We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Wanderlust Audiobook

Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’ insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’ insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself - literally - to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.

Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhoodand she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

©2011 Elisabeth Eaves (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (39 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (13)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.8 (33 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.9 (34 )
5 star
 (11)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (10)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-19-14
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1130
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    832
    261
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    291
    19
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Travel for Love and Love of Travel"

    Elizabeth Eaves takes you all over the world in this very personal account of her love affair with travel. We see the world through her eyes, but we also see the phenomenon of who we become when we explore a new place alone.

    "I traveled for love, and loved to travel, making it hard to disentangle cause from effect." Eaves's motivation is often love, or lust, and really, there is no "right" way to take a personal journey. She fell in love with who she became when she travelled, and the fulfillment she gained from her affairs along the way.

    Unguarded and truthful, this audiobook helps reveal the siren's song of travel that's been calling all along. I'm ready to ditch my attachments and set out to find the world.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States 07-21-15
    Kelly lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing... Emotional"

    This is my first review ever and I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks.
    Thank you for such a wonderfully written book on traveling! Although I have not traveled abroad, it is my absolute dream and I plan to make it come true. Although I am 37 years old it still spoke to me. I actually cried when it was over!! The narrator was also a perfect match. Will definitely read again. Please write more books!! 😀

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kate Kennedy Atlanta 05-09-15
    Kate Kennedy Atlanta 05-09-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "very true to the description"

    LOVED this book from start to finish! Great story that I can relate to closely. amazing description of the many places visited and cultures lived in. it was almost as if I was there too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandhya 12-01-15
    Sandhya 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "should have been titled "wander&lust""
    What was most disappointing about Elisabeth Eaves’s story?

    First quarter of the book definitely has her good and adventurous travel experiences. The part where she decides to go to Australia, i should have stopped listening.

    From then on, same pattern continues, she would go to different countries, find a western boyfriend, do whatever activities he does, get close with him, move away, find another bf, confused, wander, breakups, and the list goes on. I really do not think she gained anything from her travel experiences. In her own words, "she is addicted to double life" , not necessarily cheat on the current bf but have feelings and longing for a different one.
    Once in a while she reminds the reader how many countries she has visited, I was rolling my eyes. I am usually not this critical, and i usually do not write a review. But this is so bad that I had to write a review.
    I would have appreciated her story if she made an attempt to see the world she was traveling, all she saw was men and relationships. She barely talks abt locals and their culture.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert Eugene, OR, United States 09-15-15
    Robert Eugene, OR, United States 09-15-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    68
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Much more lust than interesting wander"

    I bought this book interested in her travel experiences. It is much more about her sleeping her way across the world and explaining her complete inability to keep a commitment to a romantic partner or extend any loyalty to anyone she "loves". Should be titled "How to be a Player on 5 continents".

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 03-08-14
    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 03-08-14 Member Since 2014

    Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    158
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    79
    79
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A grand travel memoir for a modern woman"
    Where does Wanderlust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Amongst the travel memoirs, it ranks very high. I like that the author is a modern, intelligent woman not directed by the need to be "traditionally" the dumb woman.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wanderlust?

    Many. I liked the scenes in Paris and New Guinea in particular. Also, her descriptions of Seattle resonated with me.


    What three words best describe Erin Bennett’s voice?

    Soothing to listen.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, it did not make me cry. It stoked my own wanderlust and love of travel.


    Any additional comments?

    Great to read a book like this by a woman who is not constrained by notions of hearth and children. Also, that she is intelligent. A rarity in most American published books written by woman. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful read.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • cat
    11/18/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I loved it"

    As a mid 30's single female traveller, I was able to easily identify with her stories and struggles, very easy to read, an open honest, easy to relate to style of writing! If you have wanderlust and are thinking about what's driving you or how long you will continue to live this way, its a comforting and enjoyable read!😻 ps. the 1st half will make you wanna go travelling so much!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    London, W6 7JP
    6/10/15
    Overall
    "Loved It!"

    I loved how the book was written. the Author didn't just write about her experiences in the different countries she visited on the different continents. There was a back story and a beautiful self discovery as she found herself at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.