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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
A very funny, travel adventure. Reflections on the Soviet Union countries during the Cold War era and that world as it appears today. Worth reading to the very end.
What did you like best about this story?
it was a grand adventure, funny, relatable, educational, poignant and thought provoking.
Which character – as performed by Tim Moore – was your favorite?
It's autobiographical, there can only be The One.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
That 19yr old East German kid who didn't make it past the border guards and that tree. You will know what I mean when you come to it.
Any additional comments?
Highly recommended. It's not how fast the journey is but what you experience along the way. Another cracker from Tim Moore.
My favourite parts were the authors impressions of the locals and people he met and his descriptions of particular situations he found himself in.
He lost me a little bit on the whole Cold war history lesson but i learned lots i didn't know about that time and how it affected and still shapes the countries he passes through.
Well worth a read and will be recommending to friends.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Really struggled with this. If your looking for a book about cycling adventures avoid this one. I couldn't finish it. It is so tedious. It's more like a guy travelling through countries telling a few stories adding in some forgettable facts and reading short extracts from the history books. He discusses politics more than cycling. Seriously. I found it extremely dull. There's no sense of cycling adventure at all and you won't even hear the word bike mentioned for hours. If you haven't read Sean Conways Cycling The Earth choose that instead it is by far a better book or read any of Mark Beaumonts works