The Plover

The Plover

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Declan O Donnell has sailed out of Oregon and deep into the vast, wild ocean, having had just finally enough of other people and their problems. He will go it alone, he will be his own country, he will be beholden to and beloved of no one. No man is an island, my butt, he thinks. I am that very man...But the galaxy soon presents him with a string of odd, entertaining, and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. The Plover is the story of their adventures and misadventures in the immense blue country one of their company calls Pacifica. Hounded by a mysterious enemy, reluctantly acquiring one new resident after another, Declan O Donnell's lonely boat is eventually crammed with humor, argument, tension, and a resident herring gull.Brian Doyle's The Plover is a sea novel, a maritime adventure, the story of a cold man melting, a compendium of small miracles, an elegy to Edmund Burke, a watery quest, a battle at sea-and a rapturous, heartfelt celebration of life's surprising paths, planned and unplanned
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014
[United States] : Tantor Audio : 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781494521981
1494521989
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--Adult
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 15 min.)) : digital

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ShasCho
Apr 05, 2017

This is *not* what you think it is.
Far from the usual solo sailor tale,
this startling and strangely beautiful book
gives us an extra-ordinary glimpse
into the hearts of ordinary people.

Plenty of sailing for the sealorn,
plus suspense, comedy, intimacy,
a host of unforgettable characters,
and lots of words applied and arranged
in crystalline geometries you've never seen before.

I subtracted half a star for the narrator;
who often seems unable to read the author's mood.
It's a pity, because his voices suit the characters beautifully.

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