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From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads. 

And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride more than 20,000 miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.

©2006 Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman (P)2006 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"A highly readable and spiritually uplifting book about a dream come true." (Wanderlust)  

"Touching and memorable...one for armchair travellers and bike freaks." (Daily Mail

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Loved it!

There is a little bit of new info as opposed to the series but not a lot. In spite of that , still loved it.

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great for motorcycle enthusiasts

The ride of a lifetime recorded for your enjoyment in all its "stuff happens " glory

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I enjoyed this great adventure by these two men.
This was quite an adventure and was enjoyable to read.

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It's no burnout

As a fellow rider, this is sort of a must for moto guys and gals. Riding around the world is the Everest of most adventure riders out there. Good story, funny in parts (mostly the swearing) but overall pretty vanilla way to tell a story. It's basically a week by week account - went here, did this, missed my family, rode here, met this guy, got stuck, missed family. Not my type of storytelling, I was not hooked. Also, it would have been great if it was read by the authors not some other two blokes.

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  • 2008-04-03

Can't wait for Long Way Down

Brilliant. Funny. Mind provoking. This tale gave us extra desire to get on bikes and go. Brilliant.

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