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Summary

Following the breakdown of her marriage, 50-year-old Jacqui Furneaux set off on a seven-year, round-the-world adventure on a 500cc Royal Enfield Bullet. She traveled both solo and with company, covering 42,000 miles and 20 countries.  

This awe-inspiring and moving book about one woman’s motorcycle adventures is for anyone still holding back from taking a risk and pursuing their dreams.

©2018 Jacqui Furneaux (P)2018 Jacqui Furneaux

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Fantastic listen!

A Proper adventure book, I enjoyed the descriptions of each place and the trials and tribulations with the Enfield.
The best motorcycle travel book I have read/listened to.

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Excellent Travel Book

Having bought your book when we met in Dundee, I was so glad when I found it on Audible. I'm not a great reader you see. Thankyou for all the stories.

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sincere

loved listening to her openhearted, open minded adventurous explorations, not to mention optimism, acceptance of her path of life with humility and love.

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My kind of book

One of the reasons I listen to books is to hear the words the author wrote in their own voice. And Jacqui's narration is an absolute delight. She's clear, likeable, gentle, self-effacing and curious. Her journey takes place over a seven-year period, but of course there's generally a catalyst for such a journey and very often a period of readjustment when it's ended. Jacqui is honest and open from the beginning to the end; from the 'prologue' (if you like), to the 'afterword' (which I found particularly moving). The physical journey took her round the world on an Enfield Bullet motorbike – and you do need a certain amount of determination and savvy to undertake such a venture. The emotional journey runs parallel and is honest, and often raw. I absolutely love this book. Sure ... it will appeal to those who like travel (some wonderfully evocative descriptions of places), bikes and biking adventures. But more than that, this is an account of a middle-aged woman making brave decisions – big and small – in order to learn about herself. Definitely worth checking out.

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Great insight into a personal adventure

Great story and content with fabulous insights into travel on the road read by the author I can thoroughly recommend you listen to this book which put life into a different perspective- think you

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An inspiring story

Loved this book. I've just started motorcycling again after a few years off and bought a Royal Enfield so this has really inspired me to plan some trips and get out there on my own, as I have no-one to tour with. The start of the tale coincides with my time living in Asia and travels in India and brought back some great memories with her great descriptions of people and places. Very well narrated by the author who comes across as very down to earth and warm person, which isn't always the case with travel writers who sometimes appear very patronising to the local people that they meet on their travels. I'm currently unwell and unable to ride my new bike so this was the perfect listen as I felt like I was there with her.

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