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Two Brits, George and Mark, set off from New York City to explore the back roads of America. In this calamity-ridden travel tale, George sets out in true clichéd fashion to discover the real America.

Throw in plenty of run-ins with the police, rapidly dwindling finances, and Josephine - the worst car in the world - and you have all the ingredients for a classic American road trip. Will George and Mark make it all the way to California?

And then there is Rachel, George's girlfriend, left back in England. Would travelling to the United States without her turn out to be the stupidest decision he had ever made?

©2016 George Mahood (P)2019 George Mahood

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A fun journey through America

An enjoyable "little break away" book that depicted some pretty fun (and daunting) real life accounts of what sounds to be a road trip of a lifetime. George kept some pretty interesting accounts in his diary and I am glad he chose to share it with the rest of the world in this book. It could certainly inspire others to make a similar road trip happen!

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Fantastic story! Now i want a Josephine!

Really enjoyed this book. First of George's book I've read and I'm glad i found this guy. Great author, his book is funny and charming and George has a great sense of humour. His storytelling is easy to follow and keeps you engaged throughout the whole journey

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Another entertaining book by George Mahood

Another great adventure to listen to, I really love George's books. I particularly enjoyed experiencing small town USA though his eyes.

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  • RT
  • 16-07-2020

Fun book

Absolutely loved this book. It is hilarious and fun, outlining America’s quirkiness, while George grows up on the road.

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  • Theodore John
  • 02-08-2019

America through the eyes of a Brit

I couldn't have loved this book more. It was an absolute joy to listen to. I have listened to many travel books, mostly those of motorcycle travel, each of them have their own qualities about them and each their own level of "it was good but...". This book falls in with the few that do not come with that disclaimer. The story was well written, the narration was quite enjoyable and the accounts were well described. I'm a big fan of British humor, Mr. Mahood did well in broadcasting that in this book and it raised the enjoyment level for me all the same. Despite all the noise that we hear from the media and social outlets at our disposal, it is nice to hear good words about America from someone who doesn't live here. He expressed his appreciation for what we have more so than many Americans do. Each time I listen to a book like this it makes me yearn for a road trip. "Not Tonight Josephine" did nothing to quell that feeling and in fact inspired it more so. Thank you George. Thank you for visiting and seeing the beauty of America. I do hope you return someday, you missed so much more than you saw.

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  • Misty D.
  • 28-09-2020

Funny and very entertaining book!

This book had me laughing out loud! The narrator did a really good job mostly, but there were some mispronounced word that I felt weren't because he is British. It was really as though he'd never seen the word before. I definitely recommend this audio book.

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  • Jonathan
  • 14-04-2020

Good listen

Enjoyable listen - good story and interesting trip. The narration was slow so I had to listen to it at 1 1/2 speed but other than that no issues. I would recommend if you wanted an travelogue to pass the time

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  • Andrew Gray
  • 04-09-2020

Love it

Reminded me of my road trip across America but also reminded me that I should take more in I wish now looking back I didn’t worry about what my then girlfriend was doing back home . Live the moment

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  • Ms F Chabrel
  • 25-06-2020

Best road trip advert!

I was totally absorbed listening to this story. They travel to so many fascinating and obscure places and meet many interesting folks and much drama along the way! It is written in such a witty and easy going style and gave me such itchy feet!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-04-2020

a great listen

a really entertaining and insightful story with lots of inspiring places to visit, well worth a listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-2020

Witty and fun

Great account of his travels across the states, full of wit, fun and extremely quirky situation. Makes you wish you were there alongside George and Josephine.

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  • Mr E P C Gent
  • 19-03-2020

Lighthearted and enjoyable

I enjoyed this book- it’s light hearted but gives an interesting and well described narrative of travels through small town America. I am usually a fan of Bill Bryson’s books, and I feel that George Mahood has given him a run for his money in this book.

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  • neil
  • 05-07-2019

Brilliant!

Just like all of George’s books, this one was excellent. Fantastic story telling and light humour! Definitely recommend a listen

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