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GIRONIMO! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

by | Read by Gildart Jackson

Contemporary Culture • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Retracing a 1914 route of more than 3,000 kilometers through Italy with a century-old bicycle sounds painful. That's especially true with this audiobook because narrator Gildart Jackson gives Moore's first-person travelogue a sarcastic, self-deprecating tone that might lead some listeners to expect that the endeavor was a failure. However, it gradually sinks in that Moore is going to make it. He's competed in the Tour de France, after all, and, somewhere in middle age, he's not quite as old as the bike. It's not a smooth ride; repairs, traffic, and a leg freezing up are among Moore's troubles. Toward the end, the droll self-mockery gives way to reveal Moore's pride in completing the tour on a bike he refurbished himself. Listeners probably won't want to try Moore's journey themselves, but listening is fun. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2015]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 978-1-4830-8505-0 $34.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-8502-9 $22.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2015

CD ISBN 9781483085036 $105.00 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483085043 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483084992 multiple sources

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