Very High Quality
The motorcycle, because I don't like the question. And it is a very cool old BMW.
He did a great job using a different voice for Fedras, who is actually the same person as the main character. It really gives you an eerie feeling when Fedras speaks.
no, that would be too much to digest at one time
While I'm no Zen Buddist, and I happen to disagree with the metaphysics of quality, I loved the book. I learned something that just clicked in my head when he finally got to the ancient Greeks. The hero of an ancient Greek book embodied quality or good because he was good at everything! This is completely contrary to modern day thought, but makes so much sense. Today the hero of a book is likely lopsided and good at only a few things. You'll have to read the book to understand what quality is. A lot of stuff that I couldn't understand from a logical point of view makes a whole lot more sense to me now. It's the whole idea of good or quality sort of infused into something or someone. Once you get the idea, you get what the book is about. But even if you don't care for philosophical arguments and ideas, this book is still entertaining and thought enhancing. This book has inspired me to take a motorcycle trip on my own motorcycle.
I would never have gotten through the book or have tried.
This is a book that you can read and never get the story beneath the surface. It goes very deep that you may have to listen to more than once to get the story below or behind the story.
Dated. Narrator drones. Tried three times.If you're circling back to books you should have read in high school, skip this one.
I think there is something in here for everyone. I don't know how to explain this book or offer something that others haven't said. There is so much in this book, that I think you just owe it to yourself to listen and think and enjoy. It is a strange book, but I will be listening to it again soon and am looking forward to it.
to me, this book is about understanding. understanding what is kind of subjective because the story is metaphorical. but that just makes it one of those books that you are likly to listen to more than once. if it's worth doing, then it's worth doing well. but if it's not worth doing well, then is it not worth doing? if you are thinking that over right now, you shold download this book.
I like many others have listened to this after originally reading it many years ago. Now after my own experiences with an 11 year old son of my own I can say that the entire narrative seems almost autobiographical, as if I was somehow listening to my own story and inner thoughts (minus the shock therapy mind you!!). This book can not be listened to on the surface level. If one dimensional story telling is what you are expecting then you will surely write reviews similar to the many negative ones we see here. If you approach each chapter as a multi layered metaphor then in every detail you will find many "ahaa moments" that will stick with you for days, even years to come.
The first third of this book held my attention as i enjoyed the author's analysis of life through the function of his motorcycle. But I grew tired of the philosophy and continuous self examination and so- did a lot of fast forwarding. Basically, a book dealing with this level of philosophy is not my genre so I feel my opinion is biased. My husband, on the other hand, listened to an hour's worth and wants it for his Kindle!
"Hi My name is Ali and I'm an Audible addict." "Hi Ali!"
This is a nice mix of story telling in regards to the road trip with the author's son Chris, and nightmarish flashbacks to college philosophy 101 with a health dose of abnormal psychology tossed in just to make it interesting! I had to listen intensely to the philosophical arguments that I would have glazed over if reading it in the book but managed through the narration. At times the recording sounded tinny, but overall excellent narration and vocalization.
I've wanted to read this book for a few years now and can check it off my long list of books to read. The most shocking part of the whole thing happens at the afterward...
I had never read this book before. I found it to be a delight. I ride a bike, though it is not about motorcycles-really. It is more about phsyology (wich I have studied) and metaphysics (which I have not).