The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia

Written by:
Paul Theroux
Narrated by:
Frank Muller

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2010
11 hours 0 minutes
The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's account of his epic journey by rail through Asia. Filled with evocative names of legendary train routes; the Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Hikari Super Express to Kyoto and the Trans-Siberian Express; it describes the many places, cultures, sights and sounds he experienced and the fascinating people he met. Here he overhears snippets of chat and occasional monologues, and is drawn into conversation with fellow passengers, from Molesworth, a British theatrical agent, and Sadik, a shabby Turkish tycoon, while avoiding the forceful approaches of pimps and drug dealers. This wonderfully entertaining travelogue pays loving tribute to the romantic joys of railways and train travel.
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Dale S.

It’s a good book overall, but it lacks any real memorable point. His meetings with fellow travelers begin to blend together and sound the same. I think he realized this toward the end of the book and discussed the appeal of fiction.

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