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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
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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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    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 Hayes 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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    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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  • Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 48 mins)
    • 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.

  • Underground London (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen Smith Narrated by Karen Cass

    Underground London

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stephen Smith
    • Narrated By Karen Cass
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    What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in Underground London, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time.

    Susan says: "Shame about the narrator"
  • Travels with Charley (






UNABRIDGED) by John Steinbeck Narrated by Peter Marinker

    Travels with Charley

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.

    Maureen says: "Captivating"
  • Made in America (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Made in America

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

    Sam says: "Fantastic!"
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  • Seven Years in Tibet (






UNABRIDGED) by Heinrich Harrer, Richard Graves Narrated by Mark Meadows

    Seven Years in Tibet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Heinrich Harrer, Richard Graves
    • Narrated By Mark Meadows
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    A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer's escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet.

    Julia says: "Brilliant first half, repetitive end."
  • Notes From a Small Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Notes From a Small Island

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    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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"
  • Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Dave Gorman Narrated by Dave Gorman

    Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World

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    • By Dave Gorman
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    Remember when you were a kid, and you used to go round to a friend's house to see if they were playing? Well, as adults we're not supposed to do that. Which is a shame... because Dave Gorman likes playing. He REALLY likes games. So he knocked on the biggest door you could ever imagine - the internet - and asked 76,000 people if they fancied a game. This is the story of what happened next.

    Andrew says: "funny words but flat narration"
  • 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
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    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"
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  • 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
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    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!"
  • 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
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    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.

    Eleanor says: "Travel journal"
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    Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

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    • By Rolf Potts
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    Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.

    Purpleoak says: "Interesting"
  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (






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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg.

    Jim says: "An excellent tale of adventure"
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    Mission Ridge Ski Resort: Wenatchee Washington

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    • By Patricia Lawrence
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    Mission Ridge Ski Resort near Wenatchee Washington is one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. It's also a 1944 crash site of a B-24 bomber on a secret mission. Patricia Lawrence is exploring Mission Ridge; she assends on a tram up the tall mountain and decends in a courtesy toboggan.

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    Fiji: Travel Adventures

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    This is the most comprehensive guide to these islands. Where to stay, where to eat, how to get around, what to see and do. All of the practical information you need is spelled out in detail. And hundreds of color photos bring the islands alive!

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    Munich & the Bavarian Alps: Travel Adventures

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    • By Krista Dana
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    Here is a guide to the best sights and adventures in the mountainous regions of Alpine Germany. Based on experience gained through more than a decade of living in, traveling around, and writing about the Alps, we spotlight the best gateway cities, the best sightseeing bases, and the best outdoor adventures. Here, we cover the places where you're likely to end up when crossing the European Alps and the places that you shouldn't miss in-between, even if you have only a few days or a week to spend.

  • Travel Tales Collections: The USSR ` (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Brein Narrated by Gary Roelofs

    Travel Tales Collections: The USSR `

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    • By Michael Brein
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    Michael Brein's Travel Tales Collection: The USSR 1 features three wild travel tales of unbelievable things that could have happened to you during the old Cold War Soviet Union communist era. Of course, there are always the usual, typical, expected sorts of Eastern Europe (a la the Cold War) experiences. But there are also those incredible unexpected surprises that become all the more memorable just because they are so unique!

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    Northern Italy's Wine Country: Prosecco, Soave, Bardolino, Valpolicella & Beyond

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    Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

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    Why would a middle-aged businessman who had never even spent the night outdoors, attempt to hike the entire Appalachian Trail? Bill Walker, a former commodities trader in Chicago and London, and an avid walker, had developed a virtual obsession to hike this historic 2,175 mile footpath in one hiking season. In the spring of 2005 he set off from his home state of Georgia, hoping to make it to Mount Katahdin in northern Maine before the arrival of winter.

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    Travel Tales Collections: African Safaris 1

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