The wonderful first novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Sleeper and The Sisterhood. It´s New Year´s Day and the year isn´t kicking off well for Tansy: her mother´s dead, she´s a cocaine addict and her boyfriend has just left her. A trip around the world seems like the only option except that she´s not interested in seeing the world, just escaping from it, and the last people she wants to hang out with are backpackers. Like a lot of travellers on the Lonely-Planet-led Asian Grand Tour, Tansy is intensely irritating at first. Always on the look out for the ´´real´´ Vietnam--the one in which she can walk around ´´like a model, fanning myself gently, strolling into ancient temples and learning about inner peace´´--she is opinionated, narrow-minded and remarkably naive (for a supposed media luvvy). Once she has shrugged off her addiction to lines of coke, skinny lattes and Nicole Fahri jumpers, she becomes more appealing. So by the time she´s fallen for Max, a fellow traveller, she´ll have won you over and you´ll be just as worried as she is about the serial killer who appears to be on her trail. Emily Barr has written columns and travel pieces for the Observer and the Guardian for several years, and her previous novels have all been critically acclaimed. She lives in Cornwall with her husband and three children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emma Fenney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019690/bk_adbl_019690_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gripping adventure that takes the listener on a backpacking trip through South East Asia. John’s trip to India starts badly when he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. His life is saved by the enigmatic Rick, who persuades John to abandon his mundane plans for the future for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan, where they pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs, and wild beach parties. Soon pursued by the Thai Mafia, they escape to Indonesia, Australia, and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Lawrence. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003627/bk_adbl_003627_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Most people land on their feet. I land on my face.´´ And with that Ken La Salle begins his second autobiographical monologue. But while That Olympic Peninsula Layby put two people at odds with each other, Ken is The World´s Worst Backpacker all by himself. From the encroaching urbanity of Irvine Park in Southern California to the remote thoroughfare that is the Pacific Crest Trail, decades of disastrous treks should have given him a clue. They didn´t. All of those disasters stayed with him. And now, with his tongue planted in a very dry cheek (possibly his own), he shares them with you. The World´s Worst Backpacker is for anyone who has gone on a day hike, picked up a backpack, or walked for a few days in the middle of nowhere. Ken´s stories are not just cautionary tales; they´re the kind of tales all backpackers (and would-be backpackers) acquire if they don´t stop soon enough. They´re the kind of tales that leave you wondering, ´´Am I the worst person at this?´´ when you start and thankful you´re not when the story ends. With music by Josh Woodward, Ken tears the stigma off being the worst. Now you can be, too! After all, we can´t all be the best, but we can be the worst. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken La Salle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bigh/000800/bk_bigh_000800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the second in a hilarious new series featuring one boy and a little dragon with an oversize appetite for adventure. Eric finally succumbs to Pan´s demands and agrees to take the Mini-Dragon to school with him. But Eric gets more trouble than he bargained for when nightmare neighbour Toby switches his backpack with Eric´s and dragon-naps Pan! Now Eric must dash across town to Toby´s posh school and swap them back before his snappy secret is out! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Coen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/001368/bk_oakh_001368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Angels, demons, giants, flying saucers, Stonehenge, and near-death experiences are all stories in this one book! Creation, the birth of Christ, the resurrection of Christ - all told by an angel that was there! If you have any interest in where the Greek gods came from, who built the pyramids, the future of America, what happened behind the scenes when Jesus Christ was born, crucified, resurrected and ascended, this just might be one of the most exciting group of stories you have ever read. 1. Language: English. Narrator: T. Ralph Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039231/bk_acx0_039231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Visiting Ireland on a budget? I know how you feel. I put this book together for all my fellow budget backpackers out there. Using this guide book will make your travel to the Emerald Isle more fun, organized and cost-effective. Discover the best hostels, budget hotels, places of interest and where to party! Preview: Tips and tricks for a more enjoyable and budget friendly trip Inspiring insights about Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Galway A complete guide to traveling ´´The wild Atlantic way´´ Funny stories from my many mishaps along the way Historical and cultural information Up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you And much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.D. O´Neill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067088/bk_acx0_067088_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you dreamed about backpacking through Europe but feel like you don´t have the money? In this book, you will learn tips and tricks about how to backpack in Europe without breaking the bank. From hostels to restaurants to packing your bag, there are ways to save money and experience all the wonders of a continent that has a deep and rich history. Don´t put off your dream. Make it a reality by doing some research and being responsible with your money. The experiences and memories will make all the prep work worth it. If you want to go to Europe, this book will help you plan and budget your way through the trip of a lifetime! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Lee Rock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074628/bk_acx0_074628_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why would anyone want to backpack around the word? Backpacking offers many rewarding experience and enlightenment for those who want to seek excitement and thrills, learn new things, witness different culture, gain new perspectives, understand the world, meet and make new friends around the world ... and the list goes on and on. You see, there are so just countless reasons why everybody should do a backpacking trip at least once in their life - and do it solo. Then why aren´t you? What´s holding you back? Fear? Money? Not knowing how? Nobody to go with? All these are relatable reasons with simple solutions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: How-To Junkie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094027/bk_acx0_094027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Visiting Ireland on a budget? I know how you feel. I put this book together for all my fellow budget backpackers out there. Using this travel guide will make your travel to the Emerald Isle more fun, organized and cost effective. Discover the best hostels, budget hotels, places of interest and where to party! Preview: Tips and tricks for a more enjoyable and budget friendly trip Inspiring insights about Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Galway A complete guide to traveling "The wild Atlantic way" Funny stories from my many mishaps along the way Historical and cultural information Up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you And much more! Download your copy now to get a head start on your backpacking trip around Ireland! 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.D. O´Neill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068492/bk_acx0_068492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who doesn´t like to travel? Traveling the world opens new vistas and experiences to all who undertake it. But when roaming abroad, to make the trip more pleasurable and successful, an in-depth knowledge of backpacking allows trekkers to avert mishaps and problems. In this information-packed audiobook, Have Backpack Will Travel, the author provides detailed information in numerous critical areas related to seeing the world as a backpacker. This book is intended for the thousands of (usually) young adults who venture out each year to see the world using their backpacks as suitcases. The book is NOT for those who are interested in hiking trails and looking for tips on camping and hiking those trails. The author draws from many trips abroad, covering the many fine points and concerns that need to be addressed before and during a trip. From obtaining a passport, knowing which shots are required, how and what to pack, to finding your way around, this audiobook embraces particulars any traveler must know. Further areas include the pros and cons of driving, obtaining traveler´s insurance, safety precautions as well as a section on general tips and helpful hints. Using a backpack as a suitcase sets a person apart immediately from those who choose to go the hotel and tour group route. Oftentimes, backpackers are more independent, usually more adventurous and definitely more concerned about watching every dollar spent. Therefore, budgeting and ways to keep spending to a minimum are a constant theme. Whether you are a first time traveler or one who has been abroad on numerous occasions, the information provided can be helpful to you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Earl E. Paul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011648/bk_acx0_011648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.