Eureka: Finding the Line Between Desire and Contentment, Then Riding It

Narrated by: Graham Field
Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Travel & Tourism, Europe
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Who tries to ride deep into Iraq just to see if the news reports are accurate, ends up joining a street demonstration against someone else's government, or sticks their arm between the jaws of a wild mountain wolf-dog?

After the success of his first book, In Search of Greener Grass, Graham Field hits the road again with his bargain-basement KLR650, recording his experiences in his inimitable and revealingly honest diary style. The Caucasus region is often overlooked by travelers, but Graham may inadvertently be about to change all that.

A single pivotal event can transform any journey, and accepting rather than fighting that moment can have glorious consequences for the traveler. In this instant the result ensures a fantastic exploration of eastern Europe and beyond, the discovery of a hidden gem in Georgia, and meanderings that leave us all much richer.

Ultimately, Eureka is an almost accidental realization that we cannot control our mood on the road, but merely embracing it can be the most enlightening travel experience of all. 

©2018 Graham Field (P)2019 Graham Field

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Enjoyable for adventure motorcycle riders.

I really enjoyed the story since I am an avid long distance adventure rider. However, being American, I had to determine through context what some of the slang words used in the book actually meant. His description of the scenery, road conditions, people he encountered, etc... gave me a good visual of what he witnessed. I didn’t care for the fowl language used unnecessarily.

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good book

Different than his previous book greener grass. both were good I like this one the best hoping he records his third book. keep riding keep dreaming keep searching. stick around till the very end for the song haha

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I really enjoy the writer.........................

even though he's hard on GS owners rocking touratech...haha. I enjoy that he is real, I agree with a lot of his perspective and disagree with some. Overall, it's inspiring.

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slow start but worth sticking around for the rest

Loved it. Kept watching chapter count wishing the book would grow more so I could listen longer. Kept waiting for a left turn and the journey continuing.

The sprinkling of puns was quite a treat.

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What an incredible journey.

Graham takes you on a journey as if you are with him, riding right next to him, experiencing the world through his incredible words. Give me more!

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fun <br />

I enjoyed the structure a day by day account of a memorable trip. it was good

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Graham satisfy again

Graham's first audio book was a complete joy and I felt his laughter, his humor, pain and frustration. After finishing that audio book I thought "Now here's a bloke I could see having a laugh with". He's a long hair like me, likes metal and drinks tea. tops in my book. I just finished his second audio book "Ureka" and my thought was reaffirmed. Thanks Graham for taking me on that journey with you, it was a good laugh. One side note. Despite its vague reliability, the KLR is the most wretched motorcycle ever created. I could never own anything that ugly.

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Great job Graham

Love your truthful insights of your travels. Great audiobook. Thanks for sharing your stories with the world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-20

well done Graham

another great listen, I really loved this insightful, inspiring and down to earth account of the travels and experiences of the overland traveller. its helping me to formulate plans of my own.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-20

Very enjoyable listen

found it a slow start but came together very well, just as good as the first book

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  • M. L. Owers
  • 01-31-20

Great book, loved the first but this is better

Having had all of Graham’s books for awhile now and never got round to reading them as I’m a bit of a lazy git when it comes to reading, but absolutely loving these audio books. Makes a real difference that the author is using his spoken words to deliver the text. Loved the comparison of Clacton-on-Sea airfield and arriving in Bulgaria (former Clacton-on-Sea resident) I felt similar when crossing into Romania last year. Funny that you couldn’t find Buzludzha, I found it but never got to the top as couldn’t see a way up!! Looking forward to listening to Different Nature’s

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  • Linux Gary
  • 01-07-20

Thoroughly enjoyable.

Really enjoyed this book. Same format as the previous one. Descriptive, funny and informative. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Martyn Thompson
  • 11-15-19

Excellent, loved it....

I listen while I ride and have listened to every bike adventure book I can get my hands on. What a find to stumble across Graham’s audio books.
Anyone can relate and join in with Graham’s diarised writing style of his adventures. From the ‘RTW’ battle scared veteran to the enthusiast of planned adventure, be that in daydreams or reality.
Loved it Graham, thanks and can’t wait for the 3rd to be released on Audible.

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  • Paul
  • 11-06-19

Truly entertaining.

I have read a lot of overland books, and Graham's is up there with best!

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  • chris
  • 09-27-19

Like being on the adventure with Graham

Love the simple but effective way this is written, day by day with Graham on his latest adventure. Already looking forward to the next one!

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  • 08-16-19

Brilliant

Loved it, great hearing all the ups and downs, easy listening, cant wait for a third book to be read.

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  • Phillip
  • 05-02-19

Incredibly inspiring and relatable story

No sugar coating and showing a real story that inspires adventures that can be realistically achieved by the avarage person.

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  • paul whitehead
  • 04-29-19

Listen while reading

Loved the booked and the reading
I may buy a bike and go some where

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  • Zaak
  • 04-21-20

Second Book - Second Win

Yet again Graham has put together a great listen that is sure to entertain and enthuse most readers.

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  • Travis
  • 11-21-19

Encore!

Can't get enough of Grahams adventures! I love his positive attitude and energy - which make his dummy spits all the more entertaining :) Please keep riding and writing mate, it's a gift to us all!

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  • Malcolm
  • 03-28-19

Bring on the next book

I don’t know if it’s the accent or what but the way Graham reads his own book brings another level to the story.

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  • james elward
  • 03-09-19

Another great listen...

As with Graham’s first book, this one does not disappoint. Ride along on an adventure as exotic to most of us as an Eskimo at a beach party, yet as familiar as the sense of uncertainty we can all relate to when faced with saving face or setting our own agenda.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-19

Great book

I have enjoyed this just as much as the first book
Definitely recommending to anyone who aspires to do some motorcycle travelling
Can’t wait for the next one