• August in Paris

  • And Other Travel Misadventures
  • By: Marion Winik
  • Narrated by: Sasha Dunbrooke
  • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you love David Sedaris, you'll have to listen to Marion Winik's anything-but-traditional tales of traveling with her cranky family in tow. From lost teenagers and missed connections to overpriced drinks and gambling mishaps, Winik - author of seven memoirs and a Morning Edition commentator on NPR - illuminates the unexpected pleasures of journeying out of your comfort zone.

Ranging from Paris to Peru, from New Orleans to Uganda to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, these travel essays are full of life, humor, and humanity. Whether you're hitting the road solo or with loved ones trailing behind, you'll want these before you set out.

Marion Winik is the author of the new memoir Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled Through the Joys of Single Living. It joins Telling, First Comes Love, The Lunch-Box Chronicles, The Glen Rock Book of the Dead, and others in the ongoing saga of her life, now seven volumes. She writes a column at BaltimoreFishbowl.com, reviews books for Newsday, and contributes to the Sun and many other magazines. She has appeared on the Today show, Oprah, and Politically Incorrect; was a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered for 15 years; and was the Answer Lady for Ladies' Home Journal. These days she is a professor in the MFA creative writing program at the University of Baltimore and lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with a couple of her kids and a miniature dachshund.

This is a short audiobook published by Shebooks - high-quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women.

©2014 Marion Winik (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Very entertaining

Loved this book. Almost didnt read due to previous reviews. The person who narrated was perfect for the dry wit. Must find everything by this author and read.

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Sarcasm at its best...

The wry wit of the content and perfect performance make this a very entertaining narrative.

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Thank Goodness It’s Only 6 Chapters!!

I chose the book because I like Paris. The story line isn’t horrible if you don’t mind listening to something that sounds like it would make a really great customer service complaint. However, I found the reading overly excited, which felt exhausting at times and not very suitable for bedtime listening. Fortunately, it’s only six chapters

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Would be better without the narrator

The narrator made the author sound like a bitter, joyless shrew. Once I realized she was not reading her own book/experiences, I was slightly more forgiving of the pronunciation flubs. Silver lining = very short.

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A fantastic disaster

A quick review of things that can possibly go right or wrong on an overseas trip.