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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    • Mother Land

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Inner Dynamics of a Large Massachusetts Family

    • By jon orourke on 10-21-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Great Railway Bazaar

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 263

    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

    • 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 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Rich and Varied Anthology

    • By Rick on 11-15-18

    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 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • The Mosquito Coast

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    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 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • Kowloon Tong

    • A Novel of Hong Kong
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: David Dukes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    From the best-selling author of My Other Life comes a witty novel set against the backdrop of Hong Kong's reunification with China....

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Lower River

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Ellis Hock, a man whose dreams of world travel and humanitarianism in the Peace Corps were dashed when he returned home to assume control of his family's business....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By ginger on 08-11-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Dead Hand

    • A Crime in Calcutta
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Neil Shah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Theroux’s A Dead Hand unfolds around Jerry Delfont, a travel writer living in Calcutta and suffering from writer’s block.....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Macabre Asian Mystery

    • By matthew on 12-09-13

    Regular price: $27.99

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