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American novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux takes us on a fascinating journey through the Americas by rail. To the long tradition of such fare, he contributes considerable descriptive power, strong characterizations, humor and informed humanity--all of which William Hootkins communicates in an expressive, listener-friendly voice. There is much to interest anyone who wishes to glean insights from a keen mind and stout heart. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Having read Therouxs' "The Great Railway Bazaar" I was looking forward to this book but I was greatly disappointed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Heraldo
I read and enjoyed a few other of Paul Theroux's books but not this one. I gifted it to my son who lives and works in Chile and he loved it.Published 3 months ago by sinclair
If you want something to put you off travelling to Latin America, just read this book. And then there are the comments such as: ' The arguments that 5 star hotels benefit a country... Read morePublished 4 months ago by cristian
Even though the events in this book are somewhat dated, I enjoyed reading it for the second time, motivated by my recent personal travels through Patagonia. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carolyn V. Hamilton
Theroux writes travel books like no other. Taking a train from Boston to the southern tip of South America, with only once having to take alternate transportation. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kent Ellis
story and narration was soso,.. No complaints at all with the booksellers, reasonable price and executed well.Published 11 months ago by B. K. M.
It's a wonderfully well written book but the artifice of sticking to the train route limited Theroux's ability to describe fascinating locales near, but not on, the route.Published 11 months ago by David Quinto