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  • Land's End to John O'Groats: The Ride That Started It All

  • By: Sean Conway
  • Narrated by: John York
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Sports & Outdoors, Cycling
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Summary

2013 Second Edition

Tired from going abroad on holiday and realizing just how little he knew about the country he lived in, Sean decided to take a month off, buy a bike, and cycle the iconic Land's End to John O'Groats, solo and unsupported. Sean faced cold nights in, wet days out, and nearly a month of his own thoughts while he had the adventure of a lifetime cycling through Britain.

"Every adventure cyclist needs to cycle around Britain. There is just so much to experience. If I had not done this ride then I probably wouldn't be where I am today."

©2013 Sean Conway (P)2018 Sean Conway

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Don't bother

Boring uninspiring and annoying... how many words is that... yawn.
It must have been deliberately read fatalistic??
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More about the journey than the cycling

Entertaining story of every day adventure. It is more about the journey than the cycling.

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Not as good as 'Cycling the Earth'

Listenable, but tries too hard to be funny. Just listen to his excellent 'Cycling the Earth' and leave it at that.

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Dire

One of the worst written books I’ve “read” in years narrated by the worlds most irritating man, I actually listened to the last 3 hours on 2.5X speed to get it over with as quickly as possible. If you’re looking for an interesting and witty account of a great adventure this isn’t it...

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Quite entertaining account of escaping the rat rac

An entertaining account of somebody taking on a big challenge with little experience or planning. it shows what can be achieved without procrastination. it will give hope and motivation to all novice cyclists

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Fun wee listen

Made me think about the parts of past trip / LEJOG also my next one (LEJOG this year) why I’m listening and about the one I’m soon to embark on with my son. Thanks Sean ... John York made me think I was listening to Sean directly at times 👏🏼

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brilliant

loved this very punch and funny in places. Sean brought to life the route and experiences of meeting people along the way.

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fantastic read

i love Sean Conway and this is a fantastic read. highly recommended read. great story

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inspiring adventure

Sean's mini adventure is more like a giant adventure to us mere mortals. This is my second book by Sean Conway and I'm lining up the next

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Worst narrator ever!!!!!

Story is pleasant enough. Narrator...what can I say?! He speaks as though English is a second or perhaps third language. His intonation and emphasis make it sound like a text to speech app - a really bad one. Initially all uk residents are apparently from the Lancashire area. This may not be a bad thing because when regional accents are attempted it’s a car crash, nothing less. Words as simple as breakfast and Keswick shouldn’t present a challenge to a voice actor - should they!?!? This guy is dreadful

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