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Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? Audiobook

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?: A Swashbuckling Tale of High Adventures Questionable Ethics & Professional Hedonism

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Publisher's Summary

For those who think that travel guidebooks are the gospel truth.

Wanted: Travel Writer for Brazil

Qualifications Required:

Decisiveness: the ability to desert your entire previous life - including a well-salaried office job, attractive girlfriend, and basic sanity for less than minimum wage.

Attention to detail: The skill to research northeastern Brazil, including transportation, restaurants, hotels, culture, customs, and language, while juggling sleep deprivation, nonstop nightlife, and excessive alcohol consumption

Creativity: The imagination to write about places you never actually visit

Resourcefulness: Utilizing persuasion, seduction, and threats, when necessary, to secure a place to stay for the evening once your pitiable advance has been (mis)spent

Resilience: determination to overcome setbacks such as bankruptcy, disillusionment, and an ill-fated one-night stand with an Austrian flight attendant

As Kohnstamm comes to personal terms with each of these job requirements, he unveils the underside of the travel industry and its often-harrowing effect on writers, travelers, and the destinations themselves. Moreover, he invites us into his world of compromising and scandalous situations in one of the most exciting countries as he races against an impossible deadline.

©2008 Thomas Kohnstamm (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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    Robert 03-28-17
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    after a brief interesting period of author's introspection, I could not plod through the self indulgent narcissism re drugs, alcohol and women to get to whatever there is in this sorry excuse for a book about travel writing. No stars if possible

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    This narrator is terrible. It sounds like one of those programs that reads the text on a computer. After 15 minutes I had to return the book because it was that bad. Too bad, it sounded like an interesting book.

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    alexukie Oakville, Ontario, Canada 11-18-16
    alexukie Oakville, Ontario, Canada 11-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book had hardcover had to buy audio"
    If you could sum up Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? in three words, what would they be?

    Honest take on Travel


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dude is legit traveller sarcastic writing


    What about Paul Boehmer’s performance did you like?

    Mm sounds like a robot


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had time yeah


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy it if u r touchy feels about sex comments it's not pg rated

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