Inspired readingFascinating from the start the book is written so that the emotions encountered by Sean are felt by the reader in my experienceThe miles, the sense of adventure, the overall experience is brilliant in its representation and makes for an excellent readHighly recommended Sean Conway was stuck in a dead end life of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race He was immediately inspired but it was a huge undertaking, and he d hardly been on a bike in years Could he really cycle all the way round the world, solo and unsupported Six months later, after completing a punishing training schedule and packing up everything he owned into boxes, Sean was in Greenwich Park, on the start line of the adventure of a lifetime Soon he was way ahead of schedule, averagingmiles per day, and on course to break the round the world cycling record But then disaster struck, and Sean was forced to confront the possibility that he may not be able to complete the race In the course of his , mile journey, Sean travelled the famous pan American highway across the Atacama Desert, outran tornados, relied on fellow travellers to ferry water across the Australian outback, and inadvertently joined a cycle club in Mumbai He learnt things about himself he didn t know and rediscovered a spirit of adventure that changed everything This is an audiobook about an amazing and sometimes incredibly difficult journey, but it s also about never giving up when there s an opportunity to follow your dreams A most excellent book Well written engaging text Inspires myself to jump on my own bike and explore the world Already brought another book by the author What s with the beard Looking forward to his future adventures. Cannot recommend this book enough, such an interesting, informative inspirational read Who is Sean Conway He s just an ordinary chap who decided to bike around the world in an attempt to beat the world record Bad luck, in the form of a traffic accident that was none of his fault, meant the record was no longer possible but it did not deter Sean from continuing his journey. A book I read quickly as it flowed well and he kept you thinking and reflecting all the time I don t think Sean is suited to bike races he s better at unusual quirky adventures where his humour shines through This journey has plenty of that Yes I really did love this book, it wasn t as funny as cycling from lands end to John o groats but still good.I don t so much like the racing books because it s all about speed and mileage, whereas I prefer to hear Sean s humour and journey along the way.Just bought hell and high water looking forward to reading it and a few people have said in reviews that it s funny too.Great writing Sean thank you so much.Loraine x What a great book This is an ordinary man doing something extraordinary Its written in simple language and heartfelt I brought this book on the back of having just read another of his books Hell or High Water which is equally a good and did not disappoint. Wow Sean knows how to push himself through self inflicted hardship Possibly his best book to date Light hearted but with some seriously intense times across America Highly recommended. Loved the book, great stories, great adventure Very inspiring and makes you take a moment and wonder what we all have the ability to do This is the story of Sean Conway s race around the world but as the subtitle says, really about his attempt to shake himself out of a life he no longer wanted to live In that he was eminently successful Along the way we learn that riding 200 miles per day is doable that extra socks are optional and that there are many kind and helpful people everywhere who admire the person who is living their dream and doing the impossible I would have liked if there was written about the crazy race he was part of at times, the book is too introspective and repetitive But it is hard not to like Sean, and cheer him on.