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  • Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Paul Theroux
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (39)

    In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux retraces the steps he took thirty years ago in his classic The Great Railway Bazaar. From the Eurostar in London, he once again sets out on a journey to the East, travelling overland through Eastern Europe, India and Asia. Infused with the changes that have shaped the exterior landscape and enriched with developments to his own perceptions and psychology, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is an absorbing and beautifully written follow-up to The Great Railway Bazaar.

    Roger says: "ghost train to the eastern star"
    "World from a train/ touching vignettes of humanity"
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    If you could sum up Ghost Train to the Eastern Star in three words, what would they be?

    people more alike v, different


    What other book might you compare Ghost Train to the Eastern Star to and why?

    other theroux non fiction, or paul friedman hot flat and crowded


    Which scene was your favorite?

    two scenes: when theroux and his friend gave money to impoverished drivers to realize their dreams. Many professional reviewers of this book have called theroux self centered, yet he is charitable to unlikely unknown people in unlikely unknown places


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, these types of books are to be consumed slowly


    Any additional comments?

    small details reveal the state of the humanity

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