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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 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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  • 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
    (277)
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    (98)
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    (96)

    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"
  • 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
    Overall
    (254)
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    (81)
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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!"
  • 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
    (346)
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    (106)
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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"
  • 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 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
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    (216)
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    (73)
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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"
  • 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
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    (32)
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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 (






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"
  • Notes From a Big Country (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Notes From a Big Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (116)
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    (37)
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    After moving back to the States, Bryson started to write a column for The Mail on Sunday Night and Day magazine. This is a collection of these column entries. Bryson writes about everything from everyday chores, to suing people, the beach, TV, movies, air conditioners, college, Americana, injury dangers, wasting resources, and holiday seasons.

    J-H2O says: "Bitter or Sweet ? I'm not sure !"
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  • Michael Palin: Sahara  by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Sahara

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole, and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest single challenge he has faced is his latest: a crossing of the vast and merciless Sahara Desert. As the journey unfolds, the Sahara reveals not only the emptiness of endless sand dunes, but a huge and diverse range of cultures and landscapes, and a long history of civilisation, trade, commerce, and conquest.

  • Neither Here nor There (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Neither Here nor There

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
    Overall
    (155)
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    Having seen Europe with a rucksack 20 years earlier, Bill Bryson decides to make a sentimental return. An incisive, honest and funny portrait of modern Europe.

    KOKSAL COBAN says: "Fun to listen to.."
  • Michael Palin: Pole to Pole (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (29)
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    In Pole to Pole we join Michael Palin on the second of his epic challenges. Travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole, he experiences every extreme the globe has to offer. As he crosses 16 countries by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, he meets a diverse range of fascinating characters and landscapes while his own endurance is tested to the limit. With his customary aplomb, he plunges himself into the local cultures, starring in a crayfish documentary in Novgorod, attending a baby-rolling ceremony at a Cypriot wedding, and consulting an Mpulugu witch-doctor.

    Sherril says: "Entertaining, as you would expect"
  • 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
    (585)
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    (141)
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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"
  • Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Walker Narrated by Bill Walker

    Skywalker: Close Encounters on the Appalachian Trail

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bill Walker
    • Narrated By Bill Walker
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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.

  • Travel Tales Collections: African Safaris 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Brein Narrated by Gary Roelofs

    Travel Tales Collections: African Safaris 1

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Michael Brein
    • Narrated By Gary Roelofs
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    African Safaris 1 is the very first of the Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories about African safaris from Michael's huge collection of 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.

  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • 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.

  • The Thirty-Nine Steps (






UNABRIDGED) by John Buchan Narrated by Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
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    FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of The Thirty-Nine Steps. In May 1914 Richard Hannay finds himself caught up in an international intrigue that has the sole objective of starting a world wide war. Hannay's enemies have committed murder and set Hannay up to take the fall. Now he's on the run from the secretive Black Stone and the police, yet he's the only one who can save England!

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  • St. Tropez, Frejus, St. Raphael & the Western Cote d'Azur (






UNABRIDGED) by Ferne Arfin Narrated by Sally Martin

    St. Tropez, Frejus, St. Raphael & the Western Cote d'Azur

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ferne Arfin
    • Narrated By Sally Martin
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    Covered in depth are the Mauresque Coast, including St. Tropez, Le Lavandou, Grimaud, Ste Maxime, then on to Fréjus, Saint Raphael, the Massif du Tanneron, and the Esterel. All the places to stay are described, as well as the places to eat, the history, sights to see, plus adventures on foot, on horseback, and on water.

  • Central Idaho: Boise, Stanley, Challis, River of No Return, Pocatello, Craters of the Moon, Sawtooth, Oregon Trail: Travel Adventures (






UNABRIDGED) by Genevieve Rowles Narrated by Kay Nazarchyk

    Central Idaho: Boise, Stanley, Challis, River of No Return, Pocatello, Craters of the Moon, Sawtooth, Oregon Trail: Travel Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Genevieve Rowles
    • Narrated By Kay Nazarchyk
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    Right in the center of Idaho is the 2.3 million acre Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Central Idaho offers the Gem State's most exciting, most literally down-to-earth, splash-and-dash adventures. The two big rivers running through it, the Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, attract adventurers from the world over. Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho's oh-so-trendy resort area, and the North Fork Road, an on-the-edge throwback to times past, point up the contrasts you will find here.

  • A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels (






UNABRIDGED) by William Longyard Narrated by Jon Repp

    A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By William Longyard
    • Narrated By Jon Repp
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    A Speck on the Sea chronicles the greatest ocean voyages attempted in the littlest boats.

  • Oman: Under Arabian Skies (






UNABRIDGED) by Rory Patrick Allen Narrated by Alan Pelz-Sharpe

    Oman: Under Arabian Skies

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Rory Patrick Allen
    • Narrated By Alan Pelz-Sharpe
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    The Sultanate of Oman is a land of oases,deserts, rolling sands, shifting dunes, and mountains upon which ancient cities have been carved from stone. A land that boasts the Queen of Sheba, Sindbad the Sailor, and The Lost City of Ubar buried for millennia under the Arabian Sands. A country that was heralded for its wealth in frankincense, and it is from here that ancient frankincense caravans began carrying their precious cargoes to the classical world.

    Red says: "The Land of The Sultans"