A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world's best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Téa Obreht and DBC Pierre.
©2012 Lonely Planet (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
Favorite author: Alexander McCall Smith Favorite narrator: Gerard Doyle Favorite listen : Burton and Swinburne Trilogy
I was always told never talk about politics or religion in polite company. The description by the publisher was travel stories by world class authors. I was very excited because these are world class writers. Not surprisingly I enjoyed the story by Alexander McCall Smith the best. I also enjoyed the story by Steven Hall because I felt it was about a personal journey that others can relate to. However most of the stories were either politically or religiously charged and one was about having diarrhea all over northern Africa. These are all very personal and serious subjects. I guess I was expecting a lighter fare. Additionally, the narration was a little lackadaisical and I felt like I was being read a bedtime story. I was just disappointed because I love the fiction from most of these authors; so I disagree it was not Better than Fiction.
"Incredible Authors beautiful locations"
Absolutely loving this Audiobook, I haven't finished it yet, but because it's broken down into 32 parts you can pick it up and put it down (which is great with my work commute). I'm blown away by the Authors and their tales, plus it's a great way to be introduced to some I didn’t know.
It's taken me so far from Antarctica to the Sudan, and the only trouble is, I'm itching to go away now
"Dreadful voice for audio books!"
The man's voice reading these short tales is far too strident and imperative. I like to feel soothed by a reader's voice - this just agitated me. I'm returning the book unfinished.
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