The Beach

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alex Garland

Narrated By: Michael Page

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: August 2009

Duration: 11 hours 0 minutes


The Khao San Road, Bangkok - first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard comes to learn, is a subject of legend among the young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for thousands of years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled into a communal Eden. Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly undercurrents.


  • Megan Cates

    This book totally captured me! I was looking for novels about travel, specifically about Thailand, and kept running up against this title. I was apprehensive because the book had been made into a movie. A book is almost always better than a movie, and this certainly proved to be the case with The Beach. The narration was great and very spot on because the narrator had a British accent and the main character was British. He also was a great story teller, so the narration flowed quite well. I highly recommend this title!

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