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  • Into Africa

  • Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure
  • By: Sam Manicom
  • Narrated by: Sam Manicom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

A liberating motorcycle journey through Africa with descriptions of the amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape destiny. Into Africa tells the story of a novice motorcyclist who takes on the challenge of riding the length of the continent just because, 'it seemed like a great idea’.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A mad choice leads to a brilliant adventure!

  • By Roger Spackman on 21-08-14

makes me want to pass my motorcycle test!

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

Reviewed: 24-02-18

Great book: but the editing is a problem - with subtle background hiss cutting to absolute silence frequently, which breaks up the flow of the narrative. Still, the story was good and the reading by the author superb.

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  • Where's the Next Shelter?

  • By: Gary Sizer
  • Narrated by: Gary Sizer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Where's the Next Shelter? is the true story of three travelers on the Appalachian Trail, a 2,000-mile hike that stretches from Georgia to Maine, told from the perspective of Gary Sizer, a seasoned backpacker and former marine who quickly finds himself humbled by the endeavor. If you long for the horizon or to sleep under the stars, then come along for the hike of a lifetime. All you have to do is take the first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like hiking? This is a must listen!!!

  • By Anonymous User on 18-01-19

inspirational story; I wish I was hiking!

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

Reviewed: 10-07-17

Excellent book that paints a vivid picture of a place I want to visit. I'd love to hike a meaningful distance, but haven't had the opportunity; but as Gary says at the end, just preserve and do it.

  • One More Day Everywhere

  • Crossing Fifty Borders on the Road to Global Understanding
  • By: Glen Heggstad
  • Narrated by: John Morgan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

In 2001, martial arts-trained biker Glen Heggstad began a journey from California to the tip of South America on his motorcycle and made it as far as Colombia, where he was kidnapped by local rebels and held captive. Undeterred by more than a month of traumatic incarceration, the 'Striking Viking' finished his trip after being released. Three years later he set out into the world on his bike again, this time searching for truth on his own terms in a world that had become strangled by a climate of fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding insight into the people and places

  • By Mark on 22-03-18

Superb!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Really enjoyed this book. I love travel books but unlike Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's similar adventure, this is one man, doing it alone with no support crew. So much more respect for a man who can succeed on limited resources and his own wits.