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Summary

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart relates nearly four years of band tours, road trips, and personal discoveries in this introspective travelogue. From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures from rock's foremost drummer, biker enthusiast, husband, and father. Both playful and insightful, Peart's love of drumming and the open road weaves throughout the stories as Neil explores horizons that are both physical and spiritual, sharing his observations about nature, society, and the self.

©2011 Neil Peart (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Engaging and entertaining

I enjoyed this book. I'm neither a motorcyclist or a Rush fan, but Neil was a great drummer and it's a fascinating listen/read.

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fantastic book

a very good story and well narrated. it's a good read for a rush fan or anyone who likes a good story.

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  • 09-06-21

An engaging listen.

A thoughtful, engaging and entertaining listen. As ever Neil Peart takes you on a journey but it is never straight forward or dull.

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  • Grady
  • 29-02-16

enjoyed.

I always enjoy his stories and something about Brian Sutherland voice that's really soothing.
can't wait for more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-19

I got my prize

I've read almost every book Neil Preart has written, I'll get to all of them someday. This one, like the others, was such a joy and I feel like I am richer for having read it. I got my prize.

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  • Megan01
  • 07-08-17

Good Read... or listen. Smooth Narration.

I really enjoyed this book, but not as much as Ghost Rider. Maybe I just related more to Ghost Rider, but I still would listen/read again and would definitely recommend this.

In addition Brian Sutherland did a excellent job narrating.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 10-10-21

Great Read

Far and Away: A Prize Every Time was a great read by Neil Peart. Rush drummer Neil Peart let's you ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America. He shares his experiences and personal reflections along with full color photos. These twenty-two stories span four years of open letters. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • Nicholas Vignapiano
  • 18-05-21

The measure of a life...

I loved the outtro...Love and Respect. This would become the central theme of perhaps one of the best songs Neil wrote, The Garden. The final song of the bands final album.

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  • Marty
  • 02-05-21

Wish he lived to write more….

Excellent narration , I enjoyed the book very much❗️ I really wish and live longer to write more, I enjoy his description and writing style very much😎❗️

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  • JV
  • 25-03-21

Yep

Another good one by the Professor. You earned much love and much respect from the world, very successful life and you are missed.

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  • MMiller
  • 25-01-21

Another very enjoyable read

Coming from someone who would never have devoted time to this type of book, I found myself hooked on all his books. If your fan you owe it to yourself to go on tour with Neil and I think you will end up seeing him in a new way no matter what your mental picture may have been. I enjoy the introspective writing style, the narration is great and I'm glad he kept the same narrator on all his works. If you are Fan you will get more out of all his books, but taken just as they are with no context I think they would still be enjoyable.

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  • Mark D Forer
  • 11-08-20

A must read for any drummer, or motorcycle rider.

A must read for any drummer, or motorcycle rider. Thankfully, I am both. As well as a life long fan of Mr. Peart. I only wish he could have enjoyed his life's accomplishments, in his post-Rush years, a little more fully. His mind, his voice, his words and his talent, will be sorely missed.

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  • R. Williams
  • 03-06-20

great stuff. thanks bubba et al.

I enjoyed the artistry and appreciate the artist's transition to nature writing. it seems he does not miss a beat. çanadian brewed and globally infused inspirations. well done.