Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Long Way Down
By Ewan McGregor

Long Way Down

By (author) See other recent books by Ewan McGregor See other recent books by Charley Boorman
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $55.00
Your Price: $49.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.48 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor

Book Awards

  • Winner of British Book Awards: Play.com Popular Non-fiction Award 2008.

Book Description

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. And after an inspirational UNICEF visit to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. And so they set off on their 15,000-mile journey with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip. Joining up with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding through spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty they tell their story - the drama, the dangers and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, through a continent filled with magic and wonder.

Buy Long Way Down book by Ewan McGregor from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781847440532
ISBN-10: 1847440533
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 160mm x 31mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Ewan McGregor

Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart by Ewan McGregor Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart, Hardback (May 2016)

A year in the life of the landscapes and wildlife of Europe s greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands."

Actor and the Camera by Ewan McGregor Actor and the Camera, Paperback (July 2014)

A practical guide for any young actor wanting to work on screen, which provides an accessible introduction to the worlds of film and TV. With a Foreword by Ewan McGregor.

Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor Long Way Down, Paperback (June 2008)

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel down through Africa in a fascinating new biking adventure

Long Way Round: The Illustrated Edition by Ewan McGregor Long Way Round: The Illustrated Edition, Hardback (October 2005)

'Long Way Round' is presented here accompanied by hundreds of photographs, including many by renowned photographer Julian Broad.

» View all books by Ewan McGregor

Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Two best friends set out on a road trip across Africa.British actors and bosom buddies McGregor and Boorman produced a surprise hit in 2004 with the fun-loving travelogue Long Way Round (2004), which chronicled the duo's adventures as they cruised around the globe on their motorcycles, making friends and delivering wisecracks along the way. They get the travel bug again here, but decide this time to point their headlights toward the often-discussed but seldom-experienced continent of Africa. The authors prepare for the trip in the United Kingdom by learning survival tactics: how to sweet-talk hostile army officers carrying AK-47s, etc. Regrettably, this proves to be the most exciting section of the book. Their preparations suggest hair-raising adventures to come, but what we get when they finally hit the road is more akin to a prosaic vacation. The format is familiar: two dudes on cycles overcoming the usual vehicular emergencies and chatting up the locals. But the narrative lacks energy. Libyan sandstorms and herds of indifferent elephants present some minor dangers, but the authors seem satisfied with simply describing the local scenery. Even their visits to AIDS clinics and UNICEF facilities feel like sterile public-service announcements. The book is redeemed somewhat by the sincerity of the authors, who are truly likable guys, even if their shtick has gotten a little old.An amusing, well-intentioned adventure story that forgot to add the adventure. (Kirkus Reviews)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Long Way Down book by Ewan McGregor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor first came to notice in Shallow Grave. Since then he has appeared in more than thirty films including Star Wars Episodes I-III and Trainspotting. Charley Boorman has appeared in films such as Excalibur, The Emerald Forest and, more recently, The Bunker.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Ewan McGregor close
Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart by Ewan McGregor
Actor and the Camera by Ewan McGregor
Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor
Long Way Round: The Illustrated Edition by Ewan McGregor
Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor
Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor
»
Recent books by Charley Boorman close
Extreme Frontiers by Charley Boorman
Extreme Frontiers by Charley Boorman
Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means by Charley Boorman
Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means by Charley Boorman
Right to the Edge: Sydney to Tokyo by Any Means by Charley Boorman
By Any Means by Charley Boorman
By Any Means by Charley Boorman
Long Way Down by Charley Boorman
Long Way Down by Charley Boorman
Race to Dakar by Charley Boorman
Race to Dakar by Charley Boorman
Long Way Round: The Illustrated Edition by Charley Boorman
Long Way Round by Charley Boorman
Long Way Round by Charley Boorman
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close