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    • The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    • Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 702

    At age 26, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. But he should have known better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • HILARIOUS

    • By Elizabeth on 08-17-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Getting Stoned with the Savages

    • A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America. He knew it was time to set off again for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My new favorite author!

    • By L. Worthington on 08-28-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lost on Planet China

    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    When the travel bug bit, J. Maarten Troost took on the world's most populous and intriguing nation. As Troost relates his gonzo adventure - dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai, eating yak in Tibet, deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as cattle penis with garlic), and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead) - he reveals a vast, complex country on the brink of transformation that will soon shape the way we all work, live, and think.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Funny but harsh with some underlying truth.

    • By Dan on 09-25-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Headhunters on My Doorstep

    • A True Treasure Island Ghost Story
    • By: J. Maarten Troost
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 200

    Entertainment Weekly calls acclaimed author and essayist J. Maarten Troost a "funny, candid, and down-to-earth travel companion". Both witty and poignant, Headhunters on My Doorstep follows Troost as he retraces Robert Louis Stevenson’s path through the South Pacific. Somewhere between AA meetings in Tahiti and discovering how the Island of Merrymaking got its name, Troost reconnects with himself, his family, and the beauty of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great South Pacific Book from Mr. Troost

    • By Michael on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $20.99