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At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost packed up his flip-flops to move to a remote South Pacific island. He should have known better. This is the true story of a harrowing and hilarious stay in the worst place on earth.

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nrlymrtl, October 19, 2012 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas) was an unknown place to me before I listened to this book. Just getting there was an adventure, with pigs on the runway and museum-quality airplanes. Once there, the culture shock hits on so many fronts.

While the beginning of the book lagged a bit for me, starting off in North America with Troost dodging a financial responsibility of finding a job, I thoroughly enjoyed the other 4/5ths of the book set in Kiribati. The author’s honest portrayal of the islanders in all their humor and endurance of island living was well rounded. I especially enjoyed the author trying to see things through Kiribati eyes �" how insane or rude or ignorant are the foreigners? The chapter dealing with the island dogs �" how they are seen more of as a nuisance and possible food source �" was a bit hard because of my cultural background, but was explained well by the author. Over all, this book is laced with humor and honesty of the author’s experience of his time in Kiribati.
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Dorris, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Dorris)
This book is a marvel. Take today's man, modern but open minded and watch his life on a tiny island in the pacific. It is nothing like the US, Europe or any imagined tropical island. Heat, disease, and pollution were worse than Proost could imagine but with time he became so comfortable he didn't want to leave. His humorous and singular point of view make this book an unforgettable read. Also read Getting Stoned with Savages and Lost on Planet China. You won't forget them.
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Dorris, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by Dorris)
This book is a marvel. Take today's man, modern but open minded and watch his life on a tiny island in the pacific. It is nothing like the US, Europe or any imagined tropical island. Heat, disease, and pollution were worse than Proost could imagine but with time he became so comfortable he didn't want to leave. His humorous and singular point of view make this book an unforgettable read. Also read Getting Stoned with Savages and Lost on Planet China. You won't forget them.
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ISBN:
9781433201769
Author:
Troost, Maarten J.
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
Vance, Simon
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Vance, Simon
Author:
Vance, Simon
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Australia & Oceania - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - South Pacific
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.69x7.51x.56 in. .22 lbs.
Media Run Time:
510

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