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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.

    Mad Jeff says: "Rather Boring"
  • 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
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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"
  • Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World (






UNABRIDGED) by Dave Gorman Narrated by Dave Gorman

    Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • 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"
  • 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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  • 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!"
  • 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"
  • Into the Wild (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Krakauer Narrated by Philip Franklin

    Into the Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
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    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    Laura says: "Inspiring and cautionary."
  • 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."
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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
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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"
  • 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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    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"
  • Scary Monsters and Supercreeps (






UNABRIDGED) by Dom Joly Narrated by Dom Joly

    Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dom Joly
    • Narrated By Dom Joly
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    Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting. In Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.

    Mark says: "A great book that is a superb listen"
  • Touching the Void (






UNABRIDGED) by Joe Simpson Narrated by Daniel Weyman, Andrew Wincott

    Touching the Void

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Joe Simpson
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    Joe Simpson, with just his partner, Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured.

    Zafar says: "Much for all of us to learn!"
  • Germany's Romantic Road & Bavarian Alps: Adventure Guides (






UNABRIDGED) by Henrik Bekker Narrated by Adrienne Ellis

    Germany's Romantic Road & Bavarian Alps: Adventure Guides

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 4 mins)
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    Experience the places you visit more intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals. This can make your trip unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. We also lead you to new discoveries, helping you to interact with the world in new ways.

  • Wolfgang A. Mozart: His Life in Salzburg Austria  by Patricia Lawrence Narrated by Patricia Lawrence

    Wolfgang A. Mozart: His Life in Salzburg Austria

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    • By Patricia Lawrence
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    Wolfgang A. Mozart, one of the worlds greatest composers, was born in Salzburg Austria, in 1756. Patricia Lawrence is exploring the life and times of Mozart in Salzburg with an historian.

  • West-Central Idaho - Boise, Hells Canyon, Payette River, Riggins, Lewiston & Beyond (






UNABRIDGED) by Genevieve Rowles Narrated by JoBe Cerny

    West-Central Idaho - Boise, Hells Canyon, Payette River, Riggins, Lewiston & Beyond

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    • By Genevieve Rowles
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    This area's jumbled mix of valleys, rivers, and lakes creates vistas of breath-catching drama. From Boise to Caldwell & the Treasure Valley, Weiser, Hells Canyon, the Payette River, New Meadows, Riggins, to Clearwater Canyons and Lewiston - everything about this stupendously beautiful region is explored in detail.

  • Castles in Scotland: A Travellers' Guide (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary McKraken Narrated by Martyn Clements

    Castles in Scotland: A Travellers' Guide

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    All the top castles are included - a few are listed below though twenty are included in my book. The truly magnificent Edinburgh Castle high above the city watching over it. The Royal connection at Balmoral and many more. Whether you are planning on a visit to Scotland or just have an interest in Scottish history then you should enjoy Castles in Scotland: A Travellers' Guide.

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  • The Swiss Alps: Geneva, Zermatt, Zurich, Lucerne, St. Moritz, & Beyond: Travel Adventures (






UNABRIDGED) by Krista Dana Narrated by Robert E. Prout

    The Swiss Alps: Geneva, Zermatt, Zurich, Lucerne, St. Moritz, & Beyond: Travel Adventures

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    • By Krista Dana
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    All of the details you need to know are in this guide - where to stay, where to eat, where to play and where to party. Plus the mountain climbing adventures, the hikes and walks, the bike trails and much more.

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






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
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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.

  • Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time (






UNABRIDGED) by Lee Foster Narrated by William Dougan

    Travels in an American Imagination: The Spiritual Geography of Our Time

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
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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.

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






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

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

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Madeleine Osberger, Steve Cohen
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    This guide covers it all, focusing on Northern Utah (see our Southern Utah guide for the other half!). Plus the best places to stay and eat are detailed, as well as the touring information you need, plus the adventure - on foot, on wheels, on snow, on horseback, in the air... everything you need to make your trip unforgettable.