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Travel & Adventure

Top 100
    • Travel as a Political Act

    • By: Rick Steves
    • Narrated by: Rick Steves
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Caralyn on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Grandma Gatewood's Walk

    • The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail
    • By: Ben Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 797
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803

    Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than $200....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'd like to walk with her...

    • By Jan on 01-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Eiger Dreams

    • Ventures Among Men and Mountains
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Adventures in mountaineering

    • By Ronda on 03-09-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Lost City of Z

    • A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
    • By: David Grann
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,971
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,253

    The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Worthy Read for Armchair Explorers

    • By Jennifer on 03-01-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Shadow Divers

    • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GRIPPING!

    • By Douglas on 07-03-04
    • The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,475 ratings

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Natural Born Heroes

    • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

    After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid follow-up

    • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Jupiter's Travels

    • By: Ted Simon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eloquently Written ~ Exquisitely Told

    • By Joseph on 10-13-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Great Tours: England, Scotland, and Wales

    • By: Patrick N. Allitt, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Taught by acclaimed Professor Patrick Allitt, a British-born scholar who teaches at Emory University, these 36 splendid lectures give you an insider’s take on traveling through Great Britain....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Allitt is the best

    • By Chris B on 03-08-19

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Lost in the Wild

    • Danger and Survival in the North Woods
    • By: Cary J. Griffith
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    In the wilderness, one false step can make the difference between a delightful respite and a brush with death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a great listen!

    • By Maria on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Seven Years in Tibet

    • By: Heinrich Harrer, Richard Graves
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410

    A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Alexander on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Buried in the Sky

    • The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
    • By: Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman
    • Narrated by: David Doersch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456

    When Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great perspective & a total page turner

    • By Jennifer on 05-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • My Life in France

    • By: Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 956
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 966

    In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a pleasure!

    • By Sara on 07-03-08

    Regular price: $37.27

    • In the Heart of the Sea

    • The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
    • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,572
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059

    The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, horrible audio

    • By Eric Leal on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $27.95

    • The Desert and the Sea

    • 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast
    • By: Michael Scott Moore
    • Narrated by: Corey Snow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    Michael Scott Moore incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates - a riveting, thoughtful exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Jonathan on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Turn Right at Machu Picchu

    • Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
    • By: Mark Adams
    • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952

    Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book for history enthusiasts

    • By Elizabeth on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Under the Tuscan Sun

    • By: Frances Mayes
    • Narrated by: Frances Mayes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 239
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer - opens the door to a wondrous new world...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Under the Tuscan Sun

    • By Alicia on 09-19-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • In the Kingdom of Ice

    • The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
    • By: Hampton Sides
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,427
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,217

    New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Took a long time to develop

    • By Brandon on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Into Africa

    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

    "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Gene on 04-01-04
    • The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
    • By: Martin Dugard
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-03
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571 ratings

    Regular price: $27.95

    • How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised

    • Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter
    • By: Matt Kepnes
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    No money? No problem. You can start packing your bags for that trip you've been dreaming a lifetime about....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Useful but not ideal in audio form!

    • By Kristin on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    • Essays and Arguments
    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: Paul Garcia
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the best-selling Infinite Jest....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book, terrible narration!

    • By Karen on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $22.80

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