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Jason

Jason Reading, United Kingdom Member Since 2012

Love Autobiographies especially by comedians

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  • "My friend the mercenary"

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    Just a brilliant, sad, and emotion listen about mercenary life in Africa. Shocking, heart warming, and very well read and written. You need to listen to this if you only listen to one book this year. Excellent

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    My Friend the Mercenary

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By James Brabazon
    • Narrated By James Brabazon
    Overall
    (61)
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    (18)
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    James Brabazon is narrating this story of war, violence, and political intrigue. He wanted a war. And, for his sins, he got one. James Brabazon was an ambitious young war reporter when he entered the chaos of the Liberian Civil War in 2002. Running with the infamous LURD rebels, he survived numerous deadly ambushes, the privations of dysentery and a dramatic two hundred-mile escape from Government troops through dense equatorial jungle. He even had a bounty put on his head.

    Amazon Customer says: "Gripping"
  • "Brazil"

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    Michael Palin is the king of narration. His warm and friendly style really draws the listener in and makes you wish you were there with him. The best thing is he is a Sheffield United fan, and of course Santos!

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    Brazil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    (51)
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    (22)
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    Michael Palin journeys to a vast country of unimaginable contrasts - Brazil. An economic powerhouse, it is host to a staggering variety of peoples. He starts his journey in the north, in the remote mountains and forests on the border with Venezuela, and finishes in the south at the legendary Iguaçu Falls. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle, samples life in the agricultural and mining heartland of Brazil, experiences the modernism of Brasília and the heady mix of Rio de Janeiro, and ventures into the favelas.

    John says: "I canot wait!"
  • "The Dark Tourist"

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    A superb listen again from Dom. Love his attitude and reading style. The North Korea adventure is brilliant and very funny

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    The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
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    (576)
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    (131)
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    (129)

    Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection -- the schoolboy currency of Beirut. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern-day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places.

    Helena says: "Amusing, engaging and thought-provoking"
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  • A House in Sicily (






UNABRIDGED) by Daphne Phelps Narrated by Carolyn Bonnyman

    A House in Sicily

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Daphne Phelps
    • Narrated By Carolyn Bonnyman
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    (10)
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    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Near Mount Etna in Sicily lies Casa Cuseni, a beautiful house built in golden stone - and the home which Daphne Phelps was astonished to find she had inherited in 1947. At the age of 34, war-weary from working as a psychiatric social worker, with barely any Italian, and precious little money, she plunged into a fascinating Sicilian world.

  • Notes From a Small Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Notes From a Small Island

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (94)

    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him.

    Jo says: "A Note From A Small Islander"
  • A Piano in the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony Hawks Narrated by Tony Hawks

    A Piano in the Pyrenees: The Ups and Downs of an Englishman in the French Mountains

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Tony Hawks
    • Narrated By Tony Hawks
    Overall
    (121)
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    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    Inspired by breathtaking views, and dreaming of finding love and romance in the mountains, Tony Hawks impulsively buys a house in the French Pyrenees. Here he imagines he will finally fulfil his childhood fantasy of mastering the piano, untroubled by the problems of the world. However, Tony's account of stumbling into the world of overseas home ownership is perhaps best heard as a useful manual of how not to go about buying a house abroad.

    Penny says: "Truly a true story!"
  • Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    Travelling to Work is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for the next 25 years. Yet, as the diaries reveal, he remained ferociously busy on a host of other projects throughout this whirlwind period.

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  • The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations (






UNABRIDGED) by Dom Joly Narrated by Dom Joly

    The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (129)

    Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection -- the schoolboy currency of Beirut. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern-day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places.

    Helena says: "Amusing, engaging and thought-provoking"
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (






UNABRIDGED) by Haruki Murakami Narrated by Ray Porter

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (31)

    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing.

    Kevin says: "Motivational, Insightful, Poetic"
  • Michael Palin: Full Circle (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Full Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (30)
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    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    The third and most ambitious of Michael Palin's adventures is a voyage of epic proportions - the circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim. He travels for almost a year through the 18 countries that border the world's largest ocean, and is forced to negotiate mountains, plunging gorges, cross glaciers and dodge icebergs. Volcanoes also mark Palin's journey. He climbs one which has freshly erupted and follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth.

    Amazon Customer says: "Palin Power!"
  • Down Under (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Down Under

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (65)

    Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

    Dafydd says: "Great book, Shoot the narrator."
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  • A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (






UNABRIDGED) by Patrick Leigh Fermor Narrated by Crispin Redman

    A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick Leigh Fermor
    • Narrated By Crispin Redman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the listener with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events that were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies.

