Lost on Planet China

  • by J. Maarten Troost
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

J. Maarten Troost charmed listeners with his humorous tales of wandering the remote islands of the South Pacific in The Sex Lives of Cannibals and Getting Stoned with Savages. When the travel bug bit again, he took on the world's most populous and intriguing nation.As Troost relates his gonzo adventure - dodging deadly drivers in Shanghai, eating yak in Tibet, deciphering restaurant menus (offering local favorites such as cattle penis with garlic), and visiting with Chairman Mao (still dead) - he reveals a vast, complex country on the brink of transformation that will soon shape the way we all work, live, and think.This insightful, hilarious narrative brings China to life as you've never seen it before.

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really enjoyed this book - excellent!

This book has it all as far as I am concerned! It is interesting, informative, funny and thoughtful - what more could you ask for! It's about the authors travels through modern China and his observations of everyday life for the average Chinese person, from what they eat, work, history, etc - it's not as boring as I have made it sound! I would highly recommend it - I only wish Audible had more of his books on here - I would get them in a flash! Please read it - you will love it - honest!
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- Joanne

China at it’s best

Brilliantly narrated, this is the best journey through China I have yet to find. From the hilarious to the frightening, it is a fantastic listen.
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- SARA-MADGE WYNNE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.