Paul Theroux
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Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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    • The Great Railway Bazaar

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's account of his epic journey by rail through Asia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just about as good as it gets...

    • By david d. on 03-27-11

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Hotel Honolulu

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A writer accepts a job as a manager of a low-rent hotel in Hawaii. He acts as a witness to the hotel's cast of characters, chronicling their stories and ultimately regaining his will to write....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shockingly warped!

    • By matthew on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $29.37

    • The Mosquito Coast

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    Allie Fox is going to re-create the world. Abominating the cops, crooks, junkies and scavengers of modern America....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful in every sense of the word.

    • By Joan on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $25.81

    • Figures in a Landscape

    • People and Places; Essays: 2001-2016
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the listener through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences. This tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics that showcase Theroux's sheer versatility as a writer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read...

    • By Mythos99 on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Mother Land

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is the selfish, petty tyrant of Mother Land....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Caustic story. Think of them as caricatures.

    • By RGB on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Last Train to Zona Verde

    • My Ultimate African Safari
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    A final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of fans....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Paul Theroux heads into the African Sunset

    • By Roxanna on 09-19-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux retraces the steps he took thirty years ago in his classic The Great Railway Bazaar....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ghost train to the eastern star

    • By roger w patton on 07-22-09

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Deep South

    • Four Seasons on Back Roads
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I MISS THE OLD THEROUX

    • By Constant Reader on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Kingdom by the Sea

    • A Journey Around the Coast of Britian
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    American-born Paul Theroux had lived in England for 11 years when he realized he'd explored dozens of exotic locations without discovering anything about his adopted home....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Theroux at his Best, but still a Worthy Listen

    • By Gambol on 06-25-13

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Old Patagonian Express

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America....

    Regular price: $27.81

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