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The Art of Travel Audiobook

The Art of Travel

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Aside from love, few actvities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs, and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel, few people seem to talk about why we should go and how we can become more fulfilled by doing so.

©2002 Alain de Botton (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    J. Natael 08-07-13
    J. Natael 08-07-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Dull, suggestions for better alternatives"

    I listened to about forty-five minutes of this book (almost a fifth of it) only to hear several long lists of what various characters ordered in restaurants and a long description of the basis of the opinion that imagination is better than travel. After that I gave up.

    If you were drawn in by the title, like I was, I would recommend skipping this actual book and instead going for The Art of Pilgrimage or Vagabonding, either of which delivers much better what this one's title promised than it does.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    dana 04-25-16
    dana 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a terrible book"

    if you want to waste your money and time, buy this book. i like alan de botton's speaks and already had seen a lot on youtube. so instead of buying this book and wasting your money and time, go to youtube and see his speaks for free. this book is about everything, but the art of travel.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    6/29/15
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    "Good for room travel"

    Insightful and beautifully read, with some moments of gentle humour. Sometimes seemed to wander off the topic of travel but always came back to the point eventually - often in a thought-provoking way.

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