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J. Maarten Troost

J. MAARTEN TROOST is an international traveler whose essays have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The Prague Post. He spent two years in Kiribati in the Equatorial Pacific and upon his return was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. After several years in Fiji and Vanuatu, he recently relocated to the U.S. and now lives with his wife and son in California.

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    • Getting Stoned with the Savages

    • A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America....

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    • My new favorite author!

    • By L. Worthington on 08-28-07

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    • The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    • Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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    At age 26, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island....

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    • HILARIOUS

    • By Elizabeth on 08-17-08

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    • Lost on Planet China

    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the travel bug bit, J. Maarten Troost took on the world's most populous and intriguing nation....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny but harsh with some underlying truth.

    • By Dan on 09-25-09

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    • Headhunters on My Doorstep

    • A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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    Both witty and poignant, Headhunters on My Doorstep follows Troost as he retraces Robert Louis Stevenson’s path through the South Pacific....

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    • Another great South Pacific Book from Mr. Troost

    • By Michael on 08-29-13

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