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  • Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Peter Matthiessen
    Duration: 07:58:00

    In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Z en Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest-to find the Lama of Shey ... [ more ]

  • Islands, Oceans and Dreams: The True Story of a Sailor's Seven Year Solo Voyage Around the World

    Islands, Oceans and Dreams: The True Story of a Sailor's Seven Year Solo Voyage Around the World

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Michael Salvaneschi
    Duration: 19:31:00

    Islands, Oceans and Dreams is a true story of a man who, at the age of thirty-three, began dreaming of voyaging with his wife to the South Pacific. He wasn't an adventurer or daring by nature, but he bought a boat and began learning the ways of the sea. Twenty years later, racked with the pain of di ... [ more ]

  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    Genre: Biographies,Travel,Memoirs,Memoir
    Author: Jon Krakauer
    Duration: 07:04:04

    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 wal ... [ more ]

  • Walk In The Woods

    Walk In The Woods

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: Bill Bryson
    Duration: 05:39:00

    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 ... [ more ]

  • Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

    Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: J. Maarten Troost
    Duration: 07:28:00

    With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, J. Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a hilarious account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. ... [ more ]

  • Oregon Trail

    Oregon Trail

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: Francis Parkman, Jr.
    Duration: 12:59:41

    The book is a breezy, first-person account of a 2 month summer tour of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas when Parkman was 23. (Summary by Wikipedia) ... [ more ]

  • Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Tony Horwitz
    Duration: 15:45:00

    When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches agai ... [ more ]

  • Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid

    Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: J. Maarten Troost
    Duration: 10:51:00

    Troost charmed listeners with his humorous tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific in The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages. When the travel bug bit again, he took on the world's most populous and intriguing nation. As Troost relates his gonzo adventure-d ... [ more ]

  • Sea Hunters II

    Sea Hunters II

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs,Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Clive Cussler, Craig Dirgo
    Duration: 06:01:00

    From the authors of the #1 bestselling The Sea Hunters come more unforgettable true adventures with famous shipwrecks. Abridged, five CDs, 6 hours ... [ more ]

  • Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

    Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies,United States
    Author: Alex Kotlowitz
    Duration: 03:51:00

    The acclaimed author of There Are No Children Here takes us into the heart of Chicago by introducing us to some of the city's most interesting, if not always celebrated, people. Chicago is one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. For ... [ more ]

  • Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans

    Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Roy Blount Jr.
    Duration: 03:45:10

    Betcha I can tell ya / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Betchadollar, / Betchadollar, / Where ya / Got them shoooes. / Got your shoes on your feet, / Got your feet on the street, / And the street's in Noo / Awlins, Loo- / Eez-ee-anna. Where I, for my part, first ate a live oyster and first saw a naked ... [ more ]

  • Provence A-Z

    Provence A-Z

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Peter Mayle
    Duration: 09:51:00

    An indispensable, richly informative, and always entertaining sourcebook on Provence by the writer who has made the region his own. Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. It is rather a selection of those aspects of Provence that Peter Mayle in almost twe ... [ more ]

  • Venice for Lovers

    Venice for Lovers

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs,Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Louis Begley, Anka Muhlstein
    Duration: 03:27:00

    Every year for the thirty they have been married, Louis Begley and Anka Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In Venice for Lovers, Begley and Muhlstein fashion their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein ... [ more ]

  • Routes of Man

    Routes of Man

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Ted Conover
    Duration: 13:20:00

    Roads bind our world-metaphorically and literally-transforming landscapes and the lives of the people who inhabit them. Roads have unparalleled power to impact communities, unite worlds and sunder them, and reveal the hopes and fears of those who travel them. With his marvelous eye for detail and hi ... [ more ]

  • Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World---from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

    Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World---from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

    Genre: History,World,Science & Technology,Travel
    Author: Tom Zoellner
    Duration: 12:13:00

    From Tom Zoellner, a revelatory, entertaining account of the world's most indispensable mode of transportation. Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could ve ... [ more ]

  • Tune In Tokyo

    Tune In Tokyo

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Tim Anderson
    Duration: 08:25:00

    Everyone wants to escape their boring, stagnant lives full of inertia and regret. But so few people actually have the bravery to run - run away from everything and selflessly seek out personal fulfillment on the other side of the world where they don't understand anything and won't be expected to. T ... [ more ]

  • Cycling the Earth: A Life-changing Race Around the World

    Cycling the Earth: A Life-changing Race Around the World

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Travel,Memoir
    Author: Sean Conway
    Duration: 09:11:43

    Sean Conway was stuck in a life dead end of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race. He was immediately inspired but it was a huge undertaking and he'd hardly been on a bike in years. Could he really cycle all the way round the world, solo and unsupported? Six months later, ... [ more ]

  • An Affair With Africa

    An Affair With Africa

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Alzada Carlisle Kistner
    Duration: 10:00:00

    In June 1960, Alzada Kistner and her husband David, an entomologist, left their eighteen-month-old daughter in the care of relatives and began what was to be a four-month scientific expedition in the Belgian Congo. Three weeks after their arrival, the country was gripped by a violent revolution, tra ... [ more ]

  • Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

    Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Alec Wilkinson
    Duration: 07:21:00

    In this grand and astonishing account, Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer the most or ... [ more ]

  • Cuba - Culture Smart!

    Cuba - Culture Smart!

    Genre: Travel,Caribbean,Guidebooks & Tours
    Author: Russell Madicks
    Duration: 03:43:39

    Culture Smart! Cuba provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in Cuba, ensuring that you arrive aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. This concise guide tells you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with Cubans. This inside ... [ more ]