Dawdling by The Danube

  • by Edward Enfield
  • Narrated by Edward Enfield
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Having only been to Germany once before to do National Service, Edward Enfield sets off on his latest cycling trip, carrying few preconceptions but plenty of wit. Determining the route he should take from recommendations scrawled on a napkin, he starts by following the 'Romantic Street' along the banks of the Danube from Passau to Vienna, taking in castles, churches and good food along the way. And, as Edward amply reveals in this charming book, there is no place from which to see a country that is nearly as good as the saddle of a bicycle...

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Ultimately endearing

I was a little put off by the first chapter to this which made me think that the author's sense of self might be too strong to enjoy it but kept going and once he was on his travels the whole thing was a delight - calm and observant, affectionate for what he saw but not gushing. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it stayed in the mind afterwards.
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- Elizabeth

Cycling has never been so attractive.

On finishing this book I hoiked my bicycle out of the shed where it has languished for the past 7 years. My nephew fettled it and I now intend to get into shape and be able to cycle farther than a half mile. Mr. Enfield's beautiful narrative of his cycling travels in Europe are a great inducement to the middle-aged to get out and about, without resorting to lycra or worrying about speed. Thank for a gentle read told with humour and style
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- Diane Rutter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-12-2008
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks