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In Search of Greener Grass

Riding from Reality towards Dreams and Finding Fulfillment
Narrated by: Graham Field
Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
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“Well, now I’m committed,” he thought to himself after telling a national TV game show audience that he wanted to ride a motorcycle to Mongolia with his winnings. He felt the fear that commitment always induced in him; he was hoping they might have edited that bit out. Commitments are something he tried to get as far away from as possible, the only other constants in his life being twenty-five years of financial prudence, travel and motorcycle obsession.So there he was, committed to going very, very far on a motorcycle with his meager prize money. Consequently, he spent a winter on eBay and a spring in the garage preparing his $1000 KLR 650 for an uncertain life on the road. Armed with a cynical humor, a strong sense of direction, a vague sense of balance, and no sense of proportion, he embarked on a 15,000-mile solo motorcycle ride to see what would break first; bike, body, or budget. Leaving an indifferent existence in England behind he headed east, looking for purpose, a new life, and a new location to live it. He was in search of greener grass.

©2011 Graham Field (P)2018 Graham Field

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really great read

as a fellow biker / traveler I could relate so easily to a lot of Graham's thoughts as he traveled around . many of his problems I had also encountered to a lesser or greater extent . I enjoyed his honest view point and found it refreshing to hear some one tell it how it is . reading this book as just made me hungry for another road trip and more adventures .
I have had the pleasure of meeting Graham on a few occasions and he's a really nice guy full of useful tips and advice
i wish him many more safe journeys

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Great book

Very entertaining and full of opinionated but humorous observations about all sorts of travelling folks, life in general and the authors own views.

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Captivating Read.

Excellent book which I found to be captivating. Narration by the author was well executed and expressed the storyline well. I look forward to reading, listening to more books by this author. Thanks Graham 👍🏻

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The most compelling listen!

Brilliant, whimsical and entertaining. Says it all really; if you like travel or adventure riding you will love this.

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Brilliant

When you don't want an audio book to end, so enjoyable and very inspiring.., can't wait for the next one.

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Brilliant

Loved listening to this,well read and very entertaining,I smiled a lot and found it inspirational. I hope Graham reads his other books for us in the future. I will definitely buy.

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Brilliant

Loved it. It was great to listen to while driving my truck I can't wait for the next book. Great sense of humour 😀

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Didn’t want it to end !

I really enjoyed this personal account of a great motorcycle journey. I laughed out loud many times. I also appreciated the frank and honest opinions the authors gave on places he visited and people he encountered.

The author is a talented writer and I was sad when this book finished ! I will download his other books ASAP! If you like motorbikes this will be right up your alley but I think anyone will enjoy this great travel tale.

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Enjoyable

Enjoyed this book. Wasn't sure about the format when the book started but actually quite liked the "Diary" format when I got used to it.

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Excellent motorcycle adventure book

I listen while I ride and have listened to every bike adventure book I can get my hands on. What a find to stumble across Graham’s audio books.
Anyone can relate and join in with Graham’s diarised writing style of his adventures. From the ‘RTW’ battle scared veteran to the enthusiast of planned adventure, be that in daydreams or reality.
Loved it Graham, thanks and can’t wait for the 3rd to be released on Audible.

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  • 15-03-19

Disappointed

Interesting story but it seemed like he did nothing but complain the entire bad ok. He also comes across as very condescending toward American’s as well as people of faith. For these reasons I do not recommend this book.

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  • 30-11-18

Love the story, not the narration !

Have read so many great reviews of the book could not wait to read it ! Found it on Audible and added to the narration to my kindle purchase. Graham does not sound like a happy person as he narrates his book. It is a little irritating. Listened to bits and pieces of different sections and it all seems to be read the same.

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  • Yuliya Marcer
  • 17-10-18

Rubbish

Wanted to read of travel . Not some poor white trash ogling and drooling over every skirt in every country.
Typical of entitled people, get upset when in Russia they don’t speak English.
I have never left a review before. I feel it my responsibility to warn you of this trash

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-19

Annoying

If you are feeling too good about life and looking for a way to get depressed, this is your book. Here is a guy that wrote a book as a way to offload all the negativity he harbors about himself, others, and the world in general. I suffered through the first hour or so and then decided I can't take it anymore.

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  • Buster
  • 12-03-19

Author does a great job reading

it's a bonus to hear the author reading their own book and doing a great job of it.

The story presents itself well and keeps its hooks in you for the long haul. Very easy to listen to during my daily commute and makes me wish my drive was longer...

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  • Grady
  • 31-10-18

Loved it very much!

I've digested many, many moto travel books. Honestly this is one of my favorites so far. I liked the simplicity of details and overall story. Two thumbs up from this audio-booker.

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  • Theodore John
  • 05-08-18

Loved this adventure

My favorite audio books are the ones that the author narrates their own book. This would be one of those. Graham has the ability to make you feel as though you are experiencing everything with him. His excitement, his trepidation, his frustration and his absolute joy come through in his voice.

The question one would have to ask themselves here is which part was the adventure? Meeting the people, the traveling, the roads, cities and towns, the bike..... In this case... All of it. Graham delivers a wonderful narration that carry's you every step of the way through the sand, the mud, the rain, the dirt, the beautiful tarmac, the amazing people, the frustrating people (NYET!!) and the beautiful people. He makes you feel his joy and his frustration. Simply Marvelous!

I defy you to get this book and NOT like it. Thank you Graham for sharing your adventure.

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  • Faruq W. Gilani
  • 18-07-18

Good read

it is very well written and narrated book but has little more winning than actual experience.

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  • EB
  • 08-06-18

Great Listen

I really enjoyed this one. Graham has a great sense of humor and his honest approach to talking about his adventures is very appealing. This book details a motorcycle journey from the UK to Korea, and it is a trip that few people would probably be able or willing to attempt. I know he hates the comparison, but it was somewhat of an average dude's version of Long Way Round, except without the major budget,support vehicles, and staff to set everything up. This is how the "rest of us" would have to do a trip like that, as opposed to the famous/wealthy. Graham is a fellow metal head and bike lover, which was a nice touch. These are the types of people I surround myself with, so this one was right up my alley. Would love to hear his other books in audio format, I'm an instant buyer for sure if they are ever put out. Very entertaining, highly recommended!

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  • Alex Reponen
  • 13-04-18

One if the best reads for motorcycle adventurers!

Definitely one if the best reads I have come across. I can’t get enough of these types of books and now that Graham’s book is on audible all the better. I was even listening to this while I was working on my own bike getting ready for my next trip. The honesty, candor and unabashed descriptions of ups as well as downs makes this relatable, a ton of fun to “read”, and very different than most books out there. Can’t wait for the next installment in audio format!

And Graham, I listen to you on ARR and ARRRaw so maybe that’s the trick, but I wouldn’t have wanted to listen to anyone else read this. Good on ya. Awesome book!!