My Kind of Place

  • by Susan Orlean
  • Narrated by Susan Orlean
  • 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My Kind of Place takes listeners on a series of remarkable journeys in a uniquely witty and sophisticated travel audiobook. In this irresistible collectino of adventures far and near, Susan Orlean coducts a tour of the world via its subcultures, from the heart of the African music scene in Paris to the World Taxidermy Championships in Springfield, Illinois, and even into her own apartment, where she imagines a very famous houseguest taking advantage of her hospitality. With Orlean as guide, lucky listeners partake in all manner of armchair activity. They will trawl Icelandic waters with Keiko, everyone's favorite whale, as he tries to make it on his own; stay awhile in Midland, Texas, hometown of George W. Bush, a place where oil time is the only time that matters; and stalk caged tigers in Jackson, New Jersey, a suburban town with one of the highest concentrations anywhere in the world of tigers per square mile. Vivid, humorous, unconventional, and incomparably entertaining, Susan Orlean's writings for The New Yorker have delighted readers for more than a decade. My Kind of Place is an inimitable treat by one of America's premier literary journalists.

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What the Critics Say

"Orlean's essays are rich in color, metaphor and crafty language....An insightful collection by an exceptional essayist." (Publishers Weekly)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-09-2004
  • Publisher: Random House Audio