World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2021
12 hours 12 minutes
A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.

Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini.

For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.

The audiobook is read by Laurie Woolever, Shep Gordon, Christopher Bourdain, Jen Agg, Matt Walsh, Bill Buford, Claude Tayag, Nari Kye, Vidya Balachander, and Steve Albini.

Copyright 2021 by Anthony M. Bourdain Trust UW; “A Child’s View of Paris (1966),” “Revisiting New Jersey,” and  “Uruguay Dreamin’” copyright 2020 by Christopher Bourdain; published with permission of Christopher Bourdain

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
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I loved hearing about the places Tony traveled but I missed Tony being so irreverent in some of his words. Hearing someone else saying them was sad. The ending was abrupt. They were talking about a place to eat and then BAM! it's done. Tony always had something to say at the end of his stories and I had hoped they would find something from all of his writings to finish the book.

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Jeremy S.

As all things "Tony" this is a great read/listen....except it's hard to listen to! There is absolutely no emotion, and there is no way in H E double hockey sticks would HE be entertained. This is just my opinion and I'm sure they did their best, but after listening to Anthony Bourdains other book narrated by him this one just hurts. Good try but I'll just read the book myself and and listen to the voice in my mind. Thank you for the try, thank you for the book, and rest in peace chef!

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