  • A Walk in the Woods (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    A Walk in the Woods

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (82)

    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

    Colin says: "A walk in the woods"
  • Scary Monsters and Supercreeps (






UNABRIDGED) by Dom Joly Narrated by Dom Joly

    Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
    Overall
    (97)
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    (50)
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    (50)

    Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. In Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.

    Mark says: "A great book that is a superb listen"
  • The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (65)

    Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

    Miss says: "The road trip you're dying to take"
  • The Virgin Islands: A Walking & Hiking Guide (






UNABRIDGED) by Leonard Adkins Narrated by JoBe Cerny

    The Virgin Islands: A Walking & Hiking Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Leonard Adkins
    • Narrated By JoBe Cerny
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    From easy walks along sandy beaches to rugged overnight hikes to quick uphill treks with stunning vistas en route, this guide has something to suit every member of your family. Walking times for each hike are given, along with descriptions of the route. Points of interest are highlighted, including plant and animal life you might see. An introduction to each island offers tidbits of the island's history, tourist information offices, air travel details, and hiking organizations you can contact ahead of time.

  • The Best Hikes in Italy: A Insider's Guide (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Sedge Narrated by Brandon Ruiter

    The Best Hikes in Italy: A Insider's Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Sedge
    • Narrated By Brandon Ruiter
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    If the ups and downs of mountain trails and picturesque forests lure you, Italy will seem a land of fantasy. Hiking, backpacking, and trekking ventures in this exciting country are not your usual organized tours with bus transportation, first-rate hotels, meals and guides. What you will get here is the freedom of a true down-to-earth, under-the-stars, roughing-it adventure - though there are also hundreds of easy one-day walking routes to be found as well.

  • St. Petersburg, Florida, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Beyond (






UNABRIDGED) by Chelle Koster Walton Narrated by Bob Milhoan

    St. Petersburg, Florida, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Chelle Koster Walton
    • Narrated By Bob Milhoan
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    Based on our much larger guide to Tampa Bay and, Florida's West Coast, this zeroes in on New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs and Dunedin, Clearwater and Clearwater Beach, the Sand Key Communities, Treasure Island, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg. This audiobook is packed with practical information and enticing facts that make it fun to listen to.

  • Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Cripple Creek, & Beyond: Travel Adventures (






UNABRIDGED) by Curtis Casewit Narrated by Heidi Mattson

    Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Cripple Creek, & Beyond: Travel Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Curtis Casewit
    • Narrated By Heidi Mattson
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    The Colorado capital of today is a far cry from the cattle country of a generation ago. The growing city with a small-town ambiance has become a full-fledged metropolis. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, for instance, is nearly as big as New York's Lincoln Center. Denver is the center of finance and commerce in the Southwest, the nation's fastest growing region. The new families have reclaimed old downtown neighborhoods, such as historic Capitol Hill.

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  • Thailand: Why You Shouldn't Retire to Thailand (






UNABRIDGED) by The Blether Narrated by Donna B. Umali

    Thailand: Why You Shouldn't Retire to Thailand

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By The Blether
    • Narrated By Donna B. Umali
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    This audiobook exposes the worst lie about Thailand, and goes on to detail many of the complications that retirees have in the Kingdom. At times it's not a pleasant listen, but there's plenty of expatriates who will tell you they wish they knew what they were getting themselves in for before they arrived in Thailand.

  • Central Colorado: Aspen, Vail, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park & Beyond: Travel Adventures (






UNABRIDGED) by Curtis Casewit Narrated by Jack Chekijian

    Central Colorado: Aspen, Vail, Crested Butte, Steamboat Springs, Rocky Mountain National Park & Beyond: Travel Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Curtis Casewit
    • Narrated By Jack Chekijian
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    The San Luis Valley is a study in contrasts, evident in the 7,000-foot elevation gain from the low-lying valley floor to 14,345-foot Blanca Peak. The Great Sand Dunes are reminiscent of the Sahara Desert. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks, the spire-like Crestone Needle, and its neighbor Crestone Peak - pride of the Sangre de Cristo ("Blood of Christ") Range - are the natural landmarks for the valley's eastern boundary.

  • The Texas Gulf Coast (






UNABRIDGED) by Annya Strydom Narrated by Jim Bratton

    The Texas Gulf Coast

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Annya Strydom
    • Narrated By Jim Bratton
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    The Texas Gulf Coast has some 3,300 miles of shoreline, if you include the islands, bays, and river mouths. There is so much to offer everybody. It has everything one could want in a vacation - from pleasant hotels and beach houses to camping sites with stunning views. Restaurants are some of the best to be found and they use the freshest of ingredients. The seafood comes straight from the Gulf. Activities abound, from all types of water sports to horseback riding and birding.