The End of the Road

  • by Tom Bodett
  • Narrated by Tom Bodett
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As national spokesman for the Motel 6 chain, as a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and as creator of the nationally syndicated radio program The End of the Road, Tom Bodett has a voice familiar to millions. Now you can listen, at your pleasure, to his stories about likable, genuine, slightly wacky people who live in the little Alaska town at the end of the road. Follow the romantic misadventures of sixties throwback Tamara Dupree, vegetarian activist and New Age missionary; join Stormy Storbock and Ed Flannigan on their sightseeing tour across America by fire truck; meet local ne'er-do-well Doug McDoogan, who has a bright new future in the arts. Come to Alaska and share in the emergence of a true American humorist - funny, farcical, nostalgic, provocative, and always touching.


What the Critics Say

"[T]he latest in a long line of quintessential American voice ranging from Mark Twain to Garrison Keillor." (People magazine)


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Customer Reviews

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Unique audiobook experience

My parents used to play Tom Bodett audiobooks on tape during long car rides. Now, 20 years later I'm revisiting these stories through adult ears, and I love them just as much.

Funny, touching, bittersweet. Tom Bodett tells these tales masterfully and introduces you to a place and community that you want to live in.

I'm making my way through the whole series again. If you never have, you'll thank yourself for taking the ride.
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- Amazon Customer

Like friend's you haven't met

Tom Bodett's voice and pace are comforting and very pleasant to listen to. His tales of a Northern Alaskan town are wholesome and entertaining. A slice of life from the end of the road. This is not the typical audio book I tend to choose, but it was a great surprize, I have listened to all of Tom Bodett's books that I have been able to get ahold of and his 'End of the Road' books are the best to be certain.

His gentle calming voice will carry you through the tales and paint pictures so vivid you will almost start packing to move to the wilderness that is the setting for his stories.

Give it a try, I think you might like it.
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- Daniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio