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Summary

Alastair Humphreys walked across India, from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast, following the course of a holy river. Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars, in the homes of welcoming strangers, or in small towns and villages, he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary, real India on the smallest of budgets.  

There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road.

©2011 Alastair Humphreys (P)2020 Alastair Humphreys

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Not a diary of his walk

Here Alastair describes his walk across India following (loosely) a river. It is not a day by day description of events, more a gathering together of things Alastair found and experienced.

Like the ritual of the tea stand when not much common language is shared.

At under 3 hours this is a good introduction to Alastair’s storytelling

Well worth a listen is you lust after cheap, simple and authentic experiences in your own life.

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Brilliant and inspiring

I stumbled across this book and was not expecting to feel so inspired. It is brilliantly written and I found it very motivational. It makes you think about the lives we choose and how we is the west over complicate our lives. This is a real thought provoking gem. Thank you Alastair

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  • 27-05-21

Each book is a gem

Love this fellas work. Thoroughly motivational, inspirational and approachable. I will loop back around and listen to each one of his books again.

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Love all Alastairs books, and this one is another great one!

Love that Alastair reads his own books... it means he tells the story, not just reads it... I cannot recommend his books and musings enough. Really gets you thinking and appreciating the world and life... a wonderful perspective and take on life.

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Kindred sanity!

I loved this, it’s reassuring to hear someone else voice the thoughts I have that are so unpopular/ discouraged / judged. I could have listened to more - once I stopped wondering about what’s NOT clear in the text...and remembered that’s exactly the point!

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Love Big Al ❤

I've read all of Alistair's books and he's definitely one of my favourite adventure writers. This short one is a bit different to the others but still well worth a listen. His enthusiasm is pretty infectious.

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A very pleasant book to listen to. Keep living adventurously. Thank you 😀 (need three more words)

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Fascinating and inspirational story

Really enjoyed listening to this story of adventure. Fascinated, inspired and terrified at the thought walking day to day without knowing what to expect. Would recommend!

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Another cracker.

Great stuff from mr Humphreys. Very inspiring as usual, thoughtful and funny. Worth a credit.

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  • 15-08-20

A beautiful delve into the mindset of adventure

This book is very highly rated on Amazon.com for good reason.

If you’re tempted to buy to audible version I’d recommend looking at the reviews on Amazon.com to convince you to purchase the book in either written or audio format.

The audio version especially appealed to me because it was narrated by Al himself, after being moved by his narration of ‘Around the World by Bike’. I was not disappointed, his narration makes the anecdotes so much happier, sadder, funnier and more impactful than if it was read by anyone else.

The audible version of the book is truly a joy to listen to, and, because it is relatively short, I can’t wait to listen to it again and again. Each time I do I’m sure that different ideas will resonate with me.

Thank you Al!

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  • 28-10-20

Quick but thoughtful listen

This is the second book I listened to by Alastair Humphreys, the first being Around the World by Bike. I enjoy how poetically introspective he is in his observations and internal dialogues. For this book specifically, it was an interesting format taking place over a single day (any day) and asked many questions around why one feels the need to keep moving, keep seeking new adventures and new horizons. I often ask myself the same questions, so this particular listen for me was thought provoking.

I have his two other audiobooks waiting in my queue, and will look forward to listening.

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  • 28-08-21

Very Enjoyable!

It was fun to hear what a day is like walking across a foreign country. What I find refreshing is the introspection and the internal journey that can only be known through experience.

I liked the non-linear presentation, flowing and unfolding like the river. Like the mind, flitting from one association to another and mingling with physical reality.