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The Hike

Don Shaw

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Description:

Freddy, Phil and Don are three grumpy old men, travelling at various speeds in the slow lane of retirement, at a loss to understand the mad modern world around them. Their chosen method of escape from all this is a shared weekly hike in the Peak District, come gale, hail, snow or torrential rain. They pass the time bumping into colourful and eccentric locals, but their real passion is bickering among themselves. Not only about the right path to take, but also about where they're all going at the fag end of life. Phil likes to dash up hills trying to beat his personal best, while Freddy plots how to sabotage him - teasing him at leisure and asking deep and difficult questions. Stuck in the middle, Don's only ambition is to stop the squabbling getting out of hand long enough to find a nice pub for lunch. As warm as the wind is cold, as dry as the lashing rain is wet, The Hike is a hilarious tale of bum-warmers, crayfish-fanciers, East German Trabant enthusiasts, bodger philosophers, sticky ginger cake, gorgeous countryside and the subtle art of 'onedownmanship'.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Terry Molloy

Length:

9h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:52