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Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  177 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
On October 31, 1999, schoolboy sailor Jesse Martin completed one of the last great adventures of the 20th century. At 18 years of age, and after 11 months at sea, he became the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop, and unassisted around the world. This is the story of why Jesse set himself such an astonishing task and how he managed to make his dream come true. A story of ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Allen & Unwin (first published November 1st 2001)
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Mar 26, 2010 Alison added it
I had to read this for English, and it's such a bad book.
Mar 04, 2009 Srisurang rated it it was amazing
ชอบมากคะ เปนคลายๆ บันทึกของเจสซี ทีเริมจากเลาเรืองราวตังแตภูมิหลังครอบครัวของเขา สาเหตุทีเขาอยากออกทะเล การศึกษาหาความรู และประสบการณทีจำเปนในการเดินเรือ ตลอดจนการเตรียมการ ซึงอาศัยความรัก ความรวมมือ และสนับสนุนของพอแมอยางเตมที (แมทังสองจะแยกกันอยูแลว)

ตอดวยบันทึกเหตุการณทีเขาเผชิญในทะเล คนเดียวในเรือใบลำเลก ทังการกินการอยู ธรรมชาติทีสวยงาม และเปลียนแปลงอยูเสมอของทองทะเล ทังเวลาลมสงบ เวลาทีมีคลืนลม เวลาพายุบาคลัง การพลิกควำแลวลุกขึนมาใหม รวมทังการแกปัญหาทีเกิดขึน ดวยมุมมองของเดกวัยรุนคนหนึง ซึงไม
I thought it was a pretty deep book, a little boring I must admit but still moving.

I thought that the journey itself was amazing but I could have done with a little more excitement. It probably was a thrilling journey, with lots of action but that was never really portrayed....
John Collee
Nov 15, 2015 John Collee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jesse is a friend of mine. His single mum mortgaged the house to buy his ocean going yacht, and he was taught to sail by an old sea salt with post traumatic stress disorder who had never - as a result - been outside the bay. Everyone though he was mad to try this voyage and a number of experienced sailors though his mother was criminally irresponsible for letting him go, but they went and did it anyway, and they succeeded brilliantly. When Jesse first described this voyage to me I asked him whet ...more
Seamonster Jelly
This was a great biography about a teenager attempting to sail solo and unassisted around the world. Unlike most biographies, this one was VERY interesting and was a really great read. I am now a Jesse Martin farn for life! xD I recommend it to any of you guys who absolutely love sailing or if want to know what to do to be able to sail around the world (which is one of my many goals in life) :)
Apr 14, 2012 Natt rated it really liked it
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Feb 22, 2012 Whiteroses rated it it was ok
Terrible... currently reading this book for Advanced English and I'm in a hurry to finish it because it's driving me mad. Too much details and rambling on various stuff makes this book a pain to read :P
Oct 18, 2008 Samantha rated it liked it
Good book. Unfortunately, not as interesting as the sailing books in which the sailors stop off at different places and describe those places... but this kid was sailing nonstop so that's not his fault. Inspirational.
Mar 05, 2011 Daniel rated it liked it
I found this book to lacking in so many areas. Obviously, it was too short. I think Jesse talked too much about trying to encourage others to fulfill their dreams rather than what he did on his yacht.

Jul 13, 2010 Scott rated it really liked it
Just finnished the review here::

Mar 15, 2015 Chanamon rated it liked it
This is one of the best inspiration book for a young reader. It's a local hero of Melbourne and truly an Australian treasure.
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