Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor

Into the Wild

Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World Read Online Free - It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor - actor and self-confessed bike nut - noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn't get out of his head. So he picked up the phone and called Charley Boorman, his best friend, fellow actor and bike enthusiast. 'Charley, ' he said. 'I think you ought to come over for dinner...'From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads.

And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride over 20,000 miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. "Long Way Round" is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.

Title : Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World
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ISBN : 0743499336
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Brad rated it ★★★★★

September 09, 2008

My love of Long Way Round is purely emotional. We are not talking about great literature here, nor should anyone expect it. After all, the book isn't written. It is spoken. But that adds to the charm. As these two spoiled boys travel around the world from London to New York, cutting through places...

Kendal rated it ★★★★☆

January 08, 2013

Long Way Round is a mentally and physically exhausting journey made by two friends who wanted a break. The book is comprised of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s daily diary entries that were written during the entire trip. By sharing both of their personal diaries you are able to get two very...

Shannon rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 01, 2009

This is a true story about two fairly well known people taking a trip across a vast distance. The A-List actor and a well-to-do buddy (d-list actor?) have a dream and try to put it into action. Some of their challenges are ones that most people would not have - e.g. having a director who does not...

Lindsey rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2015

Wow... I went into this book with very little expectations, firstly I know nothing about bikes, and secondly I thought that it may be some kind of shameless promotion on behalf of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman but I was incredibly wrong. I was amazed at the journey these men took, and especial...

Melissa rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 11, 2012

I'm not even going to blame the fact that I interrupted reading this with a few much better books & coming back to it was torturous. Too much man whining, too much man bickering, too much "Oh but we miss our families so much!!" No one forced you to leave them & take this trip, did they?

Sian rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 23, 2014

Author B in my A-Z was Charley Boorman although it says that Long Way Round was just written by Ewan McGregor. I'm a fan of both actors but I've never seen the TV show so I went into this with a fresh mind not really knowing what to expect. And can I say it was the biggest disappointment. Both aut...

Shawnté rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2015

London to New York A tale of two dudes on bikes Friendship and folly

Robin rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 09, 2007

This book was kinda boring and whiny for a couple of rich dudes on bikes with a film crew following them around.

Mitchell rated it ★★★☆☆

July 10, 2016

Long Way Round is a fairly well-known TV series documenting the journey undertaken by actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in 2004, riding motorcycles all the way around the world from London to New York, across very remote and wild terrain in Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Siberia. McGregor was al...

Mikayla rated it ★★★★★

March 14, 2016

Having adored the Long Way Round TV series, where actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman biked from London to New York "the long way round", it was only a matter of time before I picked up the book. I met Charley Boorman a few years ago and we swapped travel stories (his were far better than mi...

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