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The Cruise of the Snark

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The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes:

Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it.
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Chapter I -- Foreword


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Chapter II -- The Inconceivable And Monstrous


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Chapter III -- Adventure


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Chapter IV -- Finding One's Way About


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Chapter V -- The First Landfall


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Chapter VI -- A Royal Sport


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Chapter VII -- The Lepers Of Molokai


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Chapter VIII -- The House Of The Sun


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Chapter IX -- A Pacific Traverse


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Chapter X -- Typee


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Chapter XI -- The Nature Man


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Chapter XII -- The High Seat of Abundance


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Chapter XIII -- The Stone-fishing of Bora Bora


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Chapter XIV -- The Amateur Navigator


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Chapter XV -- Cruising in the Solomons


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Chapter XVI -- Beche de Mer English


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Chapter XVII -- The Amateur M.D.


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Back Word


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Too many readers

(3 Sterne)

the amount of narrators on this book is a tattoo many, and disrupts the flow of the story. I say this in the knowledge that those reading the book of volunteers, to whom I am grateful; Beggers can't be chooses.

knowledge on the road

(5 Sterne)

I love this app, my commute is about 2 hours a day and now I can listen a broad library of classics from the literature anywhere.

loved it!

(5 Sterne)

As good and enjoyable as White Fang or To Build a Fire. Now ... can't wait to get hold of Charmian's version!

Wonderful story

(5 Sterne)

Thoroughly enjoyed the story...although definitely not the best narrators. But all in all highly recommend to all who enjoy sailing adventures.

ok read

(4 Sterne)

Not my favorite London read. Too many descriptors and not enough thrilling action like many of his other books.

A great read!

(5 Sterne)

Great armchair voyage with jack london and his wife charmian. funny and interesting. Reader is perfect.thanks vols!

(5 Sterne)

another great story from Jack London. you have to read it if you like ocean and adventures

To be listened to by ones familiar with nautical terms!

(3 Sterne)

Jack London is a survivor!