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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 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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  • 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"
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (






UNABRIDGED) by Haruki Murakami Narrated by Ray Porter
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    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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    • By Haruki Murakami
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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"
  • Dave Gorman Vs The Rest of the World (






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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"
  • A Walk in the Woods (






ABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson
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    A Walk in the Woods

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
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    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states, and over 2,000 miles. It stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Maine in the north to Georgia in the south. It is famous for being the longest continuous footpath in the world. (Compare this with the Pennine Way, which is a mere 250 miles long.) It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas.

    John says: "Author Narration"
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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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    • 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"
  • Neither Here nor There (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts
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    Neither Here nor There

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
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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.."
  • Round Ireland with a Fridge (






UNABRIDGED) by Tony Hawks Narrated by Tony Hawks
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    Round Ireland with a Fridge

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Tony Hawks
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    Whilst in Ireland for an International Song Competition, Tony Hawks was amazed to see a hitch-hiker, trying to thumb a lift, but with a fridge. This seemed amazingly optimistic - his Irish friends, however thought nothing of it at all. 'I had clearly arrived in a country', writes Tony, 'where the qualifications for 'eccentric' involved a great deal more than that to which I had become used'. Two years pass but the fridge incident haunts our author.

    Paul says: "The Fridge Man"
  • Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory (






UNABRIDGED) by Peter Hessler Narrated by Peter Berkrot
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    Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Peter Hessler
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    In the summer of 2001, Peter Hessler, the longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, acquired his Chinese driver's license. For the next seven years, he traveled the country, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming China.

    Chelin says: "Best overview of life in modern China"
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  • Clarissa's England: A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties (






UNABRIDGED) by Clarissa Dickson Wright Narrated by Clarissa Dickson Wright
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    Clarissa's England: A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Clarissa Dickson Wright
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    Best-selling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England.The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England.

    Elizabeth says: "Some interesting bits"
  • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (






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    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

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    • 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.

    Mr says: "Great story from a "nice man"."
  • The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations (






UNABRIDGED) by Dom Joly Narrated by Dom Joly
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    The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
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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"
  • Scary Monsters and Supercreeps (






UNABRIDGED) by Dom Joly Narrated by Dom Joly
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    Scary Monsters and Supercreeps

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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"
  • As Long as It's Fun, the Epic Voyages and Extraordinary Times of Lin and Larry Pardey (






UNABRIDGED) by Herb McCormick Narrated by Russell Stamets
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    • By Herb McCormick
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    To anyone interested in small-boat cruising and voyaging, the names Lin and Larry Pardey need no introduction. As world-girdling sailors who roamed the planet on a pair of small, engineless boats that they built themselves, the Pardeys established their hard-earned reputations by eloquently (and sometimes controversially) telling their stories through a series of best-selling books and manuals, and countless seminars and boat shows.

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






UNABRIDGED) by Lynne Martin Narrated by Lynne Martin
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    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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    The Train in Spain: Ten Great Journeys Through the Interior

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
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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 (






UNABRIDGED) by The Blether Narrated by Jackson Ladd
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    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.

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  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Edith Zimmerman, Carrie Frye, Maria Bustillos, and others
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
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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.

  • 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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    Nagri Nagri Phira Musafir

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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.