The hilarious and true story of two senior-citizens and their whippet dog who hatch, plan and carry out a “lunatic scheme” to sail from Stone in Staffordshire to Carcassonne in the South of France.
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Terry Darlington was brought up in Pembroke Dock, Wales, during the war, between a flying-boat base and an oil terminal. He survived and moved to Staffordshire, where he founded Research Associates, an international market research firm, and Stone Master Marathoners, a running club. Like many Welshmen, he is talkative and confiding, ill at ease with practical matters, and liable to linger in pubs. He likes boating but knows nothing about it.
Following the publication of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, Terry, his wife Monica, and their whippet Jim planned to sail the Phyllis May down the Intracoastal Waterway from Virginia to Florida—an adventure which, should they survive it, will be the subject of their next book, Narrow Dog to Indian River, coming from Delta in 2009.
In a narrow boat built strictly for inland canals, two British retirees and their whippet sail across the English Channel, into the Mediterranean, and up to Carcassonne, France. Having committed to the journey in a barroom dare, the husband believes his honor is at stake. Steve Hodson reads the first-person account as if it were his own. He captures every accent, from Oxford English to Schwabishe German, without flaw. Hodson also conveys the understated British humor making up most of the story, keeping the listener laughing throughout. Wry asides about the whippet's sex drive and fear of water mix with horrifying tales of storms at sea and social gaffes at the dock. One never knows what the travelers will next encounter, and never wants the story to end. R.L.L. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2007 Audies Award Finalist © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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