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Download Great Railway Bazaar Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: Frank Mulle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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First published more than 30 years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature.

Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains - the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Madhusree | 1/29/2014

    " Love this book-I keep re reading it and never tire.reading Theroux is my favorite vicarious pleasure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eric | 1/23/2014

    " Fascinating account of travel through Asia in the early 70's. He passes through several countries - Turkey, Iran, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam - that are experiencing profound historical changes. His writing lacks a little of the "political correctness" that might be found today, making it either more entertaining or more offensive, depending on your point of view. He's intelligent, observant and open - keeps his cynicism to a minimum except for the last leg of the trip home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Scott | 1/15/2014

    " Written before his dyspepsia became twisted and cancerous. Mildly funny, not much use if you plan on visiting Asia by train, but indispensable if you plan on being cooped up with a young Paul Theroux for three months in a railway carriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aquavit | 12/18/2013

    " I had to take a break - I read two Latin American authors this week full of mass graves and brutal killings. I saw its pretty orange and red dust jacket on my shelf and remembered I hadn't read it, so I started in. So far, it has been just the thing to clear the mind. "

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