• Far and Near

  • On Days Like These
  • By: Neil Peart
  • Narrated by: Brian Sutherland
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (260 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far and Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many fans. Now Far and Near brings together reflections from another three years of an artist's life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters; travels roads and trails; receives honors; climbs mountains; and composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take listeners on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind. These popular stories, originally posted on Peart's website, are now collected and contextualized with an introduction and conclusion.

©2014 Neil Peart (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Entertaining but need pictures!

As expensive as audiobooks are you would think that you would get a companion eBook with pictures for free. The entire book refers to photographs which you can't see if you do not pay $13.00 for the companion book. If it wasn't for how enjoyable the narrator was I'd just get the print version.

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travel on a journey and be thankful

Everyday is Thanksgiving! In times as we are in now Quarantine 2020, I am so emotional over the simplest of visions, thoughts and the loss of life. this series of books has helped me to appreciate life, learn more about the world I live in and alot of thi ha I never knew. Neil was a man of many talents and full of life. Our world lost a great Human being.

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Inspiring in a lot of ways

my wife hates Neil Peart because he "inspired" me to buy a motorcycle again after many years without. These books make me feel alive and I hope he writes 100 more before I die.

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Good performance, but...

I've had it hammered home to me in listening to this that Neil, while a brilliant musician and an intelligent man, must have been a very sour human being. He has a talent for finding the darkest way of looking at most situations, complaining his way through the description, and then telling you how great it was. His rants about religion are particularly tiresome. While I own more of his books, I'm no longer sure I have great interest in reading or listening to them.

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Great story.

Neil Peart was a great writer about all things but especially his travels around the world. For us average guys who can't travel on a motorcycle, Neil makes it feel like you are with him.

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What a great journey I had with Neil

Thank you Audible for offering these Audible books for free after Neil’s passing. I have so thoroughly enjoyed each one. I’m richer for having taken these journeys with Neil.

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Great Read

Far and Near: On Days Like These was a great read by Neil Peart. Neil Peart has many stories to tell of the roads that he has travelled and his many performances. This book brings together Neil's reflections from another three years of his life. He celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters. I loved reading this great reflections and can't wait to read more of Neil's work.

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Great Stories, ok narration

I’m just starting to explore the books written by Neil Peart (i’ve never had time to read, so listing on my long drives is perfect) i’ve been a huge fan since the time i heard my first rush song, Working Man in 1984. Neil’s books are more about his experiences in his personal life rather than on stage (although he does touch on some of his experiences “at work”) the descriptions of the landscapes he rides are for the most part places i’ve been riding myself since the 1980s and the bring back such great memories, i’m amazed we never crossed paths! …but i digess, if you enjoy Rush, Motorcycles, The desert southwest this book is a great way to experience all of that and more through the eyes of Neil Peart

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Got er done

Outstanding writing, as always. Personally, I could have done without the repeated claim of not being a "religion basher" while somewhat proving otherwise. Not commenting on the actual content, just this annoying repetitive theme. This alone is the only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars,. Farewell to a King.

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Get the book!

I love Neil's stores. I missed getting to see the pictures. But he does paint a good one.

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Brilliant

yet another fantastic performance by a fabulous author, easy to lose yourself in the flow

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