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  • Dreaming of Jupiter

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

When Ted Simon rode 64,000 miles round the world on his 500c Triumph Tiger, he inspired thousands of motorcyclists to begin their own adventures, including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who chronicled their travels in Long Way Round. Nearly 30 years later, Ted Simon took to the road again to retrace the epic journey he made in his 40s. He meets up with old friends and acquaintances, revisits old landmarks and locations, and rediscovers himself, as well as the world, along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • left me nearly in tears....

  • By FritzRadda on 05-07-2018

left me nearly in tears....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-2018

Couldn't wait for the second rtw (Round The World) pilgrimage of this exceptionally good writer. At 70 doing it again. The reality of our worlds direction is both enjoyable and priceless. The narator is now my flavour of the year. He is excellent! You MUST listen or read Jupiters Travels first.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Jupiter's Travels

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great travel story.

  • By Colin on 23-05-2018

Wow. Deep searching. A MUST LISTEN

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-2018

I was toying with an adventure on a motorcycle and came across this deeply intelectule journey in the 1970s around the world. The journey which must have been a logistic challenge is well described but the other journey, the one in the mind is the one that blew my mind. Rupert Degas is now my favourite narrator as he performs accents beautifully.

Enough said. If you want to go on the two journeys, one on the road and one in the mind, this is a must.

Thanks Ted and Rupert.
Fritz

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tracks

  • A Woman's Solo Trek across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
  • By: Robyn Davidson
  • Narrated by: Angie Milliken
  • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I found a gem

  • By FritzRadda on 07-03-2018

I found a gem

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-2018

Wow. I found a gem. Never knew about this epic journey on foot. Insight
into aboriginal struggles.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,644
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,624

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

life as I knew it has changed for the better.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-2018

everyone MUST read this account and subjective explanation of our history. It is an eye opener and will make of you a happier person if you are open minded.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful