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To Kathmandu in an auto-rickshaw........a small tale about a BIG journey
 
 

To Kathmandu in an auto-rickshaw........a small tale about a BIG journey [Kindle Edition]

Mark Hawkins
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

3 Wheels...
2 Idiots....
1 BIG race....
............and they're off.......
A couple of middle aged gents embark on a rickshaw race across India for charity. New 3rd Edition 99.98% re-worked with some bonus piccies of elephants bottoms NB still includes a bit of atrocious grammar : )

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6246 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I8WQ4S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,572 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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OK this book was mostly scribbled down the gym whilst resting more than necessary between exercises, hence it took 3yrs to put together. The plan was for us to keep a diary of our exploits in India to accompany our snapshots when we got back home. Andy religiously stuck to this principal whilst I gave up after a couple of days. This book is therefore based on Andy's diary entries. It's my first foray into the world of book writing and quite probably will be the last, until maybe the next adventure pops up. Please excuse the grammatical errors but that's a result of only achieving a grade C at English Language 'O' Level : )

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 20 Jan 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The bad spelling was not a real issue to me as mine is a bad and so a lot probably went unnoticed. The story is a happily entertaining read which refreshingly comes over as being written by an everyday man and not someone who leaves you feeling inadequate. He describes the trip as you may well have found it to be without glorifying or hyping it up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two men in midlife crisis 22 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have not quite finished this book but I have been entertained by their adventure, related in a chatty manner. The
spelling is not as bad as has been reported elsewhere and is typical of proof reading on screen where simple typos
are invisible but spring to life on hard copy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 10 July 2013
By may
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i love this book , you feel like you are travelling with them ,i can almost feel and smell India in their words
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A honest humourous tale 11 Feb 2013
By Atty88
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Heart-warming and humorous, a tale of two `average' men on a trip of a lifetime.

It may not be Shakespeare but for the most part it read smoothly, and reviews saying otherwise are quite frankly picky, after all it's not a big expense and all money goes to charity.

It was easy to pick up and nicely broken into segments making it perfect for lunchtimes or short journeys. Its honesty paints a number of stark contrasts, with moments of beauty and moments that are considerably less so. From chasing beer, paying off local roadblocks, and being trapped in customs to handing out custard creams to excited children, it is a tale that will leave you envious of the adventure and grateful for home comforts.

A fine, funny tale Mark - Congratulations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By WOODY
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I would like to think that people who are interested in the "unusual" story would read this tale, which I found to be an amusing read. The whole idea of an motorised rickshaw in itself made for a fun event, especially as there was an element of "the first to get to the end was the winner" - did they make it? If they didn't then it was an terrific experience - if they did, then very good on them!! I leave you to find out like I did - and I will read it again. I hope you will too. Have fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy it! 12 April 2012
By Lindsay
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I bought this after recently returning from a trip to India & experiencing the Auto for myself...!! What an amazing achievement & all credit to Mark & Andy for doing this road trip.

A very funny book, particularly as you can visualise the journey & the various situations that the guys were in as they travelled through India. Ignore the grammatical errors & spelling mistakes (which is apologised for in advance at the start!) - it somehow makes it more real & I personally think it's great that the author put pen to paper to share the experience with the rest of us.

Best of luck for raising lots of funds for charity with this book - I think you could charge more! Buy it...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a fun read 5 April 2012
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It's funny how the book starts in Kochi and that's where I was when I was reading it. So easy to picture the descriptions when you are right next to them! :-)and in the main they were spot on!

This raised quite a few smiles and laughs during the read. It is one of those reads where you put it down but eagerly await to pick it back up again.

I did feel at times the author was a bit dismissive of the culture he was actually in but that aside he describes his journey with panache!

This is well worth the 77p asking price, great read for way less than a cuppa in the UK :-)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Book 18 Jan 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
From start to finish a cracking yarn, worth more than the 78 Pence charged. it also brought home to me there are still people prepared to go the extra mile to help others in dire need. Resepct to Andy and Mark.

John Tilbury.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
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Great fun ,go, good to read, worth purchasing filling space to make up the required words blah blah blah blah
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