Read Best Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain (Audio Download): George Mahood, Kris Dyer, What Noise Productions: Audible Audiobooks –

The plan is simple George and Ben have three weeks to cycle , miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland There s just one small problem they have no bikes, no clothes, no food, and no money Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer During the most extraordinary of challenges, George and Ben scavenge through rubbish bins, search for the Loch Ness monster, wash dishes, clean hotels, sing Christmas carols for food, swim in lakes, descend Cornish hills on children s bikes, and cook a barbecue forold people in a field They spend the night in a greenhouse, a canal boat, a posh hotel, an empty house, a pub, a tent in a car park, and a barn with a bull Through the course of their hysterical journey, they are clothed, fed, and sheltered by the generous people of Britain An easy light entertaining read with some very amusing moments Obviously, not every detail of the trip or every conversation can be included in the book, but at times the boys behavior seemed immature and insincere As a reader, I found those aspects of their behavior somewhat irritating But well done to the boys for showing us that there are still some wonderful kind people in the world willing to help a stranger a very positive message which we need to remember in troubled times. Wish I had got this book for free as it isnt worth a penny Its badly written, very repetitive, lacks depth, detail and warmth, the author is no Bryson or Maconie thats for sure.Reads like a diary of a teenager trying way too hard to impress, cant understand how some reviewers think its funny the so called humour has to be unnecessarily explained, and many cases the author is downright rude about people.Oh, and I imagine if I had a film crew with me it would be a sight easier to get things for free, but no mention of the film crew in the book.Lifes too short for rubbish like this so I gave up after a few chapters. Don t you hate it when peoples reviews say, Laugh out loud funny.Well, this book is hilarious and laugh out loud funny and I m not joking The tale of two intrepid travellers who decide to travel from Lands End to John O Groats, but with a twist They arrive at the start line wearing nothing but matching Union Jack boxer shorts Their aim to ride the length of Great Britain without spending any money Everything from the clothes, the food, the places to sleep even the bikes they hope to be given for free to prove that the people of Great Britain are officially nice If the image of two men sharing a pair of socks and a pair of shoes doesn t make you smile, wait until Pinky arrives on the scene A fantastic book that you won t be able to put down until you actually can Just read the book I was somewhat dubious about the premise of this adventure maybe 50 years ago it could have worked but in the uncaring noughties or whatever you call this decade Admittedly they bypass most of the big towns on the trip between Lands End and John O Groats so a cynic can claim that only rural life in Britain is still so heart warmingly altruistic Our heroes on their scrounging expedition always manage to find a warm heart somewhere, even if they were pushed to the limits a couple of times Admittedly some of the food they were offered on the way one could regard as stolen from employers not by our heroes of course but generally the friendship, good cheer and trust shown by the vast majority of the people coming into contact with the adventurers was hugely reassuring as well as counter intuitive in our sceptical world Although the whole book is hilarious I have to admit to shedding a tear or two at some of the completely unabashed kindness shown A massive feelgood book.