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  • 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 75
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

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

Great travel story.

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

Never got bored with this, being a motorcyclist I kept wondering if I would have what it takes to try that. Summary, perhaps then, but not now. But then who knows!!!

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  • A Walk in the Woods

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By josh on 01-07-2018

An honest revelation of a failure of sorts.

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

Reviewed: 23-05-2018

Entertaining, but this gives an appreciation of how hard the AT must be. Normal people would have never written a book about the attempt, how many thousands of hikers must have thought it was "A Walk In The Woods" and given up defeated. A great tale.

  • The Art of Empathy

  • A Training Course in Life's Most Essential Skill
  • By: Karla McLaren
  • Narrated by: Karla McLaren
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

Some of us are natural-born empaths - those with an exceptional gift for feeling and understanding the emotions, circumstances, and needs of others. But empathy, teaches Karla McLaren, is a universal human skill that we can all learn to awaken and use wisely. With The Art of Empathy, you will learn, step-by-step, the art of experiencing through the eyes and hearts of those around you - and to connect with and support them most effectively.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It is not funny

  • By Colin on 09-01-2018

It is not funny

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-2018

Could not finish it, I found the giggling very disconcerting, as a result could not take it seriously.