Is That Thing Diesel?

  • by Paul Carter
  • Narrated by Paul Carter
  • 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was he f**k!
With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to take it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike obsessed, man want? Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by a semi-trailer full of bridge parts. Is he out of his mind? Quite possibly. Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, prepare to laugh out loud.

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Customer Reviews

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good book, shame about the language!

What made the experience of listening to Is That Thing Diesel? the most enjoyable?

The story line was excellent and very entertaining. As a motorbike enthusiast and rider I enjoyed the 'experience'.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Is That Thing Diesel??

There were lots of memorable moments. some were laugh-out-loud, some were less so.


Which character – as performed by Paul Carter – was your favourite?

Paul himself


Any additional comments?

I am not a prude by any stretch of the imagination but I would have liked a warning about the strong language. Being a woman of mature years (60+) and a bike rider myself I enjoyed all of the ride and the adventure that Paul took us on.

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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd