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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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Walking the nation

An African odyssey

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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.

  • Bedpans and Bobby Socks: Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime (






UNABRIDGED) by Barbara Fox Narrated by Emma Tate

    Bedpans and Bobby Socks: Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Barbara Fox
    • Narrated By Emma Tate
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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"
  • 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
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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."
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  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Michael Palin: Full Circle (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Full Circle

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    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Palin Power!"
  • 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
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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"
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  • 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
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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 !"
  • Canoeing The Congo: First Source to Sea Descent of the Congo River (






UNABRIDGED) by Phil Harwood Narrated by Gareth Armstrong

    Canoeing The Congo: First Source to Sea Descent of the Congo River

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Phil Harwood
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Canoeing the Congo narrates the journey of Phil Harwood, who undertook an epic five-month solo attempt to canoe the Congo River in war-torn Central Africa. It was a historic 'first descent' from the true source in the highlands of Zambia. Just short of 3,000 miles long, the Congo River is the eighth longest in the world and the deepest river in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Along the way, Phil encountered numerous waterfalls, huge rapids, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes...

    Amazon Customer says: "Took me on a wonderful journey"
  • Michael Palin: Pole to Pole (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Palin Narrated by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

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    • By Michael Palin
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UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    Neither Here nor There

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    • By Bill Bryson
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    Ireland - The North: Belfast, Londonderry, The Sperrins, Armagh & the Kingdoms of Down: Travel Adventures

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    • By Tina Neylon
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    St. Martin & St. Barts: A Walking & Hiking Guide

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