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Recounting the three weeks of blood, sweat, and tearsthat make up a 7,000 mile journey from the glitzy streets of Paris to the hinterland of northwestern Africa, this incredible tale highlights the most arduous and notorious off-road motorsports event on the planet, the Paris-Dakar Rally. Since its inception in 1979, the rally has attracted more than 3,000 participants from all walks of life. Fully detailing what is considered by many to be one of the world's top five adventures, this book reveals amazing true tales of danger, from blinding sandstorms to endless vistas of towering dunes. Enduring these incredible hardships with perseverance, tenacity, ingenuity, and sometimes tragedy, the adventurers profiled here truly embody the triumphs of the human spirit.
©2008 Lawrence Hacking and Wil De Clercq (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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By CoastRange on 07-21-17

a well written gripping story. I wish it was

only complaint is that it wasn't. narrated. by Hacking himself. otherwise one of the best stories I've listened to lately

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By Catherine Perkins on 07-12-16

Great tale, not great narration

I really enjoyed the story but was drawn out several times when the narrator mispronounced motorcycle specific words. Otherwise it was a fine performance.

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By Mark on 11-18-17

A great insight into the Dakar.

An emotional roller-coaster. What a great journey through Africa. Some real drama especially day seventeen.

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By Philip on 01-08-17

A must for Dakar fans

Great book for Dakar fans. Highly recommended! Covers a lot of detail and really takes you to into The race with the author.

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