"A comic masterwork of travel writing."
"Troost has a command of place and narrative that puts his debut in company with some of today's best travel writers."
"A delightful, self-depreciating, extremely sly account of life in a place so wretched it gives new, terrible meaning to getting away from it all."
National Geographic Adventure
At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better.
This is the hilarious story of what happens when he discovers that the island is not the paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles with stifling heat, deadly bacteria, polluted seas, and toxic fish, in a country where the only music to be heard is "La Macarena." He and his stalwart girlfriend, Sylvia, contend with alarmingly large critters, a paucity of food options (including the Great Beer Crisis), and such bizarre local characters as "Half-Dead Fred" and the Poet Laureate of Tarawa, a British drunkard who's never written a poem in his life.
Written By : Various
Performed By : Various
Published By : Faultline Audio Press
Duration : 1 hour 13 minutes
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Lake Tahoe Voices is a collection of writing about Lake Tahoe including Native American Story as well as writing from the late 19th... View...
Written By : Pete McCarthy
Performed By : Pete McCarthy
Published By : Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
Duration : 3 hours
Adventurers & Explorers
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Determined to pin down mythical tales of his own clan history, Pete is thrust into a world-wide adventure that reveals an unsettled and poignant history, while unearthing a good pint in the most... View...
Written By : Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks
Performed By : Henry Levya
Published By : Hachette Audio
Duration : 9 hours 30 minutes
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An astonishing around-the-world adventure and a life-affirming inward journey. View...
Written By : Marlène Duroux, Olivier Maisonneuve
Performed By : Kate Gibbens, Ron Morris
Published By : CITYSPEAKER
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes
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From the Ancient Rome to the Baroque Rome, discover a city full of history and style! View...
Written By : Pete McCarthy
Narrated By : Pete McCarthy
Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
Length : 2 hours
Type : Autobiography
Price : $16.75
The audio of the million-selling book - Pete McCarthy's hilarious journey in search of his Irish roots.
McCarthy's tale of his hilarious trip around Ireland has gained thousands of fans all over the world.
Pete was born in Warrington to an Irish mother and an English father and spent happy summer holidays in Cork. Years later, reflecting on the many places he has visited as a travel broadcaster, Pete admits that he feels more at home in Ireland than anywhere. To find out whether this is due to rose-coloured spectacles or to a deeper tie with the country of his ancestors, Pete sets off on a trip around Ireland and discovers that it has changed in surprising ways.