Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World Livres audio Audible – Version intégrale
In 1982, at the age of just 23 and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.
Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes, and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well-traveled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead.
When she returned to London nearly two-and-a-half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs, and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. She'd survived life-threatening illnesses, personal loss, and brutal accidents that had left permanent scars and a black hole in her memory. And she'd fallen in love with two very different men.
In an age before email, the internet, mobile phones, satnavs, and, in some parts of the world, readily available and reliable maps, Elspeth achieved something that would still seem remarkable today. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.
Détails sur le produit
|Durée||11 heures et 16 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||21 février 2019|
|Éditeur||Elspeth Beard RTW|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
|Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon|| 20,053 en Livres audio Audible & Originals (Voir les 100 premiers en Livres audio Audible & Originals) |
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Sadly I found it very irritating, I was hoping for, an insightful travelogue, with detailed observations of unknown towns, alongside mechanical catastrophe, and the 'spirit of discovery.
What I actually got was a young woman constantly describing her romantic failure.
To be honest, three chapters in, I realised that I had lost interest, and started to realise why she was single.
The I read something else.
Elspeth's unique way of recounting her adventures left me fascinated about how following your dreams and sometimes doing the 'impossible' transforms one's life - all those new and raw experiences seem to unlock hidden inner powers and abilities, changing the way reality is percieved and taken in, opening mind's and soul's eyes to seeing everything differently.
An extraordinary tale!
You'll need a tissue at the end. I was very touched and it brought a tear to my eye when you learn about Robert some years later. I felt for them both.
It's wonderful that Elspeth finally, after so many years have passed, wrote her story. Maybe that will go some way towards the recognition she surely deserves. Elspeth, I am in awe of your journey, well done!