Far and Near

On Days Like These
Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
Series: Far and Away, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far and Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many fans. Now Far and Near brings together reflections from another three years of an artist's life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters; travels roads and trails; receives honors; climbs mountains; and composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take listeners on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind. These popular stories, originally posted on Peart's website, are now collected and contextualized with an introduction and conclusion.

©2014 Neil Peart (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Entertaining but need pictures!

As expensive as audiobooks are you would think that you would get a companion eBook with pictures for free. The entire book refers to photographs which you can't see if you do not pay $13.00 for the companion book. If it wasn't for how enjoyable the narrator was I'd just get the print version.

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Inspiring in a lot of ways

my wife hates Neil Peart because he "inspired" me to buy a motorcycle again after many years without. These books make me feel alive and I hope he writes 100 more before I die.

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Good performance, but...

I've had it hammered home to me in listening to this that Neil, while a brilliant musician and an intelligent man, must have been a very sour human being. He has a talent for finding the darkest way of looking at most situations, complaining his way through the description, and then telling you how great it was. His rants about religion are particularly tiresome. While I own more of his books, I'm no longer sure I have great interest in reading or listening to them.

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Another classic

Neil Peart once again delights us with tales from the road and home....his command of the English language and his ability to spin a yarn are epic!😄

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What a great journey I had with Neil

Thank you Audible for offering these Audible books for free after Neil’s passing. I have so thoroughly enjoyed each one. I’m richer for having taken these journeys with Neil.

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The stories were great. A lack of pictures I think take away from people value of this audio book

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travel on a journey and be thankful

Everyday is Thanksgiving! In times as we are in now Quarantine 2020, I am so emotional over the simplest of visions, thoughts and the loss of life. this series of books has helped me to appreciate life, learn more about the world I live in and alot of thi ha I never knew. Neil was a man of many talents and full of life. Our world lost a great Human being.

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Why did I wait so Long?

Neil was tremendous talent and I should have known that his writing skills were no less terrific. For some reason I never felt compelled to read his books. Not really into travel logs. but now I wished I had. Fortunately he left these experiences and thoughts and as a lifelong fan of his music I can insert myself into these stories because from time to time he was on his way to and from a show that I attended so in a small way I'm part of these journeys. There is a lot here even if you don't who he was, the writing and the story telling is great. I'm glad I have more of his books to look forward to.

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Smooth Flowing. Very similar to Far and Away

The story flowed smoothly and once again Brian Sutherland did a excellent job.

Although, if you've read/listened to Far and Away you can expect almost the same story being told.

Ghost Rider is still the best.

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Not my Favorite but I liked it.

Not my favorite book of his thus far, but I did enjoy it very much. By no means a bad book, but just compared to some other the others.

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Brilliant

yet another fantastic performance by a fabulous author, easy to lose yourself in the flow