds sorted out and get organised. It was such a drag.
Published 1 month ago by C. Gavigan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 29 Mar 2014
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Fascinating read, both sides of the story told side by side on a really honest style, thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 27 Mar 2014
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Very enjoyable account of an incredibly difficult and ambitious undertaking, particularly as Ben had never rowed before. Kept me gripped until the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great inspiring read., 24 Mar 2014
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I really enjoyed this honestly well written book by two very determined likeable personalities. I have since purchased more books written by them which have also been really good.
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1.0 out of 5 stars NOT READ, 24 Mar 2014
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Some times reading time eludes me b ut I am still looking forward to read this story which i am sure
will be exillerating!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars GRIPPING!, 22 Mar 2014
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This book kept me from doing little else until I had finished it! It was totally absorbing from start to finish. Fantastic. Can thoroughly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic. Amazing., 22 Mar 2014
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This is a brilliant tale. Why they did not do more planning, training,thinking. The hardships . Near disasters, The highs (a few). How they managed to survive . Just amazing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A absolute must read, 21 Mar 2014
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I do not read very many books, but I just could not leave this book for long before picking it up again to see what was going to happen next to these two amazing men during their Atlantic adventure.
T. Plimmer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 21 Mar 2014
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This book had me captivated from the beginning,It was very exciting and you felt that you were on the boat with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Crossing, 20 Mar 2014
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An excellent read, could not put the book down. A real insight into the tremendous courage it takes to participate in such a grueling race. A must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!, 20 Mar 2014
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Took me a while to get round to reading this, but it's so honest and a great read. Really understood what an incredible achievement this was and have huge admiration for James and Ben.
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