Jupiter’s Travels by Ted Simon audiobook

Jupiter’s Travels

By Ted Simon
Read by  Rupert Degas

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16.85 Hours Unabridged
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On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said goodbye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles around the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger, and a curiosity. The extraordinary trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others—including the bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor—it is a pure inspiration. Rupert Degas, called “the most versatile of narrators” by the Times (London), captures all the thrills and spills of Simon’s experience and the timeless charm of his writing.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said goodbye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles around the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger, and a curiosity.

The extraordinary trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others—including the bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor—it is a pure inspiration.

Rupert Degas, called “the most versatile of narrators” by the Times (London), captures all the thrills and spills of Simon’s experience and the timeless charm of his writing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vivid description of driving under conditions that were often ferocious.” New York Times
“Extremely readable, full of keen observation, perceptive insight…conveying action, drama, tension, and danger.” Los Angeles Times
“A compelling narrative that moves, sometimes at breakneck speed, over some of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious terrain—packed with fascinating detail, splendid characterizations, and hair-raising adventures.” Boston Globe
“The best motorcycle travel book ever written.” Motorcycle Sport
“By all means, take the plunge.” Rider Magazine
“Simon himself provides the introduction for his epic motorcycle journey, and hearing his voice sets a good tone for the rest of the audiobook; in fact, he quips, ‘Rupert Degas…sounds much more like me than I do.’ Narrator Rupert Degas then takes over for the remainder, with delightful results. His British-accented diction is clear, and his speech follows natural patterns, appropriate for a memoir. Degas’ accents for the various people Simon encounters add an extra dimension to the work, creating a vivid listening experience. Winner of AudioFIle Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ted Simon

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 16.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English