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  • Notes From a Small Island (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts
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    Notes From a Small Island

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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"
  • Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (






UNABRIDGED) by Rolf Potts Narrated 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.

  • The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts
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    The Lost Continent: Travels In Small Town America

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    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"
  • Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent (






UNABRIDGED) by Mick Conefrey Narrated by Barnaby Edwards
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    Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent

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    • By Mick Conefrey
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of that extraordinary first ascent. In a thrilling tale of adventure and courage, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was actually beset by crisis and controversy, both on and off the mountain.

    GORDON says: "tremendous"
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  • Michael Palin: Full Circle (






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    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.

    Edward says: "Palin Power!"
  • The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations (






UNABRIDGED) by Dom Joly Narrated by Dom Joly
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    • 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"
  • Running with the Kenyans (






UNABRIDGED) by Adharanand Finn Narrated by Paul Tyreman
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    After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his life he moved from Devon to Iten, in Kenya, to eat with, interview, sleep beside and - most importantly - run with, some of the greatest runners in the world. In the distance rests his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in an epic first marathon across the Kenyan plains.

    Andrew says: "A thoroughly interesting tale"
  • Made in America (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts
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    Made in America

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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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  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (






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    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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    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: Around the World in 80 Days (






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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.

    Mr says: "Great story from a "nice man"."
  • Down Under (






UNABRIDGED) 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.

    Dafydd says: "Great book, Shoot the narrator."
  • The Last Train to Zona Verde (






UNABRIDGED) 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 readers. 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 northwards up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line.

  • Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World (






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    Reunited in love after 35 years and suffering from a serious case of pre-retirement wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin made a life-altering decision: They sold their house and possessions and hit the road to live internationally full-time. Now tethered to nothing but their suitcases, each other, and their next exotic location, they've never looked back. From sky-high pyramids in Mexico to monkeys in Marrakech, this delightful, inspiring memoir is a romantic tale of derring-do for grown-ups and a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality.

  • The Train in Spain: Ten Great Journeys Through the Interior (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Howse Narrated by Ralph Lister
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    This is not a book about trains but about the variety of Spain. The best-selling author Christopher Howse makes 10 great railway journeys that explore the interior of the peninsula, its astonishing landscapes and ancient buildings. The focus is the way the Spanish live now: their habits, streets, characters, stories - and quite a bit about their eating and drinking.

  • Thailand: Scam Land: 50 Common Scams (






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    This audiobook is a list of the 50 most common scams in Thailand. Some are low level, and some will cost you a fortune. Unfortunately there are times the scams turn violent. Use this book as a handy fore warning of some of the most dangerous and expensive scams in Thailand.

  • An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having: Travel Stories from The Hairpin (






UNABRIDGED) by Edith Zimmerman, Carrie Frye, Maria Bustillos, Jenna Wortham, Nicole Cliffe, Anne Helen Petersen, Chiara Atik, Jim Behrle Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
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    An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having: Travel Stories from The Hairpin

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    • By Edith Zimmerman, Carrie Frye, Maria Bustillos, and others
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    An Experience Definitely Worth Allegedly Having is a collection of essays on travel selected by Edith Zimmerman, the founder of the colorfully offbeat women's website The Hairpin. Like The Hairpin, these essays are funny, weird, adventurous, and moving. There are stories about following a mysterious stranger's maps in Mexico, attending endless step aerobics classes in Buenos Aires, faking a terrible British accent in London, and navigating a nude spa in Stockholm. About loneliness, connection, and sunburn.

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  • Whinchat (






UNABRIDGED) by Phillip J. Mather Narrated by Phillip J. Mather
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    Whinchat is a nostalgic reminiscence of a long ago bucolic vacation that awakened a life-long interest in nature. Skilfully written and self-narrated by Phillip J. Mather, the tale will strike a chord with birdwatchers and nature lovers alike, and will remind all of gentler times in 1950's England.

  • Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir (






UNABRIDGED) by Ibn-e-Insha Narrated by Arif Bahalim
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    Ibn-e-Insha, real name Sher Muhammad Khan was a Leftist Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist. He also served the UN for some time and this enabled him to visit a lot of places and was the reason for his subsequent travalogues. Some of the places he visited include Japan, Phillippines, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Iran, India, France, UK, Turkey and the US. Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir is a humorous and fascinating account of many such travels.

  • Gettysburg: True Tales of Ghosts & Hauntings  by Phyllis Greineisen Narrated by Maureen Reigh Quinn
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    Gettysburg: True Tales of Ghosts & Hauntings

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    Gettysburg has long been a destination for those seeking ghosts and unexplained happenings. Join life-long resident, Phyllis Greineisen, as she leads you through the historic town, walking historically haunted streets and alleyways. Along the way, Phyllis will relate stories from her own personal experiences. Being a "local," she has many stories that will not only entertain but will convince even the most jaded "anti-ghost" hunter that strange things do happen in this battle-scarred town.

  • Washington DC: Walking Constitution Ave & LaFayette Park  by Maureen Reigh Quinn Narrated by Maureen Reigh Quinn
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    This unique tour takes you along one of the most famous and historic streets in Washington DC, Constitution Avenue, and ends in one the city's most famous parks, LaFayette Park, directly across from the White House. If you've already visited the large monuments in DC, on this tour you'll see some of the smaller monuments that are every bit as interesting and important as the better-known monuments.