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Good Old Boat Launches Nautical Audio Book Site

A new website,, brings the enjoyment of books on tape into the electronic age with 10 newly released seafaring tales. These audio productions have been created for boaters as well as for those who dream of life at sea.

The favorites in the initial audiobook offerings are the classics, such as Joshua Slocum’s Sailing Alone Around the World and John Guzzwell’s narration of his own best-selling Trekka Round the World. Other bestsellers are Jaja Martin’s narration of Into the Light, written by Dave and Jaja Martin, and Greg Smith’s narration of the philosophical book about his circumnavigation, The Solitude of the Open Sea.

Other books produced for sale on the website include three children’s stories by John Vigor, a classic tale of four boys who circumnavigated the eastern half of the U.S. 100 years ago, two novels of the thriller/detective genre, and a collection of 100 short musings and philosophical articles.

Available for download or on CD in two formats (MP3 or standard audio CD), these books can be played on iPod or similar players or on standard CD players. The stories are sure to make the drive to work or to the marina go more quickly and are just the thing to enjoy during a relaxing evening or an invigorating exercise session. Slip on your ear buds or turn on the stereo and hop aboard! has been created by Good Old Boat magazine as a way to preserve classic tales of the sea for a specialized niche of audiobook fans: boaters and those who dream of the sea. Good Old Boat ( was founded in 1998 with a focus on articles for the do-it-yourself sailors who are restoring, maintaining, sailing, and loving the fiberglass sailboats from the 1950s through 1990s.

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