Nine Lives: A Convoluted Story of Passage

Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
A humorous account of the life's experiences of a true Renaissance man from the perspective of his Mojo. This perspective results in a harsh evaluation in what idiotic things an otherwise smart man can participate. Experiences from ocean sailing to racing cars, and flying airplanes leave the reader belly laughing at the way the Mojo's subject makes decisions and acts upon his sage advice.

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About Walter Atkinson

Walter Atkinson has written three novels; It’s a Long Way From Scooba, Amos ‘n’ Andy Goes ta Sea, and Nine Lives: A Convoluted Story of Passage and has ghost written other novels for other authors. He is a retired dentist who was associated with the LSU athletic department as a member of the medical staff. Walter has written a dozen articles in refereed professional dental journals and many aviation articles in various aviation publications. He is a partner in Advanced Pilot Seminars teaching courses in piston engine management and is currently a ski instructor at the Lionshead Ski School on Vail Mountain in Colorado. His hobbies have included, racing sailboats and cars, writing, scuba diving, flying, woodworking, skiing, and hunting. Walter lives in Edwards, Colorado with his wife, Sonya, who is a ski instructor at Beaver Creek and is working on her PhD in educational administration.

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Review by: David Brown on Dec. 18, 2012 : (no rating)
Holy Cow! What a book.

Or should I say Holey Horse :-)

Too many funny stories. If it were not for the fact I have heard some of this stuff first hand, and know some of the folk in Walters life, I could have been fooled to thinking this was fiction material.

But alas it is most likely an accurate record of some extraordinary events.

When the statute of limmitations runs out on some events.......I look forward to the next edition of Master and Mojo.

Ohhh and for anyone contemplating reading this book, if you suffer from any forms of week bladder control....beware, i spent many a moment giggling with tears in my eyes.

(reviewed 33 days after purchase)
Review by: gismo on Dec. 9, 2012 : (no rating)
A wonderful collection of amazing stories by someone who's lived a full life and lived it well.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Review by: Gil Buettner on Dec. 5, 2012 :
I have known Walter for quite a while, and while reading his book I could hear the stories in his own voice. Of course, many of them I actually did hear him tell, sitting around an airport over the years.

He has lived a very eventful life, and the stories are wonderfully told. You will want to get to know him in person, and if you do, your life will be richer.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Mike Block on Dec. 2, 2012 : (no rating)
Love the mojo. The next book should be great as well. Love him

Mike and Colleen
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Vic Oliver on Nov. 15, 2012 :
As a co-conspirator in several of Walter's exploits, I can attest that he has only hit on the highlights of a life well and fully lived. The unabridged version would fill several volumes!

Vic Oliver
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Rick Ott on Nov. 15, 2012 :
Fascinating book about the life of a fascinating man. I'm looking forward to the sequel!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: John Deakin on Nov. 12, 2012 :
A different kind of autobiography of a very unusual man. The kind of man who will truly arrive at the pearly gates exhausted, covered in mud, blood and beer, exclaiming "Damn, what a ride, what's next? Can I buy you a drink?" I'm not sure they'll know what to do with him! Hopefully, that's a few years off!

At first you'll be put off by "Mojo," but you'll soon be in the swing of things, not knowing whether to cheer for Mojo, or Walter.

John Deakin
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
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