Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World

Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World

by Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
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Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World by Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman

It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor — acclaimed actor and self-confessed bike nut — noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn't get out of his head. So he picked up the phone and called his fellow actor-slash-biker friend Charley Boorman and told him it was time to hit the road....
Long Way Round
Beginning in London, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia; across the Pacific to Alaska; then down through Canada all the way to New York. Long Way Round is the result of their four-month, 20,000-mile joyride. Featuring original diary entries, travel maps, mileage charts, and dozens of photographs, this is a freewheeling, fully charged, and uproariously entertaining book about two world-famous individuals who chose the road not taken...and made the journey worthwhile.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743499347
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 305,238
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ewan McGregor was born in Perthshire in 1971. An actor who has appeared in more than thirty films — Trainspotting, Velvet Goldmine, Moulin Rouge, and the second Star Wars trilogy among them — he rides an MV Augusta F4S and a KTM Duke. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

Charley Boorman was born in England, grew up in Ireland, and currently lives in London with his family. An actor whose first starring role was in Deliverance, he met his costar Ewan while shooting The Serpent's Kiss. He rides a Ducati 748 and is preparing for the2006 Paris — Dakar rally, if his wife lets him

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Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
tsorgatz More than 1 year ago
Great book well written quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Driving motorcycles from London clear around the world looks like fun. One finds out in the book it is fun, hard and fascinating. You can follow the many adventures of these two through their words and memories. It is amazing to see the roads (or lack of them) they took and the people they met. Check out some of the food they ate too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Their adventure will inspire others to pursue their own dreams. The best part of Ewan and Charlie's adventure was sharing it with us, not only in book form but in film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good read of a marvelous trip. Really enjoyed the inside view of countries I've never visited before and likely never will. Fun and insightful
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book. Great adventure. Ewan and Charlie were inspiring. Opening their hearts and thoughts on a journey few men would venture. I couldn't put this book down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
excellent read...one of my favorites...their understanding of the spirit of the journey is inspiring...as the journey and book ends I find myself wanting to stay on the road..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Motorcycles and reading other peoples diaries about their Great Adventure then this is the book for you. If not look for something else. The movie/documentary is better (when's the last time you heard that?). I do love motorcycles and travel so I plowed through it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
How these two self absorbed actors manage to turn such a fantastic adventure into such a dull read is incredible. I found it difficult to pick-up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my brother-in-law, but ended up taking it back before ever giving it to him. As I glanced through the book, I saw numerous amounts of vulgar language, which was such a disappointment. I would not recommend this book for that reason.
Guest More than 1 year ago
2 narcistic self centered whiney actors needing an entire support crew to complete a journey that thousands of others have done solo.