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World Travel

By: Anthony Bourdain,Laurie Woolever
Narrated by: Laurie Woolever,Shep Gordon,Christopher Bourdain,Jen Agg,Matt Walsh,Bill Buford,Claude Tayag,Nari Kye,Vidya Balachander,Steve Albini
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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents World Travel by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever, read by Laurie Woolever, Shep Gordon, Christopher Bourdain, Jen Agg, Matt Walsh, Bill Buford, Claude Tayag, Nari Kye, Vidya Balachander and Steve Albini.

A celebration of the life and legacy of one of the most important food writers of all time - the inimitable Anthony Bourdain.

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris and Shanghai to the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter - and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives listeners an introduction to some of his favourite places - in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Chris, a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini and more.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 The Anthony M. Bourdain Trust UW and Laurie Woolever (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers LLC

Critic Reviews

"This is the stuff of real writing.... Bourdain is a great original." (Mail on Sunday)

"One of the world’s first and most influential celebrity chefs." (Guardian)

"Thrillingly profane, aggressively truthful voice.... He would eat anything, go anywhere and say anything." (New York Times)

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"Does the world need this book?"

With so many travel guides already in existence, this one is slightly different, or would have been had the personable and articulate Anthony Bourdain still be around to write it. In the original conception he was to have written essays for his selection of destinations with both his culinary and personal observations from his large travel catalogue. Sadly his death intervened before it passed the most basic foundations and his essays are now supplies by friends, colleagues and family.
Although a good attempt has been made, more than anything this book reveals how great was Bourdain's charisma: had.he been narrator it would have been so much warmer, But it remains as a touching memory to the man who brough so much pleasure to so many. And for those hoping to travel post covid, there are plenty of ideas suggested
The audiobook is accompanied by a downloadable PDF.

And, yes, we need all the Anthony Bourdain we can get to say goodbye.

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  • David
  • 05-17-21

This book is unnecessary

There's no doubt that this book was made with love for Tony Bourdain, but if you're a fan -- and if you're here, you must be -- there's nothing new. If you've seen his shows, and heard his narration, then you already know the best bits of the book.

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  • M
  • 07-01-21

Constantly interrupted with irrelevant info

Half of this is a good Tony Bourdain book, constantly interrupted with a schoolteacher voice reading boring probably out of date information about the prices of local bus services or the codes of local airports. You can’t even skip as these bits don’t occupy a chapter. It’s a really frustrating listen because you tune out all the irrelevant info then the actor playing Tony comes on again and you realise you weren’t listening.

Desperately needs a second edition without the interruptions.

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  • Dalelh1991
  • 05-26-21

Recap

Perfect for anyone who's watched his shows!
Covers quite a lot of Parts Unknown and goes over each place in a little more detail.

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  • Lindsay Buttery
  • 07-22-21

A Very Decently Put Together Piece

Very listenable work which will more than satisfy your expectations, and a really great adjunct to both Anthony's TV work, and as an additional memoriam to the guy who, really, stood head and shoulders above his peers, and is truly deeply missed.
Highly Recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-14-22

Only for fans, maybe not even for them!

I get a little cynical when I see a new book with the great man’s name and face. Is this worthy of him? Or just a money grab? Would Tony approve?

This book did have wonderful quotes from his various travels, though for me just wasn’t genuine. Focused too long on the States and ignored places Tony travelled to several times and loved, such as Thailand.

Tony was head and shoulders above anyone else in the field, a few imitators try, but don’t come close to his genius. Fans will appreciate parts of this book, but it doesn’t do him justice and misses the mark.

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  • Philip Winter- G E M | P L U S
  • 12-12-21

Strangely interesting

It’s a traveler’s guide of sorts but it’s not. The listener becomes kind of magnetized to Anthony’s wonderful descriptions of food.