Recounting the three weeks of blood, sweat, and tearsthat make up a 7,000 mile journey from the glitzy streets of Paris to the hinterland of northwestern Africa, this incredible tale highlights the most arduous and notorious off-road motorsports event on the planet, the Paris-Dakar Rally. Since its inception in 1979, the rally has attracted more than 3,000 participants from all walks of life. Fully detailing what is considered by many to be one of the world's top five adventures, this book reveals amazing true tales of danger, from blinding sandstorms to endless vistas of towering dunes. Enduring these incredible hardships with perseverance, tenacity, ingenuity, and sometimes tragedy, the adventurers profiled here truly embody the triumphs of the human spirit.
©2008 Lawrence Hacking and Wil De Clercq (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I have really enjoyed the audio book,true and to the nitty gritty of dakar! Once used to the narrators voice your immersed into the 2001 dakar on a bike that we all could have owned.
"Great tale, not great narration"
I really enjoyed the story but was drawn out several times when the narrator mispronounced motorcycle specific words. Otherwise it was a fine performance.
"Decent account made better by the reader"
Well documented journey. Probably only of interest to motorcyclists, but worth a listen.
"More like a journal then a novel"
I would have added more details about the preparations and repairs to paint a clearer picture of just how massive of an undertaking it is.
"Now this is a race you secretly want to do"
I already have.
English guy reading a book by an English ride. It works.
Exciting book to listen to. Mostly about the riding and the race. This is what I listen for and that is what I got. A fantastic depiction of what goes on in this race and what it's all about. Leave it to the brainless terrorists of the middle east to ruin it for everyone and force the Dakar to go somewhere else. They have to ruin everything.
"Lawrence of Africa"
A wonderful story of an epic African adventure that will whisk you far and away from your much too civilized world.
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