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    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • 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. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take a helicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go surfing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams.  

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

    • By Rick on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Pump House Gang

    • By: Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A collection of non-fiction essays about the counter-culture of the 1960s that dives deep into the issues that marked the era: female empowerment, increasing freedom around sexuality, vibrant subcultures, and the rise of psychedelic drugs. In this sprawling work, Wolfe profiles Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and compares him to Jay Gatsby, interviews one of the first women to get breast implants, and hangs out with freewheeling surfers (aka The Pump House Gang).

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Off the Rails

    • A Train Trip Through Life
    • By: Beppe Severgnini
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains - and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity. Beppe Severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and not just because he's a journalist; he's a passionate, unflagging train buff. Off the Rails recounts some of his favorite trips across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States, each journey bringing listeners not only to a different place but to a different time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Travel Narrative

    • By deipnosophist on 02-27-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Naples Declared

    • A Walk Around the Bay
    • By: Benjamin Taylor
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It is a city of seemingly irreconcilable opposites, simultaneously glorious and ghastly. And it is Ben Taylor’s remarkable ability to meld these contradictions into a whole that makes this the exciting and original book it is. He takes his stroll around the bay with the acute sensitivity of a lover, the good humor of a friend, and the wisdom of a seeker who has immersed himself in all aspects of this contrapuntal culture. His curiosity leads him to many byways, both real and metaphoric, and his passion for this ancient city and its people becomes, in his graceful prose and amusing anecdotes, irresistibly contagious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a ride through an amazing city.

    • By Rob Haff on 10-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95