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Jupiter's Travels Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged

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Product details

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Naxos and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (6 August 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1094010979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1094010977
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.4 x 14 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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"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"

About the Author

Rupert Degas, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, has recorded the works of Peter Carey, Haruki Murakami, Andy McNab, Darren Shan, and Derek Landy, among others. He has also recorded over fifty radio productions including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, This Sceptered Isle, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He has appeared on film and television in Dead Romantic, EastEnders, Waiting for God, Passport to Murder, Over Here, Fatherland, The Cappuccino Years, Exorcist: The Beginning, Love Soup and Shoot the Messenger. He has also lent his voice to numerous animated films and series including Mr. Bean, Bob the Builder, Robotboy, and The Amazing World of Gumball. Along with several stints in Newsrevue at the Canal Café Theatre and in Edinburgh, he has appeared on the London stage in The Boys Next Door, Are We There Yet?, Becket, Stones in His Pockets, and Patrick Barlow's adaptation of The 39 Steps. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Chris Abraham
5.0 out of 5 starsA travel journal and ride report written beautifully
13 October 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
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4.0 out of 5 starsI enjoyed the book and just finished it today
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Dave Murphy
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best books I've ever read.
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Arthur von Boennighausen
5.0 out of 5 starsGet your motor running..... Head out on the highway
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J. Blilie
5.0 out of 5 starsA True Classic of Travel Writing - Make Sure You Read This Book
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