Regular price: $14.60

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

As national spokesman for the Motel 6 chain, as a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and as creator of the nationally syndicated radio program The End of the Road, Tom Bodett has a voice familiar to millions. Now you can listen, at your pleasure, to his stories about likable, genuine, slightly wacky people who live in the little Alaska town at the end of the road. Follow the romantic misadventures of sixties throwback Tamara Dupree, vegetarian activist and New Age missionary; join Stormy Storbock and Ed Flannigan on their sightseeing tour across America by fire truck; meet local ne'er-do-well Doug McDoogan, who has a bright new future in the arts. Come to Alaska and share in the emergence of a true American humorist - funny, farcical, nostalgic, provocative, and always touching.

©1990 Tom Bodett (P)1990 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[T]he latest in a long line of quintessential American voice ranging from Mark Twain to Garrison Keillor." ( People magazine)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    84
  • 4 Stars
    23
  • 3 Stars
    15
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    6

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    66
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    63
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Unique audiobook experience

My parents used to play Tom Bodett audiobooks on tape during long car rides. Now, 20 years later I'm revisiting these stories through adult ears, and I love them just as much.

Funny, touching, bittersweet. Tom Bodett tells these tales masterfully and introduces you to a place and community that you want to live in.

I'm making my way through the whole series again. If you never have, you'll thank yourself for taking the ride.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel
  • gresham, OR, USA
  • 04-20-04

Like friend's you haven't met

Tom Bodett's voice and pace are comforting and very pleasant to listen to. His tales of a Northern Alaskan town are wholesome and entertaining. A slice of life from the end of the road. This is not the typical audio book I tend to choose, but it was a great surprize, I have listened to all of Tom Bodett's books that I have been able to get ahold of and his 'End of the Road' books are the best to be certain.

His gentle calming voice will carry you through the tales and paint pictures so vivid you will almost start packing to move to the wilderness that is the setting for his stories.

Give it a try, I think you might like it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding !

Tom Bodett is a master storyteller. His character development is deep and thoughtful. While humor is the "bread and butter", he is at his very best when telling a poigiant tale. These often bring a tear to the eye. One feels especially close to his characters, all of whom ended up at "the End of the Road" in Alaska. His wonderful voice and the complementary piano music of Johnny B. make his End of the Road series of audiobooks classics. I can hardly imagine anyone not thoroughly enjoying Bodett's work!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • GARY
  • RAMSEY, NJ, United States
  • 09-29-10

Truly Entertaining

The people Tom describe become old friends by the end of the book. His narrative style engrosses you to the point that you're there with them. In your minds eye you follow their every exploit and laugh and cry with them. It leaves you wanting more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A great read. Tom Bodett never lets you down .

Love the colorful characters, when Mr. Bodett dies a reading it's more like a movie in your mind.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Tom Bodett is simply brilliant

This man can write and tell a story with such a casual warmth that you end up feeling like you've just enjoyed a cup of tea with an old friend.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I hate Abridged books. This will be the last one I

I hit a bridge books this will be the last one I buy period I really like Tom bodett, but it's not worth to buy a book that is incomplete.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tolds
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US
  • 07-06-16

Family fun time

Tom Bodett is a master in the art of Storytelling . Three generations of my family have enjoyed hearing his stories . Great family fun .

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great story, can't maneuver around the book.

This is a wonderful delightful collection of integrated stories, read by the author-Tom Bidett. I listened to it years ago on tape and wanted to share it with my friend. Unfortunately, Audible has not bothered to put any index markings. Instead of 8 or 10 stories, there are 2 hour-long chapters. It is very difficult to get around, go backward, forward.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hilariously funny!

My husband and I laughed all the way down the road! We loved the easy manner of talking that Mr. Bodett has.