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  • Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Donald Miller
    • Narrated By Donald Miller
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    From the author of Blue Like Jazz comes a road-trip memoir about three months spent crossing the country in a Volkswagen camping van, wondering out loud if there is more to life than nine-to-five jobs, than the ruts the entire world seem to be stuck in. Follow Don and Paul as they dive headlong into the deepest of human questions and find answers outside words: answers that have to be experienced to be believed.

    Joshua D. Suhr says: "Insightful and inspiring."
  • Gun Guys: A Road Trip

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dan Baum
    • Narrated By Richard Kind
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    Here is armed America - a land of machine-gun gatherings in the desert, lederhosened German shooting societies, feral-hog hunts in Texas, and Hollywood gun armories. Whether they’re collecting antique weapons, practicing concealed carry, or firing an AR-15 or a Glock at their local range, many Americans love guns - which horrifies and fascinates many other Americans, and much of the rest of the world. This lively, sometimes raucous book explores from the inside the American love affair with firearms.

    CK1 says: "Not 28 hours, only 14:41"
  • Billy Connolly's Route 66: The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Billy Connolly
    • Narrated By James McPherson
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    Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking a trip on the legendary Route 66 since he first heard Chuck Berry belting out one of the greatest rock 'n' roll records of all time. And now he's finally had the chance to do it, heading out on his custom-made trike in search of the real America that can still be found beyond the nation's freeways.

    Roland says: "Wish I could give zero stars"
  • In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Allan C. Weisbecker
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
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    In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his longtime friend and surfing companion, Christopher, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Christopher's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, and the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend.

    charlie says: "Great Surf Adventure Story"
  • Car Talk, Irreconcilable Road Trip, November 12, 2005

    • NONE (56 mins)
    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    This week, a very memorable Stump the Chumps.

  • NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations: Stories that Take You Away

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By National Public Radio
    • Narrated By Noah Adams
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    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you've come to expect from NPR. We all have memories of family vacations - some successful, some less so, and some gone terribly awry. When it comes to reporting colorful, compelling tales of family vacations, no one does it better than National Public Radio.

  • Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jim Rogers
    • Narrated By Jim Rogers
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    Jim Rogers and his fiancie, began their "Millennium Adventure" on January 1, 1999. They traveled through 116 countries, including many where most have rarely ventured, such as Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and Angola. They saw the real world from the ground up - the only vantage point from which it can be truly understood - economically, politically, and socially and have saw the world and understood it as it really is.

    Trevor says: "I want the Unabridged version"
  • Road Trip: New Orleans, Leah Chase, Lolis Eric Elie, Poppy Tooker, and Chris McMillian

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Lynne Rossetto Kasper
    • Narrated By Lynne Rossetto Kasper
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    This week is a road trip to New Orleans. Guests include Leah Chase of the legendary Dooky Chase's Restaurant; journalist Lolis Eric Elie; WWNO's Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats!; and mixologist Chris McMillian. Plus, Jane and Michael Stern escort us around the annual Roadfood Festival.

  • Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jim Rogers
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    It's the ultimate road trip. Legendary investor Jim Rogers and his fiancee travel to 116 countries in a custom-built, four-wheel-drive, bright yellow Mercedes. Over three years, they make their way through war zones, are guarded by military convoys, observe a 50-million-person pilgrimage, eat disgusting food, put the car on barges for transport between countries, and have their lives threatened at every turn.

    Dan says: "New Perspective"
  • NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away....

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By National Public Radio
    • Narrated By Noah Adams
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    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you've come to expect from NPR. Prairie Dog Town in western Kansas. The Elvis Is Alive Museum in Wright City, Missouri. The Velvet Museum ("Velveteria") in Portland, Oregon. A 13-foot Styrofoam scale model of Stonehenge....

  • NPR Road Trips: Postcards from Around the Globe: Stories That Take You Away...

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By National Public Radio
    • Narrated By Noah Adams
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    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit themand seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you've come to expect from NPR. Meet Colin Angus and Julie Wafael, who spent two years circumnavigating the globe using their hands and feet. Turn on the radio in Katmandu and hear music from the 70s. Learn how robot jockeys are solving a human rights problem in Dubai.

