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    • Eat, Pray, Love

    • One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
    • By: Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,896
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,933

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Inner Journey within an External One

    • By YoginiZora on 07-20-06

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Into Thin Air

    • A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,421

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio version RUINED with new narrator!

    • By Jeffrey E. on 02-06-16

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Wild

    • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
    • By: Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,723
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,780

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I Took the Trip

    • By FanB14 on 04-08-13
    • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
    • By: Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 03-20-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19,067 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Spying on the South

    • An Odyssey Across the American Divide
    • By: Tony Horwitz
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Tony Horwitz
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In the 1850s, the young Frederick Law Olmsted was adrift, a restless farmer and dreamer in search of a mission. He found it as an undercover correspondent in the South for the up-and-coming New York Times. For the Connecticut Yankee, pen name "Yeoman", the South was alien, often hostile territory. Yet Olmsted traveled for 14 months, by horseback, steamboat, and stagecoach, seeking dialogue and common ground. Tony Horwitz rediscovers Yeoman Olmsted amidst the discord and polarization of our own time. Is America still one country?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting eulogy

    • By James D. Doyle on 06-02-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Into the Wild

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,940
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,632
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,640

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book that Never Left Me

    • By Craig Mitchell on 08-07-07

    Regular price: $26.60

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Rob McQuay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,527

    The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaing guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way - and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Diane S on 11-13-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Shanghai Free Taxi

    • Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China
    • By: Frank Langfitt
    • Narrated by: Frank Langfitt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this adventurous, original book, NPR correspondent Frank Langfitt describes how he created a free taxi service - offering rides in exchange for illuminating conversation - to go beyond the headlines and get to know a wide range of colorful, compelling characters representative of the new China. They include folks like "Beer", a slippery salesman who tries to sell Langfitt a used car; Rocky, a farm boy turned Shanghai lawyer; and Chen, who runs an underground Christian church and moves his family to America in search of a better, freer life.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The River of Doubt

    • Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
    • By: Candice Millard
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,812
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Writing, Story and Narration

    • By Philip on 11-03-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Travels with Charley in Search of America

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Gary Sinise
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,069
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,778

    In September 1960, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America, from small towns to growing cities to glorious wilderness oases. Travels with Charley is animated by Steinbeck’s attention to the specific details of the natural world and his sense of how the lives of people are intimately connected to the rhythms of nature—to weather, geography, the cycles of the seasons. His keen ear for the transactions among people is evident, too, as he records the interests and obsessions that preoccupy the Americans he encounters along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed the Journey

    • By Rebb on 12-15-11

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • By: David Sedaris
    • Narrated by: David Sedaris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,095

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Always a Sedaris fan, but this isn't his best

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Harry Potter: A History of Magic Audio Tour

    • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies - contributor
    • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, the British Library exhibition "Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition" is coming to the New-York Historical Society....  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Missing parts?

    • By V. McKinley on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Thirst

    • 2600 Miles to Home
    • By: Heather Anderson
    • Narrated by: Heather Costa
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    By age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the "Triple Crown" of backpacking: the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail - a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet. A few years later, she left her job, her marriage, and a dissatisfied life and walked back into those mountains. In her new memoir, Heather shares her distinct message of courage - her willingness to turn away from the predictability of a more traditional life in an effort to seek out what most fulfills her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book was nearly impossible to put down.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Into Thin Air

    • A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the best seller Into the Wild. Jon Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people - including himself - to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!

    • By Zina on 03-23-15
    • A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Jon Krakauer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 12-15-99
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 485 ratings

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Blue Highways

    • A Journey into America
    • By: William Least Heat-Moon
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new Mark Twain... this is a great book

    • By Mr. on 01-25-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • In a Sunburned Country

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,861
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,858

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion on the Appalachian Trail resulted in the best seller A Walk in the Woods. Now, we follow him "Down Under" to Australia with this delectably funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance that combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. More from Bill Bryson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh out loud funny

    • By Larry on 06-09-03

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Natural Born Heroes

    • How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
    • By: Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,881
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,676

    After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid follow-up

    • By tony liebetrau on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Horizon

    • By: Barry Lopez
    • Narrated by: James Naughton
    • Length: 22 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters - human, animal, and natural - that have shaped an extraordinary life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Education. will read again

    • By John Welch on 05-14-19

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Rough Magic

    • Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
    • By: Lara Prior-Palmer
    • Narrated by: Henrietta Meire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    At the age of 19, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest, toughest horse race" - an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of 25 wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, and many fail to finish. Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, Funny & Ever So Entertaining

    • By RJ on 05-27-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Bill Bryson Collector's Edition

    • Notes from a Small Island, Neither Here Nor There, and I'm a Stranger Here Myself
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Bill Bryson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,340
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

    In the first of three essays included in this audiobook, Bill Bryson decides to move his wife and kids back to his homeland, the United States, after nearly two decades in Britain. But not before taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. The result is a hilarious social commentary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good I hated for it to end

    • By J. Dominy on 08-08-12

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Vagabonding

    • An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
    • By: Rolf Potts
    • Narrated by: Rolf Potts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,143

    Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life - from six weeks to four months to two years - to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts shows how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I wanted to love this book...

    • By Scott Shepherd on 10-10-16
    • An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
    • By: Rolf Potts
    • Narrated by: Rolf Potts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 11-13-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

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