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Download The Olive Route Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Olive Route (Unabridged), by Carol Drinkwater
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol Drinkwater Narrator: Carol Drinkwate Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since Carol Drinkwater moved to an olive farm in France, she has developed a passion for the olive tree and the culture that has grown up around it. From the eastern shores of the shimmering Mediterranean to its western coast, this fruit is farmed. Its silvery-green branches have inspired painters and poets, but who first pressed its bitter berry and transformed it into liquid gold? In search of its secrets and traditions, Carol embarked on a solo adventure round the Mediterranean basin. Transporting readers across the olive's ancient paths, celebrating its venerable past, tracking trade routes, unearthing unlikely stories, encountering peoples of today and bygone times, Carol comes full circle, back to her farm in the sun-baked Provencal hills. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rita | 12/6/2013

    " It took me ages to read this book. I'd loved Carol's books about her Olive Farm but couldn't really get into this. I couldn't understand why she was travelling alone and in the chapter about Libya it got quite scary. Interesting stories about the countries & olive farming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by John | 10/21/2013

    " A terrific story of travel through the eastern Mediterranean in search of information and stories pertaining to the history of olive farming. Got bogged down a bit in Libya, and some might find the anti-Israeli tone in her Palestinean experiences tough to take, but a good read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joyce Kotze | 7/17/2012

    " A dangerous but brave journey through conflict-torn Mediterranean countries in search of the origin of the olive cultivation. Most of the places the author visited are ruined by war and debris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beáta | 6/16/2012

    " It was interesting but nothing special. It was a light reading, without any exciting actions. "

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