Visit Sunny Chernobyl

  • by Andrew Blackwell
  • Narrated by Ax Norman
  • 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For most of us, traveling means visiting the most beautiful places on Earth - Paris, the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon. It’s rare to book a plane ticket to visit the lifeless moonscape of Canada’s oil sand strip mines, or to seek out the Chinese city of Linfen, legendary as the most polluted in the world. But in Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell embraces a different kind of travel, taking a jaunt through the most gruesomely polluted places on Earth.
From the hidden bars and convenience stores of a radioactive wilderness to the sacred but reeking waters of India, Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses immersive first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it’s time to start appreciating our planet as it is - not as we wish it would be. Irreverent and reflective, the book is a love letter to our biosphere’s most tainted, most degraded ecosystems, and a measured consideration of what they mean for us.
Equal parts travelogue, expose, environmental memoir, and faux guidebook, Blackwell careens through a rogue’s gallery of environmental disaster areas in search of the worst the world has to offer - and approaches a deeper understanding of what’s really happening to our planet in the process.


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Customer Reviews

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Better than I predicted

When I saw this book, I was expecting a 10 hour lecture on how humans have destroyed the planet and how we need to run out and hug a tree. This wasn't the case at all. The author presented Chernobyl and other locations as if they were attractions worthy of a tourism pamplet at a travel center. Each location was presented in a thought provoking, descriptive and very entertaining way. It wasn't the GREATEST book I have ever listened to, but it sure was worth the time and money.
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- Paul Luthi "I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!"

Good perspective about environmental disasters

Very good book
Before reading I was interested particularly on the chapter about Amazon rainforest destruction. But all the chapters are remarkable registries. Sad to realize the web of destruction of nature and men themselves
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios