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  • To Shake the Sleeping Self

  • A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret
  • Written by: Jedidiah Jenkins
  • Narrated by: Jedidiah Jenkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

On the eve of turning 30, terrified of being funneled into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent the next 16 months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life soon attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and got him featured by National Geographic and The Paris Review. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Jed narrates the adventure that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, and the internal journey that prompted it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not your ordinary bike ride

  • By Sandra on 2018-11-19

the journey

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Reviewed: 2019-01-23

Enthralled with this journey as Jedadiah biked south and felt his travels. I highly recommend!

  • Washington Black

  • Written by: Esi Edugyan
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black - an 11-year-old field slave - is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde - naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist - whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Louise White on 2018-11-13

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Reviewed: 2019-01-05

this story kept my interest to the end and beyond! well written and the presenter brought it to life.