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Jason Lewis
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Dark Waters (the Expedition Trilogy, #1)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  88 ratings  ·  17 reviews
He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia's Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado, and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border. The first in a thrilling adventure trilogy, D ...more
ebook, 246 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Billyfish Books LLC
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Every journey is an opportunity for personal growth, so when I read a travel memoir, I want to know the opportunity wasn't wasted. Jason Lewis didn't disappoint my expectations. Reading "The Expedition: Dark Waters," you share the days of monotony and moments of terror as Lewis and his friend Steve Smith pedal across the Atlantic, then you see America through a Brit's eyes as Lewis continues westward on rollerblades. Along the way, he shares what went through his mind during all those days of tr ...more
Tom Allen
If the word ‘epic’ could only be granted only to a single feat of human resilience and determination in the context of an expedition, there’s little doubt that Jason Lewis’s would be a top candidate. In 1994 — the year I started secondary school, aged 11 — Jason, along with university friend Steve Smith, began an odyssey around the world that would take no less than fourteen years to complete.

The scale of the journey that unfolded was immense. The pair met at university during Thatcher’s reign.
Maggie Tumenbatur
Fascinating. Look forward to read the sequence.
The Times said : " we see a man who is- as Mowgli put it in The Jungle Book- prepared to pull the whiskers of death."

And Jason Lewis tells us himself:
"When the way ahead is clouded with uncertainty,the safety net is gone,and every iota of logic is howling at you to give it all up and go home,that is the time to push on regardless,surrendering to the free fall of not knowing.for the universe has an uncanny habit of responding to such blond leaps in
Clive Mccartney
The most remarkable non-fiction book I've read in a long, long time. Must, absolutely must read.
This is the true story of the first person to circumnavigate the globe using only human power. Extremely underfunded, the first third of the journey (which this book covers), is fraught with obstacles, yet Lewis and his partner are determined and willing to do what it takes. What ensues is at turns harrowing, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of hard-won insight into human existence. Stories of true adventure are often worth reading even if not well written. Fortunately for us, this book was not on ...more
From Susan Reep: What an interesting story - and so well written! It's almost as if this guy pedaled a boat across the Atlantic Ocean by accident which makes him incredibly stupid, lucky, brilliantly talented, ridiculously naive, or a combination of the above. It's like when your friend says, hey, let's go camping and you've never been, have no gear, and are woefully unprepared but you say yes and somehow you figure it out - but this is so much more than camping. Your friend says hey, let's circ ...more
Oliver Neubert
What an overwhelming story. It is not only about an incredible journey, but also about a deeper thought process, about finding what is really important in life and what life is all about.
"A human-powered circumnavigation of the globe ..." the endurance, the doubt, the pain and suffering, the suspence, the adventure is beautifully described in a nothing held back approach which brings the reality of the journey to the reader. But what really got me into this book was the question: "Life. How to
It should be no surprise that the first part of Jason Lewis' Expedition Trilogy is a thrilling adventure. If you have read the book's description, you should understand how exciting Lewis' journey has been. What is surprising - and what makes this book so worthwhile - is that Lewis is actually a very capable writer, and a fantastic storyteller. His prose flows with equal parts self-depracation, humility, and hubris, and his journey has as many laugh-out-loud moments as nail-biting suspense. Alon ...more
Pekka Aalto
Written very dramatically, like it is cool to get in trouble. Who would go to round the world without spare parts? - Totally idiot. On the other hand it was not either boring.

Kirjoitettu liioittelevaan sävyyn. Vain uusavuton ihminen lähtee kiertämään ilman maapalloa ilman elintärkeitä varaosia. Toisaalta ei tämä nyt aivan pitkästyttävä ollut.
Compelling adventure story that I couldn't put down evetually. I wasn't crazy about the rather disjointed and abrupt beginning but after that, I was all in. Great read! Be sure to have copy of volume 2 before finishing volume 1!!!
So good I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read Part 2!
James Hanson
Frank and captivating account of an incredible journey, at least the first part of the journey. The author comes across in a bit of a this-is-how-to-live-your-life arrogant way at times, but he certainly demonstrates the power of mind over matter in such an epic undertaking. His account is witty, honest and genuinely thought-provoking, particularly in terms of questioning one's purpose in life. Shame the rest of the journey hasn't yet gone to print!
Deidre Link
This author is a guy I would like to get a beer with sometime - funny, and adventurous (such an understatement!). But I thought the middle of the book dragged a bit (while they were crossing the Atlantic). After reading until the end though, I'm curious to see what happens next!
Dorothy Olivier
Dark Waters is a true story written by Jason Lewis, who is recognized as the first person to circumnavigate the globe via man power only. Not only is the story of the journey amazing, the book is a great read; sometimes funny, always insightful - highly recommended.
Only read the first 50 pages. The author is constantly whining about how hard everything was combined with praising himself for getting through all this. I found this extremely boring.
Jason Lewis is such an inspiration! Loved the book....I couldn't put it down! I look forward to book two's release
Inspirational, well worth a read.

In my opinion the only improvement to this book would be some photos.
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“Arguably, the most remarkable adventurer in the world today.”

Jason Lewis is an award-winning adventurer, author, and environmental activist specializing in human-powered expeditions. In 2007, he became the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boa
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