Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy audiobook

Full Tilt

By Dervla Murphy
Read by Emma Lowe

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9.54 Hours Unabridged
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Full Tilt is the inspiring true story of Dervla Murphy’s 1963 journey from Ireland to India on an Armstrong Cadet bicycle and the trials, landscapes, and cultures she encountered along the way. The route takes her through the valleys and snowy mountain passes of Europe and India to the scorching deserts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the metal of her bicycle, Rozinante—named after Don Quixote’s steed—becomes too hot to touch. She travels alone, without luxuries, sleeping on the floors of tea houses or on blankets outdoors, vulnerable to wild animals, insects, and thieves. However, she is often met with generosity and kindness and shares many meaningful encounters with the locals. Her portrayal here gives a fascinating insight into the unique communities of the Middle East in the early 1960s.

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A Washington Post Pick of Best Audiobooks That Transport You to Another Place

Full Tilt is the inspiring true story of Dervla Murphy’s 1963 journey from Ireland to India on an Armstrong Cadet bicycle and the trials, landscapes, and cultures she encountered along the way.

The route takes her through the valleys and snowy mountain passes of Europe and India to the scorching deserts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the metal of her bicycle, Rozinante—named after Don Quixote’s steed—becomes too hot to touch. She travels alone, without luxuries, sleeping on the floors of tea houses or on blankets outdoors, vulnerable to wild animals, insects, and thieves. However, she is often met with generosity and kindness and shares many meaningful encounters with the locals. Her portrayal here gives a fascinating insight into the unique communities of the Middle East in the early 1960s.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[Murphy] is the best kind of traveler: observant, high-spirited, and impervious to discomfort.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Murphy…writes of the landscape, the people. and her experiences in lovely, direct prose spiced with gentle humor…Emma Lowe, an Irish woman herself, narrates this enchanting travelogue in a calm, lissome voice, completely in tune with the author’s generous, unflappable disposition.” Washington Post (audio review)
“In a comfortable Irish lilt, Dublin-born narrator Emma Lowe captures the author’s adventurous spirit, courage, and gritty determination…There’s an amazing calmness to Lowe’s voice as she recounts taking on wolves, gun-toting bandits, and extreme temperatures, all while pedaling away…And Lowe presents the author’s tone of deep appreciation and admiration for the easy hospitality shown to her.” AudioFile
“Murphy’s immediate rapport with the people she alights among is vibrant and appealing and makes her travelogue unique.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Dervla Murphy

Author Bio: Dervla Murphy

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Runtime: 9.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English