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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (213 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erik Mirandette Narrator: Patrick Lawler Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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The Only Road North is the true-life adventure of a 9,000-mile journey across Africa taken by author Erik Mirandette, his brother, and two friends. When the travelers fall victim to a terrorist attack, Erik must struggle through grief and darkness to find his way back to a life lived for God. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/29/2013

    " This was a very moving and inspirational story from a young man on his journey with friends and his brother on motorcycles through Africa. It's a fast paced account of their trials and tribulations along the way, the dangers they encounted, the militia, and the people they helped. His descriptions of the beautiful landscape and wildlife and the treacherous roads paint a perfect picture of the terrain they endured with each mile they put behind them. Whatever your beliefs, this books ending will make you stop and think about your life and how you are using it. It reminds us to live, not just be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 12/28/2013

    " It's an interesting story. He's just not a phenominal story-teller, and writes in a very masculine way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick | 12/19/2013

    " Took a lot of courage to make this trek. True story of some men who drove motorcycles from the south of Africa to the north of Africa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 12/13/2013

    " Loved this book and learned so much about following the "whisper" of God in my own life... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/27/2013

    " Written by a former Kentwood HS grad "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmi | 11/20/2013

    " This book was written by the friend of someone from my hometown. It's a great adventure story of 4 young men who decide to embark on a 9,000 mile dirt bike trip from South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. Little do they know what is in store for them, as they encounter problems at the border of many of the countries, wreck their bikes, nearly starve, and, upon reaching their destination of Cairo, their lives are forever changed by a chance encounter on the streets of Cairo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 11/10/2013

    " This is a book that I have recommended to everyone I meet. It is the only book that I have ever cried while reading. Don't laugh until you read it. It is a moving story. One that will leave you with more questions than answers and I believe that is a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/14/2013

    " This book was...wow. It was very, very good...but gut wrenching. I recommend it, but watch your heart, and please don't read it when you're home alone late at night like I did. I really appreciated how "raw" it was, particularly his expressions of hurting faith at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten Mickelsen | 9/3/2013

    " This book provided an insiders view of Africa along with the inspiring story of the brave hearts of young men not content to settle for status quo living. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Sexton | 9/1/2013

    " This is about my neighbor boys. Very inspiring, funny and sad. RIP Alex, you were full of life while you were here! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 8/26/2013

    " Fascinating journey of discovery. Offers some good spiritual insights from a young adult perspective but also presents life's harsh realities that we must all address. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debby | 8/13/2013

    " My son suggested this book to me after hearing Erik's story retold at the Air Force Academy. It would be a good read for young and old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/8/2013

    " this author is a classmate of Ross Miller's at Air Force Academy. A very interesting, good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 1/31/2013

    " This isn't a feel good happy book but defiently worth reading. It is an autobiography so don't expect a happy ending. I attended a seminar where Erik spoke and was motivated by his story. This is a great book about courage and faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren Montgomery | 10/20/2012

    " My friend from high school wrote this, which just made it all the more captivating, but still a great story of his spiritual journey, a terrorist attack that killed his brother, and what he learned in Africa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 7/25/2012

    " in the middle of it. good so far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 5/23/2012

    " Read my thought at: Thoughts of Joy... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/7/2011

    " Passed on to me by a good friend...it was a tough read in that I knew the ending and kept hoping that it would (still) be different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 8/29/2011

    " Do NOT read the forward until AFTER reading the book. It comes across as way too cynical, and gives you a bad impression of the author. The book is fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 valerie | 7/17/2011

    " I really enjoyed this memoir. It's about four friends who ride their dirt bikes from South Africa to Egypt. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faithsalutes | 7/6/2011

    " Too much about dirt bikes and not enough about the "work" they claimed to do in Africa... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Smith | 6/28/2011

    " this is one of the most moving books I've read in a very long time. A friend gave it to me and insisted I read it. Her daughter is friends with one of the young men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Berger | 5/7/2011

    " This book is an exciting depiction of college students who pick up their lives to volunteer. What started as a volunteer mission turned into the journey of a lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 7/26/2010

    " I have seen this book change lives - several of my students decided to interrupt their time at USAFA and take a year "off" devoted to missions or humanitarian work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricialtzn | 1/13/2010

    " This isn't a feel good happy book but defiently worth reading. It is an autobiography so don't expect a happy ending. I attended a seminar where Erik spoke and was motivated by his story. This is a great book about courage and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/9/2009

    " This book was...wow. It was very, very good...but gut wrenching. I recommend it, but watch your heart, and please don't read it when you're home alone late at night like I did. I really appreciated how "raw" it was, particularly his expressions of hurting faith at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 9/29/2009

    " Loved this book and learned so much about following the "whisper" of God in my own life... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 3/19/2009

    " Fascinating journey of discovery. Offers some good spiritual insights from a young adult perspective but also presents life's harsh realities that we must all address. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 1/19/2009

    " My friend from high school wrote this, which just made it all the more captivating, but still a great story of his spiritual journey, a terrorist attack that killed his brother, and what he learned in Africa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick | 1/12/2009

    " Took a lot of courage to make this trek. True story of some men who drove motorcycles from the south of Africa to the north of Africa. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Faithsalutes | 9/21/2008

    " Too much about dirt bikes and not enough about the "work" they claimed to do in Africa... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 8/11/2008

    " This book is an exciting depiction of college students who pick up their lives to volunteer. What started as a volunteer mission turned into the journey of a lifetime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/26/2008

    " Written by a former Kentwood HS grad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/28/2008

    " Passed on to me by a good friend...it was a tough read in that I knew the ending and kept hoping that it would (still) be different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 4/2/2008

    " this is one of the most moving books I've read in a very long time. A friend gave it to me and insisted I read it. Her daughter is friends with one of the young men. "

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