Advance reader reviews of Peking to Paris by Dina Bennett.

Peking to Paris

Life and Love on a Short Drive Around Half the World

By Dina Bennett

Peking to Paris
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  • Published in USA  May 2013,
    276 pages.

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  • Judith M. (San Diego, CA)


    Disappointing Road Trip
    Unfortunately I was disappointed in Peking to Paris. I expected an exciting road trip, but what I read was a lot of whining and bragging by the author!
  • Doris K. (Angora, MN)


    Peking to Paris
    I found this book slow going. The author was honest about her feelings but it seemed as though she had mostly negative thoughts.
    Too much time was spent on describing car repair and upkeep.
    I had expected more details about the countries through which they traveled.
    Her descriptions of fellow P2P participants were shallow. I did not enjoy reading this book.
  • Donna W. (Wauwatosa, WI)


    Adventurous Trip
    This was an interesting look at an adventurous road trip. The author conveyed the sense of adventure inherent in driving a vintage car through faraway places. Not an everyday experience by any means! She told her story with humor and wonderful description. I felt like I was along for the ride. This book was part travelog, part exploration of human relationships, and part history lesson. A very well written book.
  • Anna R. (Oak Ridge, TN)


    What a Trip!
    Okay, if you have ever wondered what it would be like to be in a classic car with your husband for 30 days racing half way around the world, this is the book for you! Oh yes, it would be especially fun if you suffer from car sickness. Told from the wife's view point, it is funny, scary and highly entertaining. A fun read!
  • Lani S. (Narberth, PA)


    witty travelogue
    In this amusing book, the author recounts her trip with her fearless husband in a 1940 Cadillac La Salle (alias Roxanne) for an antique automobile race from Beijing to Paris. Never having driven distances without car sickness, this intrepid traveler outlines the various stumbling blocks along the way, and exposes her emotional self with raw honesty. The novel brings to light this special universe and highlights the difficult interplays between other drivers and the environment. This witty novel is perfect for those who love a sense of adventure and exploring different habitats and customs.
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