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I chose this book because I've gone on some bike tours and hope to complete the Trans America trail this summer. That's the the same trail that the author rode with his wife, Cindy. One of the best parts of this audio book was it's gritty sincerity. You feel like you're one of the many great people who met Steve and Cindy, took care of them, and heard their wonderful stories--the good, the bad, the ugly, and the wonderful. But the grittiness of the audio book sometimes went too far. At times in the audio book, you can clearly hear background noises, such as thunderstorms, sirens, and more. For the most part, I enjoyed the the voice and style of Steve, who read the book, but after a few hours of listening to it, I wanted a more professional reader. Those readers have a wide range of vocal styles to clarify subtle, funny, and powerful moments. Steve is a good writer, but his speaking style is primarily a powerful sound to a more powerful sound. Having said all this, I enjoyed the book and recommend it to anyone whose interested in cycling, low-cost travel, and real-life adventures.
The achievement to go across the country on a bicycle in the seventies in undeniable and great. The narrator is just reading the paper copy out loud. It could have been good with a great story teller.