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  • Far and Away

  • A Prize Every Time
  • By: Neil Peart
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Summary

Following in the tradition of Ghost Rider and Traveling Music, Rush drummer Neil Peart relates nearly four years of band tours, road trips, and personal discoveries in this introspective travelogue. From the ups and downs of a professional artist to the birth of a child, this revealing narrative recounts 22 adventures from rock's foremost drummer, biker enthusiast, husband, and father. Both playful and insightful, Peart's love of drumming and the open road weaves throughout the stories as Neil explores horizons that are both physical and spiritual, sharing his observations about nature, society, and the self.

©2011 Neil Peart (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Engaging and entertaining

I enjoyed this book. I'm neither a motorcyclist or a Rush fan, but Neil was a great drummer and it's a fascinating listen/read.

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  • 09-06-21

An engaging listen.

A thoughtful, engaging and entertaining listen. As ever Neil Peart takes you on a journey but it is never straight forward or dull.

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fantastic book

a very good story and well narrated. it's a good read for a rush fan or anyone who likes a good story.

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  • Philip G.
  • 02-12-16

What a disappointment!

This book does not cover travel or motorcycles much. it is a plotless drivel that came to fruition after a copy and pasted job was completed on a blog of a local celebrity. It is full of useless trivia and superficial observations. The narrator sounds like a 60 year old vegan guy whose joy in life is limited to eating cereal with soy milk in the morning. I have never heard of a rock group called Rush. If you are not a fan then skip and save your 1 credit and a of disappointment.

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  • Grady
  • 29-02-16

enjoyed.

I always enjoy his stories and something about Brian Sutherland voice that's really soothing.
can't wait for more.

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  • Megan01
  • 07-08-17

Good Read... or listen. Smooth Narration.

I really enjoyed this book, but not as much as Ghost Rider. Maybe I just related more to Ghost Rider, but I still would listen/read again and would definitely recommend this.

In addition Brian Sutherland did a excellent job narrating.

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  • JV
  • 25-03-21

Yep

Another good one by the Professor. You earned much love and much respect from the world, very successful life and you are missed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-19

I got my prize

I've read almost every book Neil Preart has written, I'll get to all of them someday. This one, like the others, was such a joy and I feel like I am richer for having read it. I got my prize.

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  • Bridget
  • 23-06-16

great book

another great story from the road from Mr. Peart. highly recommended book.

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  • Julia B.
  • 07-09-22

Read the book...don't listen to it

The narrator sounds like a robot...no life, no excitement. His cadence was almost painful to listen to. I gave up listening to what is probably a pretty good bunch of stories.

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  • Rusty METAL J
  • 01-06-22

AWESUM.

I have been a fan since I was riding in a car seat as a child. My stepfather introduced me to the band. This book is a good look behind the scenes.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 10-10-21

Great Read

Far and Away: A Prize Every Time was a great read by Neil Peart. Rush drummer Neil Peart let's you ride with him along the backroads of North America, Europe, and South America. He shares his experiences and personal reflections along with full color photos. These twenty-two stories span four years of open letters. I enjoyed reading this book and can't wait to read more by the author.

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  • Nicholas Vignapiano
  • 18-05-21

The measure of a life...

I loved the outtro...Love and Respect. This would become the central theme of perhaps one of the best songs Neil wrote, The Garden. The final song of the bands final album.