AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by William Finnegan

Biography & Memoir • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

You might be thinking Beach Boys, but this audiobook is more Jane Goodall than Brian Wilson because it focuses not only on one surfer's experiences but also on his anthropological observations of a world seen through giant waves. It's a travelogue of the 1960s, an adventure story, social history, and a coming-of-age tale wrapped up in one. William Finnegan narrates his own adventures, and, like many authors who read their own audiobooks, he knows his material and presents it honestly and with heartfelt commitment. However, he doesn't have the vocal elasticity to make the audiobook memorable. His voice sounds flat, and he doesn't seem to be having fun with his own life story. The audiobook deserves a more professional effort. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]

Digital Download • Audible, Inc./ Brilliance audio • 2015

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5113-0870-0 $14.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $29.95

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×