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  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: TravellersEye Ltd; 4th Revised edition edition (1 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0953057534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0953057535
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 291,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Its power comes from the excellence of writing." - The Independent
"Truly inspirational reading... 10/10!" - Cycling Plus Magazine -- Media Reviews

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Discovery Road will be published soon in Chinese.
Discovery Road has had such success in UK that it will be published in China in early 2000, having been translated into Chinese characters. For more information contact the author, Andy Brown on andy@thinkwow-inc.com

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book - it's written in an easy to read style, as if the writers were chatting to you over a pint in the pub.
The story is a amazing one, covering many many miles, but the thing I loved most was the vivid, interesting descriptions of the things they saw and the people they met along the way. It made it much more addictive than a tale of pure physical slog. It also covers the questions everyone wonders about but never normally get anwered - how much did it cost, how could they afford a year off, how did they plan, didn't they ever fall out, what about their lives back home?
What better review can I give than that his book alone has inspired me to escape from the rat race and cycle around New Zealand for 6 months!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Han Zup on 17 Aug. 2000
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Discovery Road is a travel journal, personal diary and self-development book all rolled into one easy-going, chatty and very friendly piece of literature.
Marc Bolan once said, "book after book, I get hooked everytime the writer talks to me like a friend". I was hooked from the moment Andy Brown talked about his disillusionment with career, right through to the final pages of this three continent dash.
This book is for anyone looking for something outside of the obvious. Discovery Road reminded me of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull by Richard Bach, but far more achievable.
Once in a while you come across a book that's just a sheer delight to read. That's what this book was for me and I'd recommend it without reservation to anyone in possession of, or in search of, a spirit of adventure.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Austin on 6 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is tremendously enjoyable and inspirational. I have read a fair few travel/adventure type auto biographies and with many of them after the initial excitement of beginning the trip the writing deteriorates into a boring descripition that just reads basically like an itinerary. Not so this one.
Plenty of humour, excellent descriptions, so good you actually feel you are right there along side the guys most of the time.
The only thing is wonder is 'where are the photographs?'. There are amusing drawings to break up the text but at least a few photos would have been nice. Maybe it was to do with printing/publication cost etc.
A must read for those feeling call of the unknown and toying with the idea of taking the road less travelled.
Buy it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Aug. 1999
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I bought Discovery Road after meeting one of the authors. I found something for each part of myself in this epic adventure - because it was so many different stories in one. For a start, it is a tale told by two authors. Both perspectives are cleverly woven together in this vivid account of three (then two) bikers who have enough scrapes to warrant making this into an action-packed movie.
They gave themselves a year to cross the three southern continents. It was often a race against time, but they took breaks and detours along the way. By choosing the roads 'less travelled' they found a way of journeying that makes this far more than a simple story of getting from A to B.
The main purpose of the journey was to raise money for Intermediate Technology. The dedication reads: FOR THE PEOPLE OF TURKANA AGAINST ALL THE ODDS MAY YOU PROSPER. It is therefore not surprising to find some interesting insights into the people they meet - especially in Africa.
I certainly endorse the quote from the The Independent: ''It's power comes from the excellence of the writing.'' The book doesn't set out to change your life, but don't be surprised if it does. There is just enough philosophy to make this sweaty and lucky tale a provocative one too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Nov. 2003
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One of those books that can send a shiver up your spine - you want to become a part of their adventure and travel and see the things they saw in Australia, Africa and South America. You can imagine the spectacular landscapes and while I was reading it I wished I was there. It's an honest book, it describes the squabbling, the disagreements, the far from perfect conditions, but despite all of that it conveys a sheer excitement of travelling and discovery. I defy anyone not to want to travel, or at least do something adventurous after reading this!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Mar. 2006
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Two men travelling across three continents that keeps the excitement and sense discovery to a fast pace throughout. Never feels like a diary or re-run of the itinery, just the story of the riders as they find out what's around the next corner - and there's a surprise or two believe me.
Often it reads like you're there by the road side, making a sugery cup of tea as camp is set up.
Buy it and feel good and challenged!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "3chordtricktster" on 2 Sept. 2004
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I read this quickly and relished the sense of freedom it contained in its pages.
I think the story is remarkable: people who didn't just talk about turning their lives upside down in search of something more meaningful but actually DID IT. That's inspiring enough. But the things they see and the people they meet along the way are perhaps the real triumph of this narrative.
I guess it's one of those 'life's not a dress rehearsal' books. The sort of reminder we all need from time to time. Buy it, read it and, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but someday, you'll probably find it moved you to try something different, too.
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