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Under Asian Skies

Australia to Europe by Motorcycle - an Enthralling Journey Through One of the World's Most Colourful and Diverse Regions
Lu par : Sam Manicom
Série : Every Day an Adventure, Volume 2
Durée : 11 h et 40 min

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Sam Manicom set off from the UK aiming to spend a year riding the length of Africa on a motorcycle; as told in his first book, Into Africa. This challenging first year was such fun that, in spite of a 17-bone fracture accident, being arrested, and being shot at, he decided not to head for home as planned. He finds passage on a container ship from South Africa to Australia, and a new adventure begins.

In Sam’s second book, Under Asian Skies, you'll find yourself immersed in an enchanting mix of drama, majesty, laughter, mystery, love, and his usual disasters. Sometimes a traveller's plans simply don't work out as intended, but for Sam every mishap is the beginning of a unique adventure; silver linings do exist. You'll travel on a journey across the vastness of Australia, through the twists and turns of New Zealand, and on up into the exotic lands of Southeast Asia. You'll ride dusty back roads, ease along rugged dramatic coastlines, and through history and cultures. Work with fruit pickers, sit under the desert stars with a blond-haired aborigine, and cross paths with a runaway from the police. How is Sam's life saved by a Thai prostitute? And smugglers? Did he really find relatives in the steamy Sumatran jungle? Soak up the magical scents and sounds as the journey continues on through India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Iran. This heartwarming tale will take you on Himalayan mountain roads and paddling through the orange glow of the dawn on the River Ganges. Meet the people who live in villages little changed since the Middle Ages, and share chai with strangers. You'll explore the dramatic organised chaos of the grand cites of India, and ride the historic Grand Trunk Road. This is a two-year journey where every day really is an adventure.

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  • Jim Foreman
  • 21/07/2014

A Bridge Between Humanity and Adventure.

Sam Manicom’s second book in his series of world travels is a triumph of storytelling.
Continuing his journey from Africa to the Australian continent and then up through Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Sam weaves a tale leaving you wanting more.
Fortunately, two more books make up this series.
Journey with Sam as he narrates his tales and takes you on an intimate ride.
Cheers!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18/10/2019

Another winner!

Yet again, another wonderful read (listen) from Sam Manicom! The vomit bus had me rolling with laughter and near vomit with his impeccable description of events. That's merely one of many tales, each as great as the next!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13/10/2019

More enthralling tales from Sam read by himself

a continuation of Sam's amazing journey around the planet filled with detailed vignettes of characters met along the way, lessons in overlanding, and some tight scrapes for suspense factor. If you long to travel, and love motorcycles, or just want to ride pillion vicariously along, this is a great story. Having Sam read it is just icing on the cake. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • Steve
  • 15/09/2019

still inspirational

As always Sam makes me feel like hes telling me his story as its happening. I listened to this book while on my own bike ride and at times was more involved with his adventures then of my own. Excellent.

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  • Sharey
  • 19/03/2019

Disappointed

This book was more about his bike Libby, repairs and transport permits, than about a personal adventure with anecdotes about human feelings and characters. I was very bored. I don't care about someone's motorcycle diary!

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  • $4D
  • 18/03/2019

An adventure filled with depth and color

Not just a dry travel log. The author uses the type of depth and color that is more commonly found in a classic novel than in a modern work. What a refreshing experience to be taken into the adventures of an author that says more with his words than what's just on the pages. This audiobook is fantastic!

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  • R1250GSA
  • 05/09/2017

Enjoyable book

Sam's writings and his narrative are both very enjoyable and easy to listen to. My only complaint is I'm running out of books in this series to listen to!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 13/06/2017

Can't stop listening

Just as "Into Africa" this is another great listen you won't be disappointed. I love listening of Asia and Australia and this audio is no disappointment. I just couldn't stop listening to it and felt as if I was there with Sam on his adventure. Job well done Sam.

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  • Chris Bushnell
  • 26/11/2016

a delite listening to Sam & Libbey 's adventure

we very much enjoyed listening to Sam tell his adventure riding Libbey around Asia and all the people he met along the way. we ride so we understand that freedom z
and joy of the open road
. looking forward to reading more of his books soon.

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  • Lee
  • 08/11/2016

An Armchair Passenger

What did you love best about Under Asian Skies?

Sam Manicom has done a great job of bringing the geography and it's inhabitants alive through his thoughtful and precise use of language in this book. His patient descriptions of situations at some border crossings that were both confusing and disorganized were as entertaining as they were frustrating. It awakened every adventurous urge I have for exploration and motorcycle travel.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Under Asian Skies?

Recovering his motorcyle from a shipping compound in India can only be described as a character building experience. Sam takes the reader on a brief detour of the actual trip, into the minds and quirky personalities of Indian authorities.

Which scene was your favorite?

Each chapter is a colorful and humorous description of life on the road that Sam creates in our minds through wonderful stories, as he travels through each country.