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Jupiter's Travels by [Simon, Ted]
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In 1973, Ted Simon embarked upon an epic journey that would take him 64,000 miles around the world on a Triumph Tiger motorcycle. Four years later, he would return to London a changed man with many a colourful tale, recounted here. Simon himself provides the introduction for his epic motorcycle journey, and hearing his voice sets a good tone for the rest of the audiobook; in fact, he quips, Rupert Degas [...] sounds much more like me than I do . Narrator Rupert Degas then takes over for the remainder, with delightful results. His British-accented diction is clear, and his speech follows natural patterns, appropriate for a memoir. Degas's accents for the various people Simon encounters add an extra dimension to the work, creating a vivid listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award --AudioFile, Dec'15

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* The classic travel book that inspired Long Way Round and Long Way Down

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8996 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (25 Jan. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI92RU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 158 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,812 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I came to this site, trying to find out what happened to Ted Simons. I've just read this book again, probably 7th time now over the last 15 years and find it impossable to put down every time. The first time it enspired me to go on my own overland travel experience which i will be eternally grateful to Ted SImons. A fantastic book, try the subsequent book "Riding Home", which i am also just re-reading. I'm glad to see from the other responses here, that he's still at it, anyone got more information on his latest trip?
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See, feel, smell & taste your way around the world with this fabulous account.Ted Simon just totally connects with the reader & instanly you are there with him. A quarter of a century after the actual journey the whole book is still relevant.It's amazing how many of the dangerous hot-spots are still hot.The characters he meets reflect their surroundings & vice versa, but in many cases are ignorant & unaware that they do. A tremendous look at the human species & the world we inhabit & try to shape.Brilliant!
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Why did Charlie and Ewan set off on "The Long Way Round" I will bet it was all down to Ted Simon and Jupiters Travels. I first read this book in 1979 and have always held a copy. It is not a travel guide but an insight into one man and his endurance to circumnavigate the globe in an age when Triumph motorcycles were a force to be reconed with. Charlie and Ewan only went from England to America as a team with a back up crew and a photographer. Ted did it by himself with just a Triumph and the help of locals along the way.
Guess who Charlie and Ewan met along the way, yes Ted Simons.
Before Marriage and Kids, Ted did my dream.
A book that you can't put down.
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I was given this book by a friend, whilst hospitalised for a few weeks due to a motorcycling mishap, in 1986. Ted Simon`s account of his journey is deeply moving, and says more about the human condition than any number of academic psychological textbooks. Anyone who feels trapped in the endless routine of work/bed/work... should read this book. It`ll help to free you - in your mind at least!
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I was fortunate enough to be lent this book and have never forgotten it since. It has to be one of the best travel experiences I have ever read and I have read a few. This book is awe inspiring as Ted manages to capture his every thought/feeling as he travels around the globe encountering some mind boggling people and places. I truly felt I was there with him. A very, very difficult book to put down. You must read it to experience it.
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Well - the headline might be an exaggeration, but I think this is the best travel book I have ever read - and I first read it over fifteen years ago.
Ted Simon drove a motor cycle around the world. Easy. But he spent four years on the journey. Okay - still pretty easy. But the journey he made was within, and more so than any other travel book I have ever read, he used the metaphor of true to life travel as the means of showing more than any writer that I have read or met (I met Ted one time, in 1985) that the real journey is in the head. If you like travel books - read this one now. If you like to travel - read this book now. If you think travel might one day broaden your mind, read this book before you leave - you may save yourself a lot of money and a lot of soul. And if you like Kerouac or Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and have never read this book...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Really - this is a life-changing and life-charging read, so get moving....
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I first read this book way back in 1981 and have just re-read it all these years later. It's every bit as inspirational and remarkable as it was then.
Simon's writing style is superb and kept me riveted throughout. I give the guy top marks, not just for his writing skills but also for sheer endurance in completing a journey that took him through so many ups and downs over a staggering period of four years.
If you want adventure, humour, deep insights and moving experiences buy and read it now. It's not aged one jot in the 24 years since I first read it.
Top read!
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Ted's account of his 1973 world tour on a Triumph 500 can now be regarded as a record of history as much as a travelogue.

Ted, in 1973 at least, was a complex character, but he writes candidly with the educated eye of a traveller rather than a tourist. The book opens with "......I let the bike roll off the asphalt onto the grass under a shade tree. I tucked my gloves into my helmet and stood by the bike looking up and down the country road and across the field of green wheat wondering who was going to help me this time, and what it would lead to". And it goes on, Ted relishing chance, master of the art of communication and invoking the sympathy of the secure and settled.

London, France, Italy....Zambia....Brazil....Sri Lanka....Afghanistan and on. You are travelling not with some blue eyed all English super hero of popular fiction but with a person much more real and closer to his reader. Unsure, sometimes ill at ease, occasionally supremely confident as you follow the peaks and troughs of solitary travel. All justified as in 1973, in different ways from today the world was no safe place. The book is an unbiased testament to an age, all the better for being on a triumph of course, whose fortunes came and went en route. And today Ted is back on the road. As he travelled Pinnochet was imprisoned in Weybridge. Back in the 70's Ted faced a firing squad in Chile. How things change. The world population has exploded; there has been mass urbanization, the growth of the global economy and the collapse of communism. Are those green fields of wheat that wafted in the breeze in the opening of the book now an industrial estate? We shall have to wait and see.

Gone are the days of telegrams back to England and probably the feeling of remoteness.
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