This book is perfect for anyone looking for a little bit of humor and a lot of adventure. Troost depicts his island life in vivid and hilarious detail. This book will keep you interested throughout and will transport your spirit to the islands in no time. I can not give enough praise to this fantastic book.
The author is engaging, comical and self deprecating. Simon Vance is brilliant! Not quite a travel book, but an all out adventure in the 21st century. Very entertaining from beginning to end.
The author manages to reveal life on an atole in the Pacific ocean. Some are marooned, while others like the author follow their wives, and so the adventure begins. Spot on!
I wanted to get on a plane, but thankfully came to my senses, finished the book and realized that real paradise is just not the same with the shit, sharks and tsnamis.
Buy this audiobook and you'll never see the South Pacific in the same way.
If you are looking for something that will satisfy both male and female listeners - this is it. Keeps you laughing.
This is a fun book about a couples life on an atoll in the South Pacific, or better description about the mans life while his wife works. It has some funny parts and it has a couple of parts that are thought provoking. It is worth a read.
The airplane landing (or not) made me swerve off the road with laughter.
His timing is perfect and his delivery is appropriate. The author has a dry, Intelligent sense of humor. Vance's interpretation is spot on.
I loved hearing it in the car. My travels around Atlanta were made much more enjoyable because of this book. I wish it had been longer.
This book is FABULOUS! I also enjoyed Lost on Planet China by the same author. I did not, however, enjoy Getting Stoned with Savages. It is not up to par with the other two stories and not worth the read.
A light hearted look at what life is really like on a tropical island in the middle of nowhere. Troost weaves a great tale yet covers the struggles of being an outsider with a whole different exposure to what daily struggles look like. His ability to adjust and be accepted by the locals is humbling. Vance’s telling of the tale puts you right there on the island.
A clever, fun and witty tale of a young couple who escape the world to live on a tiny island in the Pacific. It is very funny and sheds satire on the truth about running away from everything. Its a nice fun easy read.
I agree with other reviewers of this book. This book would be a wonderful read if the author didn't try so hard to be funny. The cultures he discusses are extremely interesting - I learned much. Still, it was a thorny rose. I suggest a second edition with more effort toward anthropolgy and sociology instead of sarcasm and unskillful humor.
I found this audible book really enjoyable and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
The author has a nice way of conveying his experiences to the readers in a way makes you feel as if you're there enjoying the experience right along with him.