27: Around the World in 1000+ Days
Narrator Nelson Runger made the audiobook; while Slocum's turns of phrase and syntax are very much of his day and seem archaic to a modern ear, Runger's friendly, everyman tone made the essential bonhomie of the voyage shine through. The tale gets to a bit of a slow start, and tracing some of the early geography is a bit confusing (why are you spending so much time in Tierra del Fuego? why are you crossing Cape Horn about five separate times?); I also wished at times I had a better working knowledge of the parts of a ship, not to mention a better grasp of where various island groups were in the world. It perhaps isn't the best book that could've been written on this material, but it is a uniquely humble and free-spirited take.