  • Road Trip

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen, Jim Paulsen
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain, John H. Mayer
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    Dad and Ben haven't been getting along recently and Dad hopes a road trip to rescue a border collie will help them reconnect. But Ben is on to Dad's plan and invites Ben's thuggish buddy, Theo. The family dog, Atticus, comes along, too, and the story is told by Ben and Atticus. When their truck breaks down, they commandeer an old school bus, along with its mechanic, Gus. Next, they pick up Mia, a waitress escaping a tense situation. Only sharp-eyed Atticus realizes that Theo is on the run - and someone is following them.

  • Transformation Road - My Trip to Over 500 Pounds and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sean A. Anderson
    • Narrated By Sean A. Anderson
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    Transformation Road takes the listener on the long and often tragic journey of Sean Anderson's battle with food and morbid obesity spanning just about his entire life. His experience with declaring war with himself graphically depicts the tortured soul of most of us who face an addictive and pathological relationship with food. Having won many a battle but inevitably losing his war, Sean offers us some insight as to who the real enemy has been.

    Will says: "Really Incredible - This One Is A Journey"
  • A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip: Exploring the New Normal

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, Warren Bird
    • Narrated By Rob Lamont
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    The multi-site church movement is reshaping the way we do church. But how does it actually work? And is it right for your church? Enjoy a guided tour of multi-site churches across America and see for yourself how churches are growing and reaching their communities. This companion to The Multi-Site Church Revolution gives you on-site pictures of the new and creative ways churches are expanding their impact through multiple locations.

  • Car Talk, Road Trip from Hell, October 29, 2011

    • ORIGINAL (53 mins)
    • By Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
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    This week on Car Talk, could anything possibly go wrong when you take a cross-country road trip with your beloved fiance and dear old mom? Well, meet Charity – and let's just say that car trouble was the least of her problems!

  • Bedpans and Bobby Socks: Five British Nurses on the American Road Trip of a Lifetime

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Barbara Fox
    • Narrated By Emma Tate
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    'In my dreams, I was always in some vast landscape on a long, straight road. Driving. Always driving.' Gwenda had always loved the open road, but her home town of Newcastle didn't really offer the sort of adventure she longed for. So, in 1957, with friend and fellow nurse Pat in tow, she left the dismal British winter behind and embarked on an amazing American adventure.

    Christina says: "What an adventure!"
  • NPR Road Trips: National Park Adventures: Stories That Take You Away . . .

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By NPR
    • Narrated By Noah Adams
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    With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you’ve come to expect from NPR. Grand Canyon National Park is one of the planet’s Seven Natural Wonders, with 4.4 million visitors each year. Who keeps them safe, fed, and happy?

  • Hitting the Road, Part Two: Threesome Camping Trip

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Cindy Jameson
    • Narrated By Sapphire Rose
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    What a mess! I slept with my wife's friend, and we were all going on a camping trip together. Well, my wife got home and then we started at it, but my wife's friend interrupted us and I spent the drive frustrated and irritated. Worse, my wife teased me the whole way. Anyway, we got to a diner, and I was just overwhelmed with need. Next thing I knew, I was in the restroom with a really hot waitress. This was shaping up to be a pretty neat trip.

  • The Splendid Table, Road Trip to New Orleans, September 22, 2012

    • ORIGINAL (51 mins)
    • By Lynne Rossetto Kasper
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    This week it's a road trip to New Orleans with guests Leah Chase of the legendary Dooky Chase Restaurant, journalist Lolis Eric Elie, WWNO's Poppy Tooker host of Louisianna Eats! and mixologist Chris McMillian. Jane and Michael Stern escort us around the annual Roadfood Festival.

  • Carla and Her Stepfather: College Road Trip

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Dee Schluter
    • Narrated By Kathryn Ricks
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    Eighteen year old Carla and her stepfather Rick are on a trip to tour colleges when they experience a minor car accident. The two come to see each other in a new light as they are "stuck" at a couple's resort while their car is being repaired. Who knows if this will lead to happily ever after but it certainly leads to happy for now as love and lust blossom between the two.

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