The Motorcycle Diaries
- Narrated by: Bruno Gerardo
- Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-10-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
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Beginning in Buenos Aires, they traverse the entire east coast, opening themselves to the delight and disaster of relying on the kindness of strangers. Guevara is relatively naïve about socioeconomic concerns outside of his personal needs at the beginning of the diary, and Gerardo interprets the author's vast series of minor complaints with a terrifically bratty attitude. The two friends are also dependent on their motorcycle, rather ironically nicknamed "The Mighty One", which gives out after a dozen minute and daily repairs in only a few hundred miles, before they even reach Chile. Over the course of the writing and the broadening of the author's horizons, Gerardo seamlessly transfers the narrow awe of Guevara's personal irritations to the much larger and more familiar awe of Guevara's righteous, political indignation.
Gerardo also does the voice work for Guevara's more widely read classics, The Bolivian Diary and Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, so he has had ample time to step into this historic personage. But as an introduction to the man who would later be simply known as "Che" his personality, his roots, his view of the world The Motorcycle Diaries is a priceless cultural artifact that Bruno Gerardo narrates with compelling flair. Megan Volpert
Within a decade the whole world would know his name. His trip might have been an adventure of a lifetime - had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Leonel on 06-29-16
Book vs Audible
What disappointed you about The Motorcycle Diaries?
Wish I would have bought the book instead so that I could clearly see where the excerpts of the Diary start and stop.
Any additional comments?
The voice and accent given to the characters of the story is much more of a Mexican/ forced "neutral accent" than the actual accent of those who should be speaking in the book. Very difficult to listen to without being distracted by the lack of authenticity. Wish I could get my credit back.
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