One of our most favorite Audible.com audiobooks is Bill Bryson reading his own book of experiences exploring Australia. In America the book is titled “In a Sunburned Country“; in the Commonwealth countries it is titled “Down Under“. It’s a charming perspective on Australia, but as we shall see, the perspective of a “Yank”.
We can’t suppress the guffaws and giggles listening to Bill as he describes driving late at night in the sparsely populated land between Canberra and Adelaide. On the car radio, station after station is replaced by “cat hiss” with distance. Then Bill discovers a spot on the dial that is full-on silent. After listening intently to the odd silence for a while, Bill hears papers rustling, and realizes that he has stumbled onto a cricket match (MPEG3 download).
If you liked that segment, we can just about guarantee that you will enjoy the Audible.com audiobook In a Sunburned Country. If you are not an Audible subscriber you can try the service for free. If you would like the trial, you can download two free audio books of your choice: just go to audible.com/twit2 courtesy of Leo Laporte and This Week in Tech.
Adagio is preparing to sail west across the Pacific, so we have some 22 cruising books and guides available for sale.
Annotated by experienced cruisers as to the best routes and anchorages. Sailing Directions, Coast Pilots, Cruising Guides. Tahiti, Mexico, Pacific NW, Puget Sound, British Columbia, San Juan Islands, SE Alaska.
We have created a tabulation of all our books on offer — an Acrobat PDF file to ensure that everyone can read it without browser or Excel glitches.
Please contact us via email. We are berthed in Alameda at Marina Village Yacht Harbor.
We also have for sale British Columbia, Canada Cruising Guides and Mediterranean Cruising Guides .
Mediterranean Cruising Handbook, Rod Heikell, fourth edition, 1998. (Softcover) NEW US$39.95
The Baltic Sea, Germany, Poland, The Baltic States, Russia, Finland, Sweden & Denmark, R.C.C. Pilotage Foundation. 1992 (Hardcover) NEW US$69.95
Mediterranean France & Corsica Pilot, Rod Heikell, Second Edition. 1997 NEW (Hardcover) US$70.00
Mediterranean France & Corsica Pilot, Rod Heikell, Third Edition. NEW. Still in shrink plastic. (Hardcover) US$100.00
All books are new, never used. Buyer pays for shipping.
Please contact me via email – the(dot)adagios(at)gmail(dot)com