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One More Day Everywhere

Crossing Fifty Borders on the Road to Global Understanding
Narrated by: John Morgan
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

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.

Starting his trip in Japan, he traveled through Siberia, Mongolia, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa, stopping in more than 30 countries to deliver his message of the real United States, as he knew it. Unique stories and gritty adventure fill this quest for new sights and insights amongst extreme temperatures, knee-deep mud, bureaucratic roadblocks, health problems, and loneliness.

©2009 Glen Heggstad (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Superb!

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.

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Eye opener. Everyone should listen to this.


Each country he passes through but in the end what is life about? Make up your mind.

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Borish, arrogant author

What a disappointment. Written by an arrogant "author" and narrated in a boring, monotonous tone of voice. At times condescending, this book is seriously lacking any indepth encounters with people as the author's only concern appears to be getting from A to B as fast as possible. This type of travel requires humility. Something which is greatly lacking here.

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Outstanding insight into the people and places

Glen ventures into places that many would skip around because they're difficult. The people and places are vividly described and Glen has a way of reaching into the people he meets and is justly rewarded for his efforts. I have read a lot of travel books and rate this as one of the best.

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The best motorcycle travelogue yet.

Better than Investment Biker and Jupiter’s Travels. way better than Long Way Round/Down. Eloquent and fascinating.

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Great listen from a travel, historical social vie

I loved this book and I liked the down to earth narration and the interaction with each cpuntry.

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If only other Americans would follow this path.

I found the book to be well thought out, well narrated and interesting a trip I would love to copy.

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Could not stop listening.

Smashing book and very well narrated. Hope there's more from this author as I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Inspiring

Very inspiring, breaking down barriers between people and questioning everything we've been told about the world.

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Thoroughly enjoyed

What made the experience of listening to One More Day Everywhere the most enjoyable?

The book was very descriptive enabling you to imagine being in the actual places with Glen as he went through his daily trials. Glen Heggstad is a truly inspirational traveller with a true no fear approach.

What about John Morgan’s performance did you like?

John Morgan convinced me he was Glen . A comfortable voice that I could easily listen too.

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  • Mallik Kovuri
  • 29-10-16

A 'true' adventurer

I have heard several world motorcycle ride stories. But there ain't any thing like this one. The guy has actually gone to remotes areas, the actual rural areas of uh countries he has visited and understood the true spirit of each them. Hailing from one of the countries he has visited I know that not all that he has written is completely true but achievement so much as he has is PHENOMENAL. And the conclusion is a fantastic ending that comprehensively brings out what he has learnt during his journey. Few places it appeared it was rushed through such as Africa and India and some places a little boring but overall a very good book.

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  • RNita Valentia Rabelais
  • 18-07-15

motorcycles, travel, and good company

Glen does a great job of balancing the joys and trials of c
transnational travel, making friends wherever he goes.
My audible copy had a few hiccups and a fatal error at chapter 11. I will try to re-download and try to finish the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-08-14

A must read for someone attempting a distance ride

What made the experience of listening to One More Day Everywhere the most enjoyable?

As someone who has ridden across borders, although not nearly to the same extent, I found his descriptions of the process, and of cycling very accurate.

Would you recommend One More Day Everywhere to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend it highly to someone that REALLY is going to do/ has done a long distance ride. It is superb prep for the hassles and paperwork you will experience. I would not necessarily recommend it to someone just looking for a travel book to take you away. There are not many descriptions of the people, culture, and foods. This book is more about the journey as an accomplishment. As a travel narrative it is 2 stars, as a distance motorcycle guide it is 5 stars.

Which scene was your favorite?

There are some good descriptions of his experiences in parts of Africa.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listen, 2 hours at a time, when riding my bicycle ion the mornings.

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Mr Heggstad is the real deal when it comes to motorcycle riding. A few of his martial arts analogies make one roll their eyes like that one friend we have that is into martial arts and talks too much about it. That being said he gives a superb and accurate glimpse into what to expect with your bike, what happens at border crossings, and the bureaucracy of it all. He is not a food lover and says as much and there aren't many vivid descriptions of people and the cultures he rides through. Its about a rider conquering and accomplishing a hard task. How to get from point a to point b. It is absolutely a must read for anyone thinking of doing the same.

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  • RugerM77
  • 26-06-20

Excellent story and Narration

By far my favorite motorcycle world tour audiobook and probably my favorite audiobook so far (total of 32). I was hesitant to buy at first since it was 15+ hrs long but loved every minute. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Chris
  • 27-03-20

The author loves him some himself.

Way too much fake flowery language and recreation of conversations of conversations that never happened. This book is purely to let the world know just how high of a regard the author holds himself. Insufferable bore. Check out Ted Simon, Sam Manicom, or Graham Field in that order instead.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-19

Excellent tale of the road on 2 wheels!!

Loved this book!! As a fellow rider who's been reluctantly "removed" from riding for a number of years now (tends to happen when ya start a family, haha!). Glenn's tale of adventure on 2 wheels and helping us see the world thru his eyes and they the eyes of the people he meets was so exciting, made me feel like I was his travels with him! It's also refreshing to see just how kind people can be when you try to see the world thru THEIR eyes and vice versa. This was such fantastic book! Funny how I stumbled across this book just as I'm starting to think that my hyatis from riding is nearing its end, its definitely fanned the flames excitement on 2 wheels for me!!

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  • Vlad
  • 08-11-18

Fantastic adventure book

You will love this book if you love adventures or motorcycles (even better if you love both)!

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  • JSOCVET
  • 23-10-18

Must read for all world motorcycle travelers.

Excellent story of the daily grind of motorcycle travel. Inspirated and humble
after this book. A book to remember and think about for years to come.

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  • Shrug
  • 05-10-18

Fascinating adventure. Well written and narrated

Great adventure! Well written and detailed. Would have preferred more in-trip logistics, planning details, and post trip resettlement info. This account could've used much less Kum Ba Yah we-are-the-world rhetoric, and repeatedly demonizing the US government got old. None of that diminishes the author's accomplishment. I'm a hardcore rider, but Glen is rider's rider! Salute!

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  • Grady
  • 02-09-16

loved it.

really enjoyed this book. what a great way to experience the world, on two wheels.