Wanderlust

  • by Elisabeth Eaves
  • Narrated by Erin Bennett
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’ insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself - literally - to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not.
Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhoodand she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

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Travel for Love and Love of Travel

Elizabeth Eaves takes you all over the world in this very personal account of her love affair with travel. We see the world through her eyes, but we also see the phenomenon of who we become when we explore a new place alone.

"I traveled for love, and loved to travel, making it hard to disentangle cause from effect." Eaves's motivation is often love, or lust, and really, there is no "right" way to take a personal journey. She fell in love with who she became when she travelled, and the fulfillment she gained from her affairs along the way.

Unguarded and truthful, this audiobook helps reveal the siren's song of travel that's been calling all along. I'm ready to ditch my attachments and set out to find the world.
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- Susie "I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South.""

Loved it! I too have wanderlust!

Loved hearing about the exotic places she traveled. connected with her desire to put herself in different and difficult situations in strange lands.. the rush of confidence of doing so.. also connected with some the self reflection moments and how she slowly figured out her life patterns and motivations.. there was also the sex, who doesn't like a little sex in a story, this one had just enough and not too descriptive so to let your imagination fill in the rest and not ronch up the story.. I enjoyed the journey from young teen unknowing much except she wanted to travel to the older mature women with all her scares and regrets but now much more self aware.. I will listen to it again sometime for sure!
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- Stephanie W.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios