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John Hayes

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  • "I canot wait!"

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    I finished this over the weekend and must say it is up there with 'Around the World' and ' Himalaya's' - Now I cant wait to see the TV version as MP struts his stuff around this vast continent. He captures just about everything, with his wonderful humour and accents, its really very, very good and I have no hesitation in recommending it to you guys! It is amazing that this country is so diverse with such a massive culture difference, but everyone rubs along together and makes it work! He covers just about everything that you want to know, from politics to football, economics and gay marches. Now the problem is, what will he will do next?...USA I suspect, now that would be fun, poking fun at them...cant wait again.

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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!"
  • "Can't wait untill her next one!"

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    I really like Shane Spall style and the narrators delivery is spot on. Having seen the series on TV I was not sure of how the book would turn out, but it was first class and now I cant wait till her next episode - excellent listen!

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    The Voyages of the Princess Matilda

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Shane Spall
    • Narrated By Frances Barber
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    This is the story of Shane and Timothy Spall and their Dutch barge, The Princess Matilda. After a summer on the Thames they head out to sea with only a road atlas and a vast amount of ignorance - and it is absolutely terrifying! A decade before, Tim had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and was given only days to live. Shocked at how life can pass you by, they decided that if and when Tim got better, they would buy a boat. The Spalls' adventures have already been the subject of two BBC4 series.

    andrew says: "The Voyages if the Princess Matilda"
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  • Travelling to Work: Diaries 1988-1998 (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    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.

    Mad Jeff says: "Rather Boring"
  • Bedpans and Bobby Socks: Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Fox Narrated by Emma Tate

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    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Barbara Fox
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    'In my dreams, I was always in some vast landscape on a long, straight road. Driving. Always driving.' Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind and embarked on an amazing American adventure.

    Christine says: "A wonderful story"
  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • 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"
  • 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

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    • 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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  • Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder (






UNABRIDGED) by Dave Barter Narrated by Simon Whistler

    Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Dave Barter
    • Narrated By Simon Whistler
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    Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder is an anthology of 30 articles written by an amateur cyclist over a period of 10 years. The collection exhibits the madness that engulfs those who descend into cycling obsession, celebrating the average cyclist living in a world defined by the pros. The writings range from fanciful musings concerning the Tao of singlespeeding to lengthy descriptions of end-to-end rides in Britain and Ireland.

    MR says: "A must for all cyclists."
  • Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback (






UNABRIDGED) by Robyn Davidson Narrated by Angie Milliken

    Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

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    • By Robyn Davidson
    • Narrated By Angie Milliken
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    Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.

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    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"
  • The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Theroux Narrated by John McDonough

    The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari

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    • By Paul Theroux
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    A final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of fans. Journeying alone, in what he feels will be his last African journey, Paul Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the itineraries of tourists and the hopes of post-colonial independence movements. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northward up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line.

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  • Are You Experienced? (






UNABRIDGED) by William Sutcliffe Narrated by Tom Lawrence

    Are You Experienced?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By William Sutcliffe
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
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    Are You Experienced is a devastatingly funny satire on the whole idea of student travel - particularly the India backpack trail. Dave travels to India with Liz because he thinks he might be able to get her into bed. Liz travels to India with Dave because she wants a companion for her voyage of spiritual discovery. She loves it. He dreams of frosty mornings, pints of lager and restaurants where vegetable curry is only a side-dish....

    Misss J. Rixon says: "Funny and sweet"
  • 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

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    • By Patrick Leigh Fermor
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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.

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    In the space of 400 years, Western man methodically set out to explore and map the entire earth. During some of the most dangerous expeditions ever mounted, an extraordinary group of determined men forced passages through vast oceans, dark jungles, and withering deserts. Never has their like been seen since. What drove these soldiers, sailors, and civilians to leave the comforts of civilized life and face the horrors of shipwreck, starvation, cannibals, and disease?

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UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Down Under

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    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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.

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UNABRIDGED) by Madeleine Osberger, Steve Cohen Narrated by JillAnne Aden

    Great Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, Salt Lake City & Northern Utah: Travel Adventures

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    • By Madeleine Osberger, Steve Cohen
    • Narrated By JillAnne Aden
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  • Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Foster Narrated by William Dougan

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    • By Lee Foster
    • Narrated By William Dougan
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    Is our era both the most wondrous and the most horrific time ever to be alive in the history of the human race? Award-winning travel journalist Lee Foster thinks so. His audiobook, Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time consists of 25 essays, in which Foster evokes a place in his worldwide travels and then addresses the spiritual geography of our era. Foster's work has won eight Lowell Thomas Awards, the highest accolades in travel writing, including him being named Travel Journalist of the Year (Silver Winner). More than 200 of his worldwide coverages can be seen at fostertravel.com. Foster suggests that a balanced perception of modern life, with sufficient imagination, can enable a modern person to live in a healthy, constructive manner and not be overwhelmed by pessimism or despair.

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UNABRIDGED) by Michael Brein Narrated by Gary Roelofs

    Travel Tales Monthly: No. 3 Sep 2014: Travel Tales Monthly

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    • By Michael Brein
    • Narrated By Gary Roelofs
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    Michael Brein's Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 3 for September 2014 contains among the best travel stories from Michael's huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. The 10 travel tales that are featured for September, as well as each following month, include a fascinating mix of travel stories as well as a few brief vignettes.

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UNABRIDGED) by Krista Dana Narrated by Tim Harwood

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    • By Krista Dana
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UNABRIDGED) by David Eimer Narrated by Corey Snow

    The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

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    • By David Eimer
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    Far from the glittering cities of Beijing and Shaghai, China's borderlands are populated by around one hundred million people who are not Han Chinese. For many of these restive minorities, the old Chinese adage "the mountains are high and the Emperor far away", meaning Beijing's grip on power is tenuous and its influence unwelcome, continues to resonate.

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UNABRIDGED) by Tina Neylon Narrated by Nicholas Patrella

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  • Vancouver: Five-Day Tour (






UNABRIDGED) by Vivien Lougheed Narrated by Karen Edland

    Vancouver: Five-Day Tour

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    • By Vivien Lougheed
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    Named after George Vancouver, the British explorer who sailed down the Pacific Coast to Burrard Inlet in 1792, Vancouver is one of the world's great natural harbors. The downtown area is flanked on three sides by ocean with Burrard Inlet to the north that extends eastward for miles to Port Moody. English Bay sits to the west of downtown and False Creek to the south.

  • Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Fresno & King's Canyon (






UNABRIDGED) by Matt Purdue, Wilbur Morrison Narrated by Robin Lynn Griffith

    Yosemite National Park, Sierra National Forest, Fresno & King's Canyon

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Matt Purdue, Wilbur Morrison
    • Narrated By Robin Lynn Griffith
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    This remarkable guide details everything you need to know about exploring Yosemite and the surrounding parks and forests - not just the major tourist sites, but many unforgettable places few tourists ever discover. Everything you need to know about the many, many hiking and biking trails is here, as well as the beautiful rivers and lakes, the rock-climbing, the fishing, where to stay, where to eat and much more.