Derek Sheppard is an avid kayaker with many years experience in buying, selling, and paddling all different kinds of kayaks. He has also introduced many novices into this great sport. Are you contemplating buying a kayak but you´re not sure where to start? You don´t want to be taken for a ride and you´re confused by the huge variety of kayaks out there? He was just like you when he first started out. ´´I have made every mistake possible when it comes to buying kayaks and accessories. There have been many regrettable purchases, with either the wrong equipment for me or falling for a sales pitch that cost me more than it should have. If I´d had this resource in the beginning I would have saved myself a lot of pain, heartache and money!´´ The fact is you don´t have to spend thousands of dollars on your first kayak to start enjoying yourself straight away. With the right kayak and paddle to suit you, kayaking will be fun and EASY from the very start. In this interview style audiobook, Naomi Janzen asks Derek every question you need the answer to. In his answers he covers every angle - boats and equipment, new versus used, online versus in-store, accessories - and the number one easily avoidable mistake everybody makes when buying a kayak. This audiobook is direct, clear and a fast enjoyable to listen to, so you can shop with confidence and get out there on the water ASAP in a kayak that is right for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Naomi Janzen, Derek Sheppard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010007/bk_acx0_010007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brady loves life on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends J. T. and Digger. But developers and rich families are moving into the area, and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about the changes. Tragedy strikes when the DiAngelos´ kayak overturns in the bay, and Brady wonders if it was more than an accident. Soon, Brady discovers the terrible truth behind the kayak´s sinking, and it will change the lives of those he loves forever. Priscilla Cummings deftly weaves a suspenseful tale of three teenagers caught in a wicked web of deception. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Danny Gerard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002473/bk_lili_002473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the still and cool hours before sunrise I have learned a few things about myself and God. It is my hope to share them with you, as I share the experiences which take place in my orange 15´ kayak. Take what you like and forget the rest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex More. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039459/bk_acx0_039459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
August 2014: I set my trusty 14-foot kayak in my lagoon. It was a rising tide heading south, and I had several hours before it reversed and dumped some 13 or more feet of water out of the inlet. Eld Inlet is approximately six nautical miles long. The southern two miles can be navigated only at high tide. It turns into a mud flat and a shellfish farm at low tide. At high tide it is a pristine waterway of immense beauty. I left my lagoon just as the fog was lifting. It gave me a mile of visibility and would continue to lift just as it did every day in the last half of August. I have never known the phenomenon of fog to be different in the last 25 years. Sometime at the end of August, it will just be cloudy all day. There will be sunny days in September and October, but the sun will never go so high in the sky or be as warm. The days will rapidly be darker and shorter until late December. Be that as it may, today was one of those luscious days of paddling and reflecting on the joys of summer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Colvin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033900/bk_acx0_033900_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lying down in a kayak to go under obstacles like a fallen tree across a creek is called ´´doing the kayak limbo´´. Our hero must access a secret saltwater canal by traveling through a bridge culvert in his kayak in order to go under a road to seek refuge from the violence of societal breakdown occurring all around him. It is said that if you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle. However, if you get stranded a thousand miles from home in the tourist section of Panama City Beach, Florida, by a solar storm without a car, asking strangers to help you survive or paddle is not much of an option. Far from home without a gun to defend himself with, Bob must find a way to get food and protect his possessions from would-be thieves in this post-apocalyptic world. Luckily, he has his fishing gear with him along with an inflatable kayak he brought on the airplane with him for recreation. Now his luggage has become his bug-out gear. Others want what he has, and he tries to flee the area to avoid them. Youth gangs take over the area where he resides. This audiobook will teach you a lot about survival crabbing as our displaced traveler practices the arts of being a master solo-kayak crabber to feed himself and other survivors in a grid-down world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119521/bk_acx0_119521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik´s life: ´´Don´t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.´´ No Barriers is Erik´s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest - from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Erik´s journey, he meets other trailblazers - adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists - who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking. Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent toward growth and rebirth. This program includes a bonus interview with the author and his climbing partner as well as a foreword read by Bob Woodruff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Bob Woodruff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002426/bk_aren_002426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Feel the adrenaline rush as Dave Norell plunges over huge waterfalls, gets lost in the Philippine jungles, and experiences carnage in Costa Rica. In need of medical attention, Dave and his extreme kayaking friends trudge through waist-high sugar cane fields full of poisonous snakes, in search of a road that hasn´t been washed out by recent flood-waters. Dave and fellow kayakers travel throughout Idaho, British Columbia, other parts of Canada and the US in their quest for whitewater adventure. Secrets are revealed, lessons learned, and life-long friendships are formed. This book has something for everyone, outdoor sports and recreation enthusiasts, as well as those who can relate to love and loss. Author Rae Ann Norell shares from the heart how she literally picks herself up off the floor to begin a journey no parent wants to take, after receiving a phone call telling her that her 24-year-old son Dave died while competing in a triathlon. Her journey from grief to eventual recovery and healing offers hope to those who have lost a child. Dave´s life inspires and his message shines through: live life to the fullest, pursue your passion and follow your heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Isaiah T. Silkwood, Rae Ann Norell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047321/bk_acx0_047321_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Honey Santana is determined to set up her own tour business, paddling tourists around the Florida Everglades in ocean kayaks. The result is a kayaking trip from hell, and an unplanned overnight stay on Dismal Key, one of the Everglades´ islands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/001569/bk_bbcw_001569_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After fishing in the Extreme Kayak Fishing Series Sailfish Smackdown, I learned a lot. Israel Dunn from Shoreboundhero.com and I traveled down to Pompano Beach, Florida, to compete. Even with all the research Israel and I did, there were many holes left in their knowledge. I wanted to fill the gaps for folks going offshore for the first few times. This audiobook contains all the research plus what I learned hands-on and puts it together for a short and fun listen. It walks through everything from packing, kayak selection, gear choice, launching, landing, and so much more! Get your copy today and be ready to go offshore in no time! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Spencer Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109454/bk_acx0_109454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I climbed into my orange plastic Kayak and zoomed off to the green shallows of Young Cove. Just what is it that makes paddling this waterway such pleasure? Sometimes I think it is the kayak music. That is the musical sound of the hull traveling through the water on a quiet day. It is constantly changing and it is always calming to me. As I come to the end of the cove I notice that there is no evidence of the shipwreck which had been rusting and disintegrating in the shallows for more than a decade. I don´t know who owned the boat, but it is like the couple thousand boats which are abandoned along the 2,000 miles of shoreline in Puget Sound. Somebody´s dream had died and the wreck became a persistent reminder of that failure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph B. Campo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034821/bk_acx0_034821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.