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Through Sand & Snow

A Man, a Bicycle, and a 43,000-Mile Journey to Adulthood via the Ends of the Earth
Narrated by: Charlie Walker
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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Summary

At age 22, Charlie Walker left home in search of adventure. Fleeing the boredom that comes with comfort, he set off on a secondhand bicycle. The aim was simple: to pedal to the furthest point in each of Europe, Asia, and Africa. He didn’t train or plan. He just started. The journey was an escape from an unremarkable existence, a pursuit of hardship, and a chance to shed the complacency of middle England. From the brutality of winter on the Tibetan plateau, to the claustrophobia of the Southeast Asian jungle, the quest provided Charlie with ample opportunity to test his mettle. Ultimately, though, the toughest challenge was entirely unforeseen.

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Fantastic Adventure - Must Read

This is by far the best book I have ever read/listened too. What an adventure across countries and cultures. It is a must read. Charlie’s reading is great, and I cannot wait for book 2 to finish the adventure.

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  • Harry Santa-Olalla
  • 09-04-19

Loved this tale of adventure!

This book made me want to jump on a bike and start peddling - anywhere!

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  • RunsLikeAWelshman
  • 02-04-19

It started out so great...

I was very excited through the first couple of chapters. Young guy embarking on an epic journey with a great, open mindset. Eloquent prose. Is rightfully annoyed with all the things travelers associate with obnoxious white tourists until... he becomes one himself. As soon as he hits SE Asia, the writer just turns into a boozing, entitled, womanizing tourist himself. He should have just called it a day after the Tibetan family saved his sorry ass when he almost died from exposure. Charlie Walker is a very gifted writer, has a great voice/accent, but the story line is one of the most disappointing ones I've ever listened to. I'd say sober up, get a new bike, and try again.

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