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Enjoyable and inspiring

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-03-20

I love travel books and some disappoint, this is not one of them.
Alistair has a way of telling the story that wraps you up in it, it's happy, sad and really tells the good and bad of life on the road.
It is fascinating to listen to the doubts he had and how he overcame them, his view on people and confirms the world as a whole is not a bad place and you have to experience it yourself to make up your own mind.
This story gives you an insight into Worlds that not many of us experience and inspires me to visit places I thought I would not want to go to.
Thanks Alistair, for me the only sad part was reaching the end!!

Absolutely Riveting

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Reviewed: 03-03-20

Mark Dawson does it again. This series of books is absolutely brilliant. I just do not want to stop listening and always have an element of sadness whenever i reach the end of one of Marks books.
The story lines are captivating and you really live the book.
Grab the series and give yourself a treat along with The John Milton books.

Entertaining but lacking something

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

I love travel books and was really looking forward to listening to this one. It was entertaining and written with some humour, however for me it failed to really engross me in the journey. It is worth a listen for the entertainment value but not really as any sort of inspiration for travel. It could have been so much more!

Love this series of books

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

As per normal an excellent listen brought to life by an awesome narrator. This series of books is absolutely fantastic and can't wait for the next one. i love the way that Mark brings John to life and you actually feel there is a flow as all the books follow on with references to previous events. I thoroughly recommend the whole series.

Slow to start and almost gave up

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-20

Chose this book mainly on the strength of the narrator who always brings books to life. This really jumped around and at first wondered where it was going. have to say it was well written but for me disappointing in the end.
Sadly cannot say I would recommend.

Wow, great from start to finish

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-08-19

Wasn't sure what to think with a female agent being the lead, would it be believable?

How wrong could I be, it is a totally absorbing series up there with the best.

If you have not read any of Russell Blakes books do yourself a favour, get into them now, you will not regret it, action from start to finish.

Great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-08-19

This is travel the Dom Joly way. I just love the way he puts a story across with some great facts and a fun background.
Dom just has a way of making you feel immersed in the story.
I have read all of Dom's books and must say have enjoyed all of them.

Dom's passion for adventure comes across really well. He goes to unusual places and makes them seem normal.

Could not stop listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

This series is just amazing. I started listening not knowing what to expect and by the end of the first book it was so addictive I had to listen to the rest. The Narrators make this book, bringing the characters to life as it jumps from story to story gradually intertwining them all.
The story line is just so well written and frequently has you on the edge of your seat. I must say though . you would not want your kids listening, it is quite graphic at times with very strong language throughout.

what a great story

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-03-18

I was captuvated from the moment it started to the moment it finished.
Truly a great listen and left you wanting to know more. Hope there is a follow up one day to bring us all up to date.
Its great to see someone start a dream and make it a reality not just for themsepves but others as well.
A story of selfless dedication to a sport that is loved by many .but all too often highlighted for greed

What an Amazing Memoir

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Reviewed: 23-11-17

This book is a must listen. It had me captivated from start to finish and gave me a great insight into places we don't even think about.
How lucky are we to live in relative calm , where in other parts of the world they live a nightmare we simply cannot comprehend.