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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (369 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Orlean Narrator: Susan Orlean Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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My Kind of Place takes listeners on a series of remarkable journeys in a uniquely witty and sophisticated travel audiobook. In this irresistible collection of adventures far and near, Susan Orlean coducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois, and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality.

With Orlean as guide, lucky listeners partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale, as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations anywhere in the world of tigers per square mile.

Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orlean's writings for The New Yorker have delighted readers for more than a decade. My Kind of Place is an inimitable treat by one of America's premier literary journalists.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patty | 2/18/2014

    " Good travel essays from a very interesting author. I always enjoy Orlean's work - quirky, fun, amazing topics. For lions in NJ to Thailand to fertility rituals in Bhutan to a wonderful grocery in NYC. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anne | 2/15/2014

    " Most of the writing draws attention to its subject, rather than to itself. The people portrayed in the stories are fascinating, though the settings weren't as much the focus as I'd expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carla Hunnicutt | 2/14/2014

    " I really like Susan Orlean so I don't know why I never finished this. I'll have to pick this up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by shannon | 2/14/2014

    " I tend not to read travel narratives, except the 'Emily Murphy's boat sank, she lost her passport and her shoes' type, because my wanderlust is force to be reckoned with. It's not something I can handle continually stirring if I plan to remain in my normal life. By the end of the first chapted of a Bill Bryson or Pico Iyer book, I'm halfway out the door with a bike lock in one hand and a super-absorbent towel in the other. But while these particular stories were nice to read, they were not really inspiring or compelling. So I'm okay at home, for now, until I read something more stirring. "

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