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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,536 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alain de Botton Narrator: Nicholas Bell Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Aside from love, few actvities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs, and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel, few people seem to talk about why we should go and how we can become more fulfilled by doing so.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 2/2/2014

    " For lovers of travel - a must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoff | 2/2/2014

    " A thought provoking book on several aspects of travel, from anticipation to opening the mind and eyes to see more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/1/2014

    " Pretty good. Not as good as 'On Love.' Some parts better than others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aneel | 1/29/2014

    " Essays on travel. Seemed appropriate reading for traveling. The author is actually unexpectedly supportive of _not_ traveling. Some insights, but not great overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 1/8/2014

    " Take with you on the road. Take with you to your couch, but beware it will get your feet itching. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irena | 12/26/2013

    " so many tropes of bourgeois snobbery it's boring "

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

    " I got this book a week ago from my daughter Nina who loves Proust. I'm on 3rd chapter and I feel that Mr. de Botton is melancholic, lonely, slightly (so far) depressed but not depressing. His insights into art and travel are impressive so I will continue reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Hiskes | 12/16/2013

    " Great analysis of Edward Hopper's painting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay Roberts | 12/16/2013

    " Really nice chapter on Van Gogh. De Botton's style can be a bit grating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie | 12/12/2013

    " A philosophical look at why we travel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle King | 12/4/2013

    " Interesting travel journal memoir of trips. Good plane reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/2/2013

    " I love this book. It brings up questions of not where one should travel, but why, and the conflicts one feels when doing so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis High | 3/26/2013

    " Really interesting book that I read before I travelled to the UK in January 2012. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/16/2013

    " Very well written essays linking travel destinations to an artist, poet or idea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Baer | 2/8/2013

    " I love de botton! He packs more insight into a sentence than most authors can fit in a few paragraphs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/7/2013

    " What an awesome little book. It's like a bible for living you life with your eyes open, for experiencing the experiences you have. Read it on a plane, on a train, when in Maine, but read it lest your attention to detail wanes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/1/2013

    " Three and a half. This is my kind of book. Much enjoyed. I love the armchair traveler. "

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About the Author
Author Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is the author of numerous nonfiction books, including The Consolations of Philosophy and Status Anxiety. His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in Washington, DC, and London, where he is an associate research fellow of the philosophy program of the University of London, School of Advanced Study.