Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - By Any Means. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike!
Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication, and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Not really. It was interesting and all but again, it wasn't about riding a motorcycle as much as it was the challenge of traveling from one place to another "by any means".
If you’ve listened to books by Charley Boorman before, how does this one compare?
It was on par with the others.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
It was okay. Not super captivating.
Could you see By Any Means being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
Not really. Wasn't that interesting but I suppose if one were to take some creative liberties I suppose it could be a good comedy.
Narration is very sleepy with little attempt to differentiate voice between characters. And the guy sounds much more soft and feminine than charlie which is off putting.
The main problem is that the text comes off like a laundry list of chores in bullet point form. Listing like "we went here, then used that, the the next day we went here and so on". Very little space is allocated to describing the places and people encountered.
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
I thought I would really enjoy this book after reading longway round and long way down but this book is more like an itinerary list, I have to say I'm very disappointed because I'm a big fan of Charley Boorman but I've only listened to about an hour this book and don't intend to listen to the rest, so I'm not really sure who it's for. It maybe just me after enjoying the other two books so much.
What was most disappointing about Charley Boorman’s story?
The most disappointing thing about this book is the fact that Charlie Boorman doesn't read it himself, I know he didn't read Long way down along way round with Ewan McGregor either but I have really struggled with it this time. It's such a shame when big names don't read their own books, I am sure they would sell me copies, the best example is Chris Evans book, its great read by him, it means the characters really shine throug, imagine if Charley narrated this it would be a different story because he is great to listen to on the radio and TV. Sorry Charley
Would you be willing to try another one of Rupert Degas’s performances?
What character would you cut from By Any Means?
Any additional comments?
No, as I say maybe it's just me, maybe I will go back to it when I'm on holiday.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful