Wanderlust

  • by Elisabeth Eaves
  • Narrated by Erin Bennett
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves' insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself - literally - to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.
Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it's a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she's been lacking since childhoodand she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

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Not unusual enough to interesting

A bit too much of a typical western traveler. More interested in drinking and shagging than the local customs, culture or how they might feel about such behaviour. She is not unusual in her attitude to other cultures but personally having encountered a few people 'travellers' it was not very interesting or inspiring.
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- Crispin

Honest

I really enjoyed the honesty around this audio book. I thought that Elizabeth was very open and honest around what drove her decisions and her story which is rare it is as much a personal auto biography of her romantic life as travel journal. Too typically travel experiences are sugar coated Elizabeth. The story covers her experiences from early twenties and I think that her romantic history reflects that. This held my attention I enjoyed her reflection on wanderlust and travelling rather than the normal bragging of travel experience or immersion into a culture which becomes normal life. I like the dimension of perceptions of wanderlust maturing as she has.
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- Suzie Leckie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios