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4 audiobooks for armchair travelers

Armchair travelers have quite a trip in store for them this month, with audiobooks set in France, San Francisco, the islands of the Pacific, and Botswana. All titles are available to download from


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1. 'Pacific,' by Simon Winchester

(Read by the author; Harper Audio; 12 CDs; 14 hours and 15 minutes)

Simon Winchester takes readers on a biological, geological, political, historical, and even meteorological journey told from a quirky and insightful perspective. Subjects include atomic testing, colonial control in the Pacific, volcanic eruptions, and giant tube worms. Winchester’s fast-paced delivery and smooth timing are as enjoyable as the material. Grade: A



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