- Audio Download
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 April 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004V9FK38
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing in the World's Most Unlikely Holiday Destinations Audio Download – Unabridged
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Iran's always been on my "to do" list, now its near the top.
This is one of the funniest audio books I have listened to in ages. It is also one of the most addictive I've purchased to date, I listened to all 7 hours in just two afternoons - something I have never done with an audio book before.
Dom Joly in one of his many occupations works as a travel writer and as a consequence he gets to travel to many interesting and fascinating places around the world. However, not content with the standard tourist attractions, Mr Joly decides that it might be interesting to visit some rather obscure destinations - would you have ever considered skiing in Iran?
He dedicates one chapter to each destination and narrates his journey, or at least the memorable parts - of which there are many - with his own special brand of very dry humour. He manages to bring places that most of us will never get the chance to go to (nor probably wish to) in vivid detail.
He also manages to pull off an astounding range of authentic sounding accents when he plays the part of one of the locals. I defy anyone not to laugh at his account of his interview with an American security agent after landing at the airport. I was laughing constantly as he played the part of the disbelieving guard during the 'interview'
His vivid description of his escape whilst being chased around the JFK museum was enough to make my eyes water. He is probably on the list of 'America's most wanted' after his heinous felony of taking an unauthorised photograph out of a window.Read more ›
BRILLIANT BOOK- BUY THIS....
I had no great knowledge of any of the countries in question (apart from America) and so this book really was enlightening, especially for me. He explains the history of the places he visits beforehand, so even if you don't really know anything, you will come out of reading this book with some knowledge. The book is of course hilarious, but he mixes it with the right mixture of humour, honesty and history.
I'd recommend this to everyone. 5*s!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Epic book. Read it several times and cannot wait for The Dark Tourist 2......!!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing insights into North Korea, Chernobyl and lots of other fascinating places. Although not as funny as I was hoping from Dom.Published 8 months ago by Ms. C. Jackson
Great book. Got it from a library years ago. Picked it up for a friend.Published 8 months ago by Matthew Wingad
Why is this book listed with Sir Bernard Knight's Crowner John titles on Kindle? Just asking out of curiosity. Seems an odd category for this one.Published 10 months ago by sunim