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When Ted Simon rode 64,000 miles round the world on his 500c Triumph Tiger, he inspired thousands of motorcyclists to begin their own adventures, including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who chronicled their travels in Long Way Round. Nearly 30 years later, Ted Simon took to the road again to retrace the epic journey he made in his 40s. He meets up with old friends and acquaintances, revisits old landmarks and locations, and rediscovers himself, as well as the world, along the way. Dreaming of Jupiter is a remarkable achievement and a fitting sequel to Jupiter’s Travels, the groundbreaking classic of motorcycle adventure.

©2007 Ted Simon (P)2018 Naxos AudioBooks

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Theodore John
  • 04/10/2018

So Glad He Did it Again

I enjoyed the first book and I also enjoyed this one as well. Although a bit older than the last trip, Mr. Simon, was still able to give us another wonderful account of his journey. Sadly, it was a shame that our current world was not as agreeable or as kind as it was to him the first time.

For me, I think the only thing that I could have done without was the drama and inclusion of his inadvertent/intentional/unintentional acquisition of a new love interest. I was more interested in how the journey of 25 years ago has changed for him and how the "new" bike was for him. It was the tale of the road that interested me more than the drama of love. Let's save that for social media.

This book also had a bit of bitterness in it. I'm not certain if that was a result of age, the change of the modern world or exhaustion. Be what it may, I accepted his annoyance with things in much the same manner as I do with my own personal annoyance of public behavior and bureaucratic stupidity. At times, it made me chuckle because of the similarities. There were also the Political comments I could do without, I'm not interested in anyone's political opinion but I'll lend a patronizing ear, even to Mr. Simon as spat on about the west at times. No biggie, thankfully, they didn't last long.

A great listen and worth your time.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • Roxanna
  • 16/08/2018

Amazing book, Amazing Man

I loved Jupiter's travels and I loved Dreaming of Jupiter just as much. Somehow, Ted Simon manages to marry the magic of riding a motorcycle with the world around him, relating the trials, joys and tribulations of travel. This isn't just an I rode from here to there book fastened on the details of the motorcycle, it's a joyous hymn to doing it all over again no matter how old you get. I am in absolute awe of Ted Simon. As a biker myself, who at the age of 68 stepped off my beloved Triumph, I salute him for his energy, courage, curiosity and perseverance. Long may he wave, so worth a listen.

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  • Generale
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  • Storia
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/08/2019

If you liked Jupiter's Travels...

Ted Simon's reprise and revisiting places along his 1973 journey is both lovingly nostalgic and tinted with sorrow at the changes in both himself and the world at large. His personal experiences are once again documented with journalistic reality as well as deep insight and at times abstract vignettes of what goes on in the mind of a solo traveler conspire to pull you in and keep you listening. Rupert's narration is once again amazing, with Ted refering to him as a "reincarnation" of him as his younger self in the first book, and his use of accents and vocal acting bring each individual in the story to life. From Auzzies, to South African, to East Indian, etc. he portrays every accent perfectly, adding a layer of reality and a geniune feel for being 'out there' with Ted. Utterly brilliant.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Mountain_View
  • 24/07/2019

Fabulous Travel but

Great story spoiled by social justice warrior messages and global warming propaganda. Saddened by this injection

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • CoastRange
  • 23/09/2018

Excellent Follow Up

Marvelous follow up to the first Jupiter. Well read by a fantastic reader and performer. I wish all of Ted Simon's books were available in audible form.

  • Generale
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • grendel
  • 30/07/2018

excellent

this is very well read with excellent impressions or accents and people. the book is almost as good as the first. the author holds different views than my own, but his points are well made and hold my attention. however I must say he is borderline supercilious in his views and writing. a sin forgivable given what he has done. e excellent book.

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  • Generale
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  • j d rowley
  • 03/05/2019

There and back again

It's funny old loop that our lives follow I read jupiter's travels when I was young. Along with the hobbit and Lord of the rings. My love for two wheels both pedal and motor powered and buggering off on a whim.camping and drifting along. Be that for days weeks etc.. I never travelled liked Ted as far around the world but I have many great adventures. Finding love in unusual places. With a calmness that fell on me whilst living in Spain. With dreaming of jupiter, I have relived and remembered the great stuff and I mean great stuff both good and bad of my formative year. Ted Simon has been an inspiration for me aswell as he has for others. I hope now I can pass on to my beautiful daughter the joys of adventure and of following one's dreams. Because without these how can we ever grow and leave the world a better place than how we found it

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Stephen Gorvel
  • 02/10/2019

great book and a superb narration

I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in Ted Simon's travels as much as the first one. the story had depth and we get an insight into Ted. Rupert Degas had to be one of the best narrators I have heard. He brings the story to life so much so that you forget it is not Ted who is talking. I think of I were to hear Ted himself speak it could be confusing 😄

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • DM
  • 22/03/2019

Brilliantly performed

This melancholy marvel is a worthy successor to Jupiter's Travels and a brilliant companion piece to it. It's evocatively written, often funny and always honest. But perhaps most of all it is, like JT, utterly superbly narrated by Rupert Degas. Perfect marriage of voice and material.

  • Generale
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  • Storia
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  • kate Starkey
  • 30/09/2018

Essential reading

A hugely enjoyable book, beautifully written. Haven't enjoyed something so much since Paul Theroux.
Great armchair adventure while my kids are young!