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To Dakar and Back Audiobook

To Dakar and Back: 21 Days Across North Africa by Motorcycle

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.
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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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    Will Columbia, SC, United States 03-04-16
    Will Columbia, SC, United States 03-04-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Decent account made better by the reader"

    Well documented journey. Probably only of interest to motorcyclists, but worth a listen.

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    Amazon Customer 10-13-15
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    "More like a journal then a novel"
    Would you try another book from Lawrence Hacking and Wil De Clercq and/or Mike Chamberlain?

    Maybe.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have added more details about the preparations and repairs to paint a clearer picture of just how massive of an undertaking it is.


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    Theodore John Brick, NJ 09-15-15
    Theodore John Brick, NJ 09-15-15
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    "Now this is a race you secretly want to do"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The author


    What does Mike Chamberlain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    English guy reading a book by an English ride. It works.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really


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    Exciting book to listen to. Mostly about the riding and the race. This is what I listen for and that is what I got. A fantastic depiction of what goes on in this race and what it's all about. Leave it to the brainless terrorists of the middle east to ruin it for everyone and force the Dakar to go somewhere else. They have to ruin everything.

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    Ellery G. Bice 07-10-15
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    "Lawrence of Africa"

    A wonderful story of an epic African adventure that will whisk you far and away from your much too civilized world.

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    EAST BOLDON, United Kingdom
    4/26/13
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    "A brilliant listen for true Dakar fans only!"

    I have really enjoyed the audio book,true and to the nitty gritty of dakar! Once used to the narrators voice your immersed into the 2001 dakar on a bike that we all could have owned.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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