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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. Dreaming of Jupiter is a remarkable achievement and a fitting sequel to Jupiter’s Travels, the groundbreaking classic of motorcycle adventure.

©2007 Ted Simon (P)2018 Naxos AudioBooks

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So Glad He Did it Again

I enjoyed the first book and I also enjoyed this one as well. Although a bit older than the last trip, Mr. Simon, was still able to give us another wonderful account of his journey. Sadly, it was a shame that our current world was not as agreeable or as kind as it was to him the first time.

For me, I think the only thing that I could have done without was the drama and inclusion of his inadvertent/intentional/unintentional acquisition of a new love interest. I was more interested in how the journey of 25 years ago has changed for him and how the "new" bike was for him. It was the tale of the road that interested me more than the drama of love. Let's save that for social media.

This book also had a bit of bitterness in it. I'm not certain if that was a result of age, the change of the modern world or exhaustion. Be what it may, I accepted his annoyance with things in much the same manner as I do with my own personal annoyance of public behavior and bureaucratic stupidity. At times, it made me chuckle because of the similarities. There were also the Political comments I could do without, I'm not interested in anyone's political opinion but I'll lend a patronizing ear, even to Mr. Simon as spat on about the west at times. No biggie, thankfully, they didn't last long.

A great listen and worth your time.

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Excellent Follow Up

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.

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  • Roxanna
  • Olympia, WA, United States
  • 08-16-18

Amazing book, Amazing Man

I loved Jupiter's travels and I loved Dreaming of Jupiter just as much. Somehow, Ted Simon manages to marry the magic of riding a motorcycle with the world around him, relating the trials, joys and tribulations of travel. This isn't just an I rode from here to there book fastened on the details of the motorcycle, it's a joyous hymn to doing it all over again no matter how old you get. I am in absolute awe of Ted Simon. As a biker myself, who at the age of 68 stepped off my beloved Triumph, I salute him for his energy, courage, curiosity and perseverance. Long may he wave, so worth a listen.

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excellent

this is very well read with excellent impressions or accents and people. the book is almost as good as the first. the author holds different views than my own, but his points are well made and hold my attention. however I must say he is borderline supercilious in his views and writing. a sin forgivable given what he has done. e excellent book.

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  • kate Starkey
  • 09-30-18

Essential reading

A hugely enjoyable book, beautifully written. Haven't enjoyed something so much since Paul Theroux.
Great armchair adventure while my kids are young!

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  • FritzRadda
  • 07-05-18

left me nearly in tears....

Couldn't wait for the second rtw (Round The World) pilgrimage of this exceptionally good writer. At 70 doing it again. The reality of our worlds direction is both enjoyable and priceless. The narator is now my flavour of the year. He is excellent! You MUST listen or read Jupiters Travels first.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-18

Sad and depressing.

The 1st book inspired me, a book full of adventure and good times on the road.

This book reminds me why the Australians call us winging poms.

This book is the opposite to the 1st, he complains the hole way trough.

Is short, don’t bother, it will take away all the 1st book give you and more. Sad !

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  • Zaak
  • 08-29-18

Motivating and inspiring for travel

Easy, enjoyable and motivating toward travel and adventure.

Liked the first book and this was good too.