Where the West Ends

  • by Michael J. Totten
  • Narrated by Steven Roy Grimsley
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prize-winning author Michael J. Totten returns with a masterpiece of travel writing and history in this journey through 13 nations - all but two formerly communist - just beyond the edge of the West where few casual travelers venture.
His work as an independent foreign correspondent takes him deep into the field beyond the sensational headlines, from his hilariously miserable road trip with his best friend to Iraq to the Wild West of Albania, the most bizarre country in Europe; from the killing fields in Bosnia and Kosovo to a Romania haunted by the ghosts of its communist past; from the front lines in the Caucasus during Russia's invasion of Georgia to the otherworldly post-Soviet disasterscape in Ukraine. Where the West Ends is high-octane adventure writing at its finest and is Michael J. Totten's most entertaining work written to date.

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Like being there

Totten's retelling of his journeys through the Mideast, the Balkans, and former Soviet republics is very entertaining