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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (616 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Moore Narrator: Andrew Wincott Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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It's not easy cycling the Tour de France. Battling it out with old men on butchers' bikes and pursued by cattle, Tim Moore soon finds himself resorting to narcotic assistance and systematic overeating.

Accounts of his suffering and chicanery, and those encountered in the race's history, are interwoven through a look at France's preparations for the most famous cycling event in the world. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monna | 2/15/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook of French Revolutions and it was pure pleasure. The excellent narrator surely added an extra level of wry wittiness to this funny book. I had some reservations picking up the book as I have no interest in cycling or the Tour de France, but neither knowledge nor interest in The Tour was necessary to enjoy the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Allom | 2/11/2014

    " after a long day riding, this book will keep you giggling with it's lighthearted manner. nothing too serious inside, more like a great companion to your next evening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 2/5/2014

    " Tim Moore has a very different approach to writing a travel book. In this one he - a rather unfit, approaching-middle-age man decides to cycle the route of the Tour de France. Very funny, even if you don't give a damn about the yellow jersey. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 2/5/2014

    " I wish there would have been more history here...The travelogue elements got a bit too repetitive and I didn't find it as witty as Moore thinks he is. Plus, he was probably doped up or getting blood transfusions as he wrote this since every other pro cyclist goes that route. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/4/2014

    " Pace a bit slow at first but definitely picked up. Almost made me want to try cycling long distance myself - almost, but not quite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean O'Hare | 2/2/2014

    " Yeah, it is about the Tour de France. Let's just get that out there. It's also about France and cycling and traveling and a mad person doing a mad thing. It's a really funny story (true) about a guy who decided that he probably didn't have traditional athletic skills but figured he could ride a bike so why not ride one around France in the month before the Tour de France and write about it. That's it, so if the idea of an out of shape Englishman hopping on a bike and trying to ride the course of the most grueling athletic event of the year doesn't appeal to you, then this is not for you. Of course, I can't understand why someone wouldn't be into that... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fiona Squires | 1/14/2014

    " Good fun and well written. Tim Moore has a good ear for a daft joke and this shines through as does the research he put in prior to his journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donald | 12/25/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't as entertaining as I had hoped. Sometimes Moore's subtle and dry British wit, written with a sometimes overly florid style, was lost on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/15/2013

    " Bill Bryson on a bike. Good Tour history and laugh-out-loud stories about how physically challenging the route is for a normal human being. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/3/2013

    " A very humourous account of how the author took on the challenge of riding the Tour de France before the professionals and what he learned about himself on the way. I don't always like it when a writer's chief tool is self-deprecation but Moore manages to pull it off with Bryson-esque aplomb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyanide Bunny | 11/25/2013

    " tim moore isn't for everyone and i know he hams it up a bit, but l like his disorganized and poorly prepared approach to everything he does. He is often compared to Bill Bryson, but i find him a lot less twee. Perhaps a foul mouthed Bill Bryson would be more accurate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy M. | 11/17/2013

    " 6 stars! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Mclimans | 10/6/2013

    " I don't think I've ever read a book more British and that is saying something. Did make me want to learn more about the history of the Tour, but the British references were just too much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ben Hughes | 8/19/2013

    " So this guy travels around France trying to ride the tour route. He does this as the route is announced in the press well before the actual tour. Some interesting anecdotes but not much more than that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carsten Doig | 3/24/2013

    " Very enjoyable book which provided a bit of insight into the rigours of the Tour de France. The author is very humourous and I could empathise with a lot of the circumstances he finds himself in and picked up some handy tips along the way such as boiling my water bottle to clean it out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/15/2013

    " A rank amateur rides the route of the Tour de France, with painful and hilarious results. Very funny, lots of Tour history. Think Bill Bryson with a bicycle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/4/2012

    " I don't normally go for sports books but this one has quite a bit more to it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 7/15/2012

    " Wickedly funny... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 5/16/2012

    " I loved this. For me the Tour de France has always been an unimagineable trial. Here a mortal attempts it with no real training. I really felt every pedal turn with him. Also one of the funniest travel books ever. If you liked this you may want to try "do not pass go" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 2/9/2012

    " DNF, as this was riduculously stupid unless you've never ridden a bike or read a book about riding a bike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 5/24/2011

    " Verrrrry humorous look at one man's travel adventure in Europe. He chooses to bicycle various portions of the Tour de France route to hilarious effect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 2/25/2011

    " Might appeal more to serious cyclists. I found he was trying too hard to be funny....there are only so many gags for 'ow,it hurts...I'm going up a hill....I'm going down a hill.....' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyanide | 1/14/2011

    " tim moore isn't for everyone and i know he hams it up a bit, but l like his disorganized and poorly prepared approach to everything he does. He is often compared to Bill Bryson, but i find him a lot less twee. Perhaps a foul mouthed Bill Bryson would be more accurate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 7/28/2010

    " Bill Bryson on a bike. Good Tour history and laugh-out-loud stories about how physically challenging the route is for a normal human being. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/19/2010

    " A fun read, with lots of interesting historical Tour anecdotes. Probably worth a go while the tour is on or about to start, rather than in the dead of winter! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrew | 4/19/2010

    " A very disappointing read. I slogged through Moore's not very funny story of a non-cyclist picking up a bike a riding the route of the Tour de France just like he did up the Galibier. I should have put it down just after I started, but instead I suffered through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 4/13/2010

    " Ah the joys of becoming a cyclist and joining the cycling community. Highly amusing for any cyclist. Captures the joys of completing a long hard ride as well as the frustrations of a shameful bonk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 8/9/2009

    " Hilarious. Basically Bill Bryson...on a bike. Read it in 2 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 6/14/2009

    " Great read, both humorous and educational. Love the authors style of writing. Would highly recommend this to fellow bicyclists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 6/12/2009

    " Tim Moore is a funny writer and this book captures the start of his obsession with cycling and the fact that he cycled the route one year. It was for him a classic escape attempt from his existing life - if you ask me - and I really enjoyed reading his funny description of it. "

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About the Author
Author Tim Moore

Tim Moore’s writing has appeared in Esquire and London’s Daily Telegraph, Observer, and Sunday Times. He is the author of French Revolutions and several other books. He lives in London.

About the Narrator

Andrew Wincott is a British actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He is most known in radio drama as the voice of Adam Macy in The Archers. He has worked with numerous theater companies throughout the UK.