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Why take the shortest, most direct route through life, when you could choose the wiggliest, most mountainous one possible?

Armed with a limited grasp of Spanish and determined to meet as many Lamas as possible, Anna and her friend Faye set off on a six-month journey along the spine of the largest mountain range in the world - the Andes.

Beginning in the bustling city of La Paz, the duo pedal south - through dense jungle, across pristine white salt flats and past towering volcanoes, following the path of thundering glacial rivers to the snow-tipped peaks of Patagonia.

Sleeping wild in their tents most nights, they endure 50-mph crosswinds and catastrophic crashes, and go head to head with one very determined saddle sore called Sally. By the time they make it to the southernmost tip of the continent, they have cycled 5,500 miles and ascended over 100,000 metres through the mighty Andes - equivalent to 11 times the height of Everest.

Told from the seat of Anna's bicycle, Llama Drama is a witty and compelling account of life at its rawest and most rich. For anyone who has ever wanted to journey through the stunning natural landscapes of South America - this story is for you.

©2020 Anna McNuff (P)2020 Anna McNuff

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McNuff is never McNuff!

I’ve read them all. Can’t get enough. Your energy and gumption is contagious. And Faye Bomb returned was the literal cherry on top of the lemon pie.

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So good, I loved it all!

I loved listening to this journey, it was funny, heartwarming and inspiring and has made me want to get on my bike pronto! You finish the book wishing that Anna and Fay were your best friends and you could join them down the pub on a Sunday afternoon 💛

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An inspiring read.

Loved this book and the Anna's reading of it made it even better. An inspiring journey ... not that I could do anything like it but it makes you want to go on your own biking adventure no matter how small.

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Love Anna’s books

Anna is so fun to listen to. Make me want to do more adventures! Highly recommend her books.

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  • 16-09-2020

South America, Cycling and Scenery

I read Anna McNuff's book on New Zealand and found it reasonably entertaining. Bought the Audible version Llama Drama but should have stuck to reading her work. I wished I could have taken her Audio book and edited it myself, leaving out all the unnecessary bits. I did not need to hear about poo, tantrums, poo. donkey poo, any sort of poo. Once in a book is enough. Every chapter, too much. Be that as it may, her account of the terrain they cycled through is good. I was struck by how she and Faye were never too fearful of the normal life in South America, Spiders, snakes and the like. She must be an extrovert to say the least but some ease and grace would have gone down in place of the shrieking when she had something good to yell about. Sorry Anna, not everyone's style, but kudos to you and Faye for a great accomplishment.

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For all those craving adventure and a giggle.

Saying I love any Anna McNuff book, doesn’t quite cut it. She’s witty, determined and humble. It’s the sort of book that will help you relive your own great adventures and want to rally the girls for another mission. It’s the sort of book that makes me value my female friendships just as much as the spirit of adventure. Even with closed borders it doesn’t make you resent the lack of future travel but embrace all of life’s little bit of awesome moments.
Well done McNuff, another winner.

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highly recommend Lama drama.

I'm not normally an audio book person but with everything lately I dont think I would have actually gotten around to reading this like a normal book.

I have to say McNuff is a great author and narrator. I laughed, but didnt cry but certainly feel I was part of the adventure.

keep up the great adventures McNuff and I look forward to hearing my next book about your trail adventures in NZ.

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  • Traveling Jackie
  • 10-01-2022

Anna’s audio performance is amazing

Anna is hilarious, and her accent is divine to listen to. Do yourself a favor and listen to this one! Wonderful story too, just the right balance of external and internal adventure. Well done.

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  • Erika Novak
  • 15-12-2021

my favorite author and adventurer

Absolutely loved this book. Anna McNuff is an incredible adventurer and author. I highly recommend her listening to her narrate her books for the full effect. She is absolutely hilarious and an inspiration.

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  • Ben
  • 02-11-2021

If you ever wanted to ride your bike a little more

Really enjoyed this book, Anna does an amazing job of making you feel like you are right there with her and Fay. Highly recommended. I'm an avid Mt. biker, Gravel, and Road cyclist and was hesitant when it was about two females doing this adventure but soon became incredibly humbled by their adventure and extraordinary physical and mental endurance. I wish I had the courage to do what they did. Funny, and the type of book/listen I didn't want to put down and was sad when it was over.

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  • Charles H.
  • 22-09-2021

Excellent story excellent read

Really enjoyed her books. Listened to all 3. This book there are a couple chapters out of order but it’s so good and she seems so sweet it doesn’t really matter. Liked all 3 of her audible books.

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  • P.N.
  • 13-09-2021

A fun ride!

Thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook, travelling vicariously, and Anna’s great delivery. Highly recommended!
Why does Audible require three more words to publish? Dunno, but we’re there now!

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  • James Perry
  • 13-08-2021

Inspiration

Anna is a lovely role model. I admire her positivity and sense of adventure. She paints South America as a perfect place to visit.

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  • Aaron O
  • 28-07-2021

Great adventure to put on the to-do list

Really enjoyed this book. Puts into perspective a weekend camping trip when you’re reading about a 6 no journey in a foreign land. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Bonnie Stewart
  • 24-07-2021

Lovely!

I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure! I felt as if I were along for the ride. I did not want it to end - I just sat on the parking lot of the gym listening for the last 30 minutes, I did not want to finish it during a workout, I stayed in the car so I could savor every last minute.
I look forward to listening to more of Anna’s works & checking her out on social media.

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  • Laura
  • 05-05-2021

Inspirational, funny, and the best narrating ever!

Anna is probably the best narrator I've heard! The emotions in Anna's voice and her descriptions make you feel as you're actually on the journey with her and also keep you very entertained. I loved this book even though I know nothing about cycling.
I've listened to two if her audio books and getting ready for a third. Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-04-2021

Awesome book

This is the third book I have listened to and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Give it a listen, you won’t regret it!!
I give it 5 stars all around!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-08-2020

Brilliant as ever

I’ve read both of Anna’s other books and this one is just as good as the others. I love the descriptions of landscape and their cycling journey. It’s a really nice angle to have the focus of the book on the friendship between these two women as they navigate the joys and difficulties they encounter on the road. And of course the way Anna reads her books is brilliant!

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  • S. Harris
  • 22-09-2020

Chicas bravas - what a trip!

I’ve been in awe of Anna McNuff since she ran around Britain barefoot and I love South America so I had to hear her journey. It was incredible!
I love the way she is so honest about the good and the bad, even right down to her inner thoughts when she was struggling with her companion or the journey itself.
I’m really glad I got the audiobook version because it was great to hear her range of foreign and regional accents making the jokes and talking to her family especially Jamie!
McNuff and Faybomb are hard as nails and deserve full respect for every metre they climbed and every mile they covered. It’s a fantastic story and well-worth listening to. I really loved it.

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  • Nadia
  • 18-02-2021

an absolute joy

Absolutely loved it. laughed out loud on many occasions! I think this is her best book yet

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  • Linnhe Bratt
  • 03-11-2020

Highly enjoyable

During the long hours of this last pandemic I have spent many happy hours exploring South America with Fay and Anna - thanks guys! What a ride!

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  • Natalie Whyte
  • 29-09-2020

Flippin Awsome!!!!!!

Loved every single second of this book which I have just this minute finished. I am feeling absolutely rubbish today so going to start it again from the beginning now.
Prologue.... 😀 Thank you Anna McNuff x

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  • MargyH
  • 22-09-2020

The full action version read by Anna

Anna writes amazing books about her amazing adventures and reads them so amazingly too! Get the full-on and authentic McNuff drama with Audible.

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  • Dawn
  • 07-01-2022

Engaging

Anna’s writing is descriptively evocative, the human relationship story both amusing and poignant. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing their journey.

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  • mr j.a.ede
  • 04-12-2021

Another awesome book

This was the third book I have listen to from Anna. Apart from the amazing story telling, the books are captivating and Anna's personality shines through.

Thank you Anna for sharing your adventures, I'm looking forward to hear about the next one.

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  • Lisa Kennedy
  • 05-10-2021

the best book ever!!!

Absolutely loved this book, full of adventure, humour, love and everything I would live to do and see. Read with passion and theatrics. Highly recommend if you are a would be traveller!

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  • evildragonz
  • 30-09-2021

Felt like I was there with Anna and Faye

Absolutely enjoyed this journey. Anna's reading style is energetic and paints the scene so well.

Sharing all the beauty and challenges of such an adventure has stirred up a fire in my soul and has helped reignited my love for outdoor exercise. Thank you Anna and Faye for sharing the journal x

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