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


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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