Brian David Bruns
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Brian David Bruns

A real-life Indiana Jones, Brian David Bruns has adventured in over 50 countries gathering material for his bestselling books. He has won over 20 national literary awards, including multiple Book of the Year honors by ForeWord Magazine and USA REBA's Grand Prize. He has contributed to BBC, CNN, Travel Channel, Yahoo Travel, and Reader's Digest.

He abandoned everything at age 30 to chase a woman who worked at sea, becoming the only American waiter in Carnival Cruise Line history to complete a full contract without quitting. His Cruise Confidential series chronicling the debacle has on two separate occasions been featured on ABC's 20/20. The entire series is also available in Mandarin.

After several years residing in Dracula's hometown, Brian and his Romanian wife now live in Las Vegas with their two cats, Julius and Caesar. Since 2013 he has volunteered weekly at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and is devoted to veterans organizations, such as Operation Homefront and Wounded Warriors Project, to which he's donated over a thousand of his books.

"This man has seen it all!" - 20/20

"Cruise Confidential is a deliciously addictive read..." - Travel Channel

"This is a very funny, behind-the-scenes exploration of a cruise ship." - Booklist

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Best Sellers

    • Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline

    • Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars, and Parties? One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships (Travelers' Tales)
    • By: Brian David Bruns
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt - or, in this case, the dirty water - on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never been on a cruise but this makes me want to take one

    • By Mary Karowski on 04-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ship for Brains: Cruise Confidential 2

    • Cruise Confidential Series, Book 2
    • By: Brian David Bruns
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Cruise ship crew have it hard. Cruise ship rock stars have it harder! Bruns is back to expose the high seas art world. In this hilarious sequel he vividly describes his ship life highs and lows, misadventures, mis-flirtations and, through it all, his astute insights into human nature....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trippy

    • By Jonathan Lowe on 10-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Gothic Shift

    • By: Brian David Bruns
    • Narrated by: Scott Bennett, Brittany Morgan Williams, Thomas Stone, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Winner of the International Book Awards for Best Short Story Collection, The Gothic Shift is a beguiling collection of the macabre and supernatural....

    Regular price: $19.95

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