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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,351 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Theroux Narrator: Frank Mulle Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes - the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto, and the Trans-Siberian Express - it describes the many places, cultures, sights, and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met.

Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Carr | 2/15/2014

    " Theroux is judgmental, dismissive and often contemptuous of the citizens of the countries he passes through. He is an old school misanthrope and orientalist. If you can look past this, the book is brilliantly written and hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wendy | 1/28/2014

    " Theroux writes a travel narrative like no one else. He paints such a vivid picture that you can close your eyes and you are there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Keag | 1/27/2014

    " Impossible to put down. The best travel book I have ever read. If you haven't read this, get on it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pavlina | 1/17/2014

    " My first book by Theroux, found it quite odd and difficult reading at the beginning. Couldn't first understand how he could be one of the most acclaimed travel authors (since I've read better) - but as it turns out he was one of the first to write about travel in this kind of style. Once I got into it, I really enjoyed the train travels. And the fact that he attempted to retrace his steps 33 years later made me read the Ghost train straight after "

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