The Long Haul: A Trucker'S Tales of Life on the Road [Audiobook] download free by Finn Murphy

The Long Haul: A Trucker'S Tales of Life on the Road Audiobook download free by Finn Murphy
  • Listen audiobook: The Long Haul: A Trucker'S Tales of Life on the Road
  • Author: Finn Murphy
  • Release date: 2017/10/4
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780393608717
  • Rating: 8 of 10
  • Votes: 742
  • Review by: Ashley Marlow
  • Review rating: 7.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/16
  • Duration: 3H15M48S in 256 kbps (51.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-27
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MPC, FLAC, AIFF, MP3, TTA, MPEG4, WMA (compression RPM, Z, ALZ, TAR.BZ, TAR.7Z, RAR, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 16M16S (4.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker's-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they're getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in 'the movers.' Through it all, Murphy tells poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy's truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband's remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn's memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Miscellaneous Items, Road Transport & Haulage Trades, Buses, Trams & Commercial, Memoirs
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 28.64 USD
  • Dimensions: 165x244x25mm
  • Weight: 480g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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