End to End

John O'Groats, Broken Spokes and a Dog called Gretna

Non-Fiction - Travel
178 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

End to End: John O'Groats, Broken Spokes and a Dog called Gretna by Alistair McGuinness will enthrall readers with the author's travel adventures and stories. These started off with the author borrowing his brother's bike and pedaling with his two friends from Land's End to John O'Groats. The ride takes readers along with these three men to three countries, and includes some memorable experiences. And this ride changed the life of one of the riders forever. So let's join these riders to learn more about their interesting and adventurous journey that will become a game changer for their lives.

I found the book fast paced and entertaining. It gives readers a peek into the small villages in the UK and also makes them realize that it's never too late to have an adventure. The narration is detailed and descriptive, making the incidents vivid. Many of the experiences shared by these bikers are real and palpable, making it easy for readers to connect with what they say. The book conveys a good message through the experiences of these three friends - to travel, to learn, to be respectful, to explore, the power of self-belief, and to laugh at the smallest things. The book is encouraging to all those who love traveling and who enjoy exploring and discovering old and new places. It also motivates them to try something different and meet all the challenges they face in life with a positive outlook.