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  • Dreaming of Jupiter

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

When Ted Simon rode 64,000 miles round the world on his 500c Triumph Tiger, he inspired thousands of motorcyclists to begin their own adventures, including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who chronicled their travels in Long Way Round. Nearly 30 years later, Ted Simon took to the road again to retrace the epic journey he made in his 40s. He meets up with old friends and acquaintances, revisits old landmarks and locations, and rediscovers himself, as well as the world, along the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So Glad He Did it Again

  • By Theodore John on 10-04-18

Excellent Follow Up

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

Marvelous follow up to the first Jupiter. Well read by a fantastic reader and performer. I wish all of Ted Simon's books were available in audible form.

  • Fast Company

  • A Memoir of Life, Love, and Motorcycles in Italy
  • By: David M. Gross
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7

David Gross is working as a corporate lawyer in New York when he gets a call from a friend inviting him to move to Bologna to help turn around a legendary Italian motorcycle company, known for its dominance on the track and its inability to turn a profit. Off he heads to the fabled home of marbled meats, radical leftist politics, and bespoke shoes, diving into his new life as the "corporate image consultant" to gearheads while learning to navigate the giddy mores of Bolognese society.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Grace on 05-20-07

Eye Opening

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I own a Ducati. Multistrada, a model introduced during the time frame covered in this book.!!

  • To Dakar and Back

  • 21 Days Across North Africa by Motorcycle
  • By: Lawrence Hacking, Wil De Clercq
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great tale, not great narration

  • By Catherine Perkins on 07-12-16

a well written gripping story. I wish it was

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-17

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

  • Under and Alone

  • By: William Queen
  • Narrated by: William Queen
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a "confidential informant" made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • terrific

  • By Joesph on 01-21-06

riveting

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-17

it's great to hear the story narrated by the author. this book makes a perfect companion to Scott Junior Erickson's.

  • The Unknown Mongol

  • By: Scott Junior Ereckson
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 418
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 416

This is the true story of ex-Mongols M.C. National President Scott Junior Ereckson. From a young teen, peering from behind a bush at an unknown Mongol, Scott fulfills his childhood dreams. In later years, after many experiences, he becomes one of the most respected and feared Mongols to this day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb book ruined by muppet voices

  • By Skinny Pete on 05-29-15

very detailed writing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-17

shockingly well written and very descriptive. great narration with excellent audio engineering. this is a read worth listening to.

  • Jupiter's Travels

  • By: Ted Simon
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
  • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eloquently Written ~ Exquisitely Told

  • By Joseph on 10-13-15

Brilliant Writing

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

I have been struggling to write some of my motorcycle adventures down and this book and its reading have provided the needed inspiration.

  • Hell's Angel

  • The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
  • By: Sonny Barger
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 570

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narcissistic rant

  • By Charlotte on 05-19-18

Righteous

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-17

articulate and with great details. only the usa could produce a Sonny Barger, this book is very much worth the price. they got the right narrator too.

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  • Navigating Mountain Curves on a Motorcycle

  • Tips from a Veteran Mountain Communter
  • By: Kit Crumb
  • Narrated by: Ted Kettler
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Learn best practices on a motorcycle for maneuvering S curves to hairpins, rain, hail, and lightening. What to do when encountering animals ranging from skunks to cows. How to survive crazy drivers on cell phones. The author takes you around 92 curves typical of what can be found anywhere in the country and addresses dozens of threats to the motorcycle rider. Included are motorcycle myths.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unfortunately, very little information.

  • By Jake Snider on 05-03-17

Good Advice for all riders

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-17

i also live on a mountain road in Oregon and learned valuable tips from this book.

  • Motorcycle Therapy

  • A Canadian Adventure in Central America
  • By: Jeremy Kroeker
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Kroeker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

From the Canadian Rockies to the Panamanian Jungle, Motorcycle Therapy rumbles with comic adventure as two men, fleeing failed relationships, test the limits of their motorcycles and their friendship. Join the horn-honking, signal-flashing, wheelie-popping pair as they endure painful bee stings, painful snakebites, and (when they talk to girls) painful humiliation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Light and fun exploits of some adventure riders.

  • By Jim Foreman on 07-21-14

a gpod read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-17

well read good humor I can relate having touted and lived on a klr 650

  • Steve McQueen

  • A Biography
  • By: Marc Eliot
  • Narrated by: Marc Eliot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

One of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and '70s with now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullit, Steve McQueen is renowned as one of the most exciting actors ever to come out of Hollywood. Now, in Steve McQueen: A Biography, best-selling author Marc Eliot gives unique insight into McQueen's life, from his films to his three marriages, many affairs, and struggles with addictions.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Snooze

  • By Cill on 10-27-11

Researched to the hilt

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

vivid details that paint the king of cool with a different pallet than most and a surprisingly well read performance by the author.