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Armchair Travel Bookclub Reading Itinerary 2019

Love to read? Love to travel? Love to make new friends who love to read and travel? Then this is the book club playlist for you! Welcome to the Armchair Travel Bookclub 2019 Reading Itinerary!

Lands of Lost Borders

A Journey on the Silk Road
By Kate Harris
Narrated by Amy Landon /  10 hours 59 minutes

Lands of Lost Borders

“This special memoir is really a travelogue of bicycling the Silk Roads. Enjoy Harris' fascinating anecdotes and historical references, as well as tales of the people who help them along the way when food is scarce or it's dangerous to sleep outdoors. Kate and her friend endure extreme weather, road conditions, handling paperwork and police checkpoints with amazing humor and astounding good luck.”

Letterpress Books image Karen Bakshoian, Letterpress Books
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$31.04 USD

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Assassination Vacation - Abridged

By Sarah Vowell
Narrated by Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Stephen King & Dave Eggers /  7 hours 21 minutes

New York Times bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates and contributor to NPR’s "This American Life" Sarah Vowell embarks on a road trip to sites of political violence, from Washington DC to Alaska, to better understand our nation’s ever-evolving political system and history.

Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and... Read More »

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$18.34 USD

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Finding George Orwell in Burma

By Emma Larkin
Narrated by Emily Durante /  8 hours 18 minutes

Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, she has come to know all too well the many ways this police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it long has. The connection between George Orwell and Burma is not simply metaphorical, of course; Orwell's... Read More »

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$20.69 USD

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No Barriers

A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
By Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy
Narrated by Holter Graham & Bob Woodruff /  19 hours 34 minutes

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and... Read More »

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$37.94 USD

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Walking with Abel

Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah
By Anna Badkhen
Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers /  9 hours 20 minutes

The Fulani are the largest surviving group of nomads on the planet. In Walking with Abel, Anna Badkhen embeds herself with a family of Fulani cowboys-nomadic herders in Mali's Sahel grasslands-as they embark on their annual migration across the savannah. It's a cycle that connects the Fulani to their past even as their present is increasingly... Read More »

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$22.94 USD

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Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris
Narrated by David Sedaris /  5 hours 51 minutes

A new collection from David Sedaris is cause for jubilation. His recent move to Paris has inspired hilarious pieces, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, about his attempts to learn French. His family is another inspiration. You Cant Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his brother who talks incessant hip-hop slang to his bewildered father. And no one... Read More »

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$19.53 USD

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An Arabian Journey

One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East
By Levison Wood
Narrated by Levison Wood /  8 hours 53 minutes

Following in the footsteps of famed explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, British explorer Levison Wood brings us along on his most complex expedition yet: a circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Starting in September 2017 in a city in Northern Syria, a stone's throw away from Turkey and amidst the deadliest war of the... Read More »

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$28.74 USD

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The White Darkness

By David Grann
Narrated by Will Patton /  2 hours 28 minutes

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton,... Read More »

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$21.00 USD

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

By Steven Galloway
Narrated by Gareth Armstrong /  5 hours 23 minutes

Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre.... Read More »

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$23.00 USD

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