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The Crossing: Conquering the Atlantic in the World's Toughest Rowing Race Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It is written honestly and candidly by both men and makes you feel like you are living the ups and downs with them!
This book gives you both sides of the story, and makes it very clear that Ben and James didn't always get on. The arguments, tantrums, bickering and resentments all make this a more honest account of their journey. I like the format of this book, in the sense that you get one account first, then followed on by the others, leading you to draw your own conclusions when sometimes they don't add up.
The actual race itself sounds amazing. The team were very underprepared and no-one thought they stood a chance of even starting, but somehow they made it. Then its all about the hard slog across the Atlantic including highlights of rowing with dolphins and the low points of capsizing in the night.
This is a great book, thoroughly recommended for anyone who is an armchair adventurer.
I was never popular of Ben Fogle from Castaway 2000, however since reading this book in just a few days my assumptions of him were changed dramatically. A must read for anyone who doubts the book will not be as good as this review makes out!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fantastic insight into an extreme challenge. Also, fascinating to understand how two very different personalities both clash and complement to achieve a great feat in extreme... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mr. C. Barclay
After getting stuck a few times reading this book at the beginning , reading about the idea of doing this and the "preparation" which at times was a bit long winded but the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Judith Benson
I didn't know much about either of these two, now I do. I like the way the book is written with two voices. Good to see how different people view the same situation differently. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Big Grey Hal
Great motivation for me reading this book while decorating the house. Decided if James and Ben could row two hours on two hours off for six weeks, I could do a bit of painting!. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Vivien Ogden
The crossing is an excellent book and is hard to put down. It is about tremendous courage and determination to achieve their goal by two guys that didn't know each other very... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Steve Scott