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The Dark Tourist Audiobook

The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations

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Publisher's Summary

Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part, this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection - the schoolboy currency of Beirut. These early experiences left Dom with a profound loathing for the sanitized experiences of the modern-day travel industry and a taste for the darkest of places. And in this brilliantly odd and hilariously told travel memoir, Dom Joly sets out on a quest to visit those destinations from which the average tourist would, and should, run a mile.

Funny and frightening in equal measure, this is a uniquely bizarre and compelling travelogue from one of the most fearless and innovative comedians around.

©2010 Dom Joly (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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  • A Onursan
    6/30/13
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    "I've already listened to this twice"
    If you could sum up The Dark Tourist in three words, what would they be?

    Funny Insightful intelligent


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dom Joly himself of course


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    His trouble getting into USA


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

    I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall a very enjoyable experience. There is much more to Mr Joly than shouting into a big phone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    St albans, United Kingdom
    6/11/13
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    "Unexpecedly entertaining"

    Wasn't quite sure what to expect. Have enjoyed most of Dom Jolly's TV programmes but knew little about him as a person or his life outside of TV. Was pleasantly surprised to find that his off screen life is just as hilarious as his on screen antics, he really does have balls of steel. Not only funny and laugh out loud in places it is also informative and thought provoking. His stories of the JFK book repository museum being chased by security after standing up for his rights in the land of the free is as funny as it is ironic. From skiing in Iran to trying to escape the guides in North Korea, the book is a World wide eye opener. Here's hoping that Dom travells even more and writes a follow up. I wonder how many more enquiries the Iranian tourist board have received lately? Download the book you wont be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • r
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom
    4/24/13
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    "Gripping book with good dose of humor"

    took me only a couple of days in the car almost found excuse to go out in the car it was that good made all the better for the author to read it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    Reading, United Kingdom
    4/22/13
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    "The Dark Tourist"

    A superb listen again from Dom. Love his attitude and reading style. The North Korea adventure is brilliant and very funny

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • McGoff
    Cork, Ireland
    4/13/13
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    "Trigger Happy Tourism. . ."

    A most entertaining and quite informative book.. . Who would have thought that Iran would make a good ski destination. ? ? Clearly not U.S. immigration officials anyway. .. Well worth a listen . . Helped me while away a number of otherwise tedious journeys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eve
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Amusing and informative."

    I enjoyed this audiobook as not only was it amusing to listen to, I learnt a lot about places I am unlikely to visit. For instance who knew you can ski in Iran? Fascinating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    HOGNASTON, United Kingdom
    4/11/13
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    "Great, interesting and amusing"

    I prefer books that have a touch of truth in them. Books about other peoples adventures and experiences which I may learn from before adding them to my wish list.



    Dom Jolly reads his own book so is able to imagine how that scenario played out, putting the right amount of emphasis where needed. He goes to quite a few dark tourist place; these are possible war zones or disaster zones most people would not think to go to on holiday, for those of you who are unaware of what a dark tourist is.



    He makes his destinations interesting and helps to give one a sense of being with him. They can be funny, serious or amusing it is all good.



    This is a great book to down load.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Terry Carr
    Merseyside, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Funny"

    Really enjoyed listening and made me laugh outloud at some of Dom's daring crazy adventures. Very entertaining read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rick
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    2/26/13
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    "I really enjoyed this"

    Very funny writing and excellent narration from the author. Had me in stitches in places, well worth a monthly credit in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adrian
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    2/25/13
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    "Easy-going, cheeky"

    Dom's travel exploits entertain me much more than I expected - he's a really good writer and his narration certainly adds to the amusement. See also "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps" http://www.audible.co.uk/pd?asin=B009W3C8JW



    Different in style to Jon Ronson and just as enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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