Hit the Road, Jac!: Seven Years, Twenty Countries, No Plan

Open Book Audio

Narrated by Jacqui Furneaux

13 hr 29 min

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 travelled 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.

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Open Book Audio
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Published on
Nov 1, 2018
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Duration
13h 29m 11s
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ISBN
9780956430595
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Transportation / Motorcycles / General
Travel / General
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Eligible for Family Library

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