From Here to There

  • by Jon Faine, Jack Faine
  • Narrated by Jon Faine
  • 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In April 2008, Jon Faine and his son Jack closed the door on their Melbourne home and, leaving jobs, studies, family and friends, took six months and went overland to London in their trusty 4-wheel-drive. This intelligent and funny recount of the countries they visited, people they met, and trouble they got into, is also the story of a tender father-son relationship.

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Rollicking yarn - bettered being read by Jon Faine

Those familiar with ABC 774, or 3LO as it used to be known, will also be well familiar with the voice and persona that is Jon Faine. Jon is a lawyer by training but a journalist by profession, at least for the last 14 years or so occupying the important ABC Australian national broadcasters' seat across the morning timeslot in the Australian State of Victoria.

Jon has a wonderful voice for radio and this makes his own telling of his own adventure story all the more heartwarming for those who know his voice. For those who don't know it, be prepared to be audibly entertained and enlightened by his clarity of speech, turns of phrase, and great use of diction and language. He is a delight to listen to.

This book is more than just a remarkable travel story - and remarkable it is. It is a great story of family, of father and son, of generational change and differences, of technological advances and glimpses of times oh so recent where we managed without many of those devices we know take for granted and have become utterly dependent upon. The book gains a great deal by including passages written and read by Jon's son Jack. His inclusions and his telling of his own story in his own words admirably compliments those words of his father.


For those with a sense of adventure, yet lacking the fortitude to carry it out, here is inspiration ....but with with warnings aplenty.
For those with a sense of intrigue and curiosity about many of these new countries arising from the fall of the Soviet Union, here is a wonderful glimpse behind the rusted Iron Curtain.


This audiobook is Very Highly Recommended on its own merits - but also as an absolutely wonderful companion to the hard copy of the book itself. This audiobook will be enjoyed again and again in years to come.

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- Peter

Good story

Good story - told well - interesting and informative - recommended for anyone with an interest in travel
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-11-2010
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd