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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: P. J. O’Rourke Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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Holidays in Hell follows P. J. O'Rourke on a global fun-finding mission to the most desperate places on the planet, from the bombed-out streets of Beirut to the stultifying blandness of Heritage USA. P.J.'s unforgettable adventures abroad include storming student protesters' barricades in South Korea, interviewing Communist insurrectionists in the Philippines, and going undercover in Arab garb at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock Mosque. Packed with P.J.'s classic riffs on everything from Polish nightlife under communism to Third World driving tips, Holidays in Hell is one of the best-loved books by one of today's most celebrated humorists - a full-tilt, no-holds-barred romp through politics, culture, and ideology.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmy | 1/27/2014

    " An amusing little read. His analogies got a bit much at times - every single sentence pretty much - and lost their laughter power but it was still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/26/2014

    " It's a long time since I read this but I can remember howling with laughter at the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 1/25/2014

    " O'rourke is not half as entertaining as he thinks he is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jack | 1/24/2014

    " Dated...but good insights on the world with a twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 1/23/2014

    " I read this while touring Germany on my own after graduation, and have never laughed so hard in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2014

    " I think P.J. O'Rourke is really funny. He travels around the world trying to discover the causes of why some places suck and others do not. He's irreverent, he notices and appreciates absurdities and his facts are well researched. Learning about bureaucracy, economics, disasters, famine, etc... has never been so much fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raegan Butcher | 1/5/2014

    " Hilarious dispatches from some of the world's worst places. This guy is so funny I laugh out loud at his stuff when i'm reading it. No wonder he is (apparently, according to wkipedia) the world's most quoted author! Funny stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter rock | 1/3/2014

    " this is a very good book i was always disapointed that P J O'rourke did not focus on dangerous hot spots in america go to gangland.net save it to favorites and call me in the morning because i am in love with you earth. People of earth what the fuck ya all upset with each other for in groups where it gets messy for those of us that are not upset at all. p j o'rourke one of my fathers required reading projects. Hey my close personal Friends want to know all the books my large highly lethal family has required me to read and have them jammed into your brain like you were a fuckin SUPER COMPUTER i didn't think so. I also a bit of a lego maniac i am very competetive about my standing in the legomaniac world. Isuggest we all get together and build a border fence with legos around america Your right i will just keep READING and VOTING like an adult i like immigrints my family is full of them they can violate the shit out of your privacy though for no reason what so evah. they are irish my mother believes in numerology and telepathic abilities and past lives and she talks to moon people... no shit. In my family any thing Goes and since pj O'rourke thinks he is such top dog and all what about the Ghetto hoods now are they better dick head. I am fuckin rational guy Pj O'rourke but then again i am not an idiot who likes to have a who's hood can be the poorest world contest and call it a book. Yours Pete rock campbellseptember 30 2008 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. Scott | 1/2/2014

    " This is where I first read "How to drive real fast on drugs while getting your wing-wang squeezed and not spill your drink," and for that reason alone it gets five stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/25/2013

    " hilarious and intersting to read about 1980;s affairs in hindsight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/19/2013

    " P.J. at the height of his powers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart Gilkison | 10/27/2013

    " O'Rourkes best book by far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 8/15/2013

    " funny....but dated "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 5/6/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this book. It was ok I guess, but I didn't finish it because I had so many other books to read. Maybe I'll pick it up again when I run out of books to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 12/3/2012

    " This is my ideal life, distilled: Rolling Stone pays me to fly around the planet and make fun of people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 11/21/2012

    " this may be my favorite o'rourke book. it's funny and you don't have to be totally into politics to get it. it was the first of his books that i actually owned. i got it as a birthday gift from a friend. i think the title scared my mom just a little.... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 11/11/2012

    " I just couldn't finish this book. Not my type of read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jfarley | 9/13/2012

    " What's wrong with the world? Everything. And P.J. is the best guide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katjusa | 6/15/2012

    " Hilarious. Some of the best writing I've read recently. Would've given it five stars if the last chapter (his vision of 2013) wasn't so slipshod. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 2/29/2012

    " He goes to some fairly unsavory places and vacations there. Very funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Daly | 2/1/2012

    " Diverse range of topics. Not much has changed in thirty years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey Goodknight | 11/2/2011

    " Not nearly as side-splittingly funny as Parliament of Whores but still worth reading if you've liked his other work "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy | 10/9/2011

    " A great travelogue and hilarious to boot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grim-Anal | 9/6/2011

    " Like everything he writes it seems not nearly as funny as it could have been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jfarley | 4/15/2011

    " What's wrong with the world? Everything. And P.J. is the best guide.



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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ensiform | 6/15/2010

    " Very funny, well-informed, highly cynical. [Read twice.] "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 10/30/2009

    " I'm a tree-hugging liberal but O'Rourke slays me!
    I read everything of his I can get my hands on.
    This book was my first PJ O ;)
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 3/21/2009

    " There's this one chapter when he travels to Beirut. In a roundabout way (ask me about it sometime), it's why I'm living in the Middle East now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 2/9/2009

    " P.J. at the height of his powers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 10/17/2008

    " I don't always agree with P.J. O'Rourke, but there are few wittier and more insightful writers. His appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher are also a treat. "

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About the Author

P. J. O’Rourke is the author of Modern Manners, The Bachelor Home Companion, Republican Party Reptile, Holidays in Hell, Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, and All the Trouble in the World. He writes for Rolling Stone, Automobile, and American Spectator and lives in New Hampshire and Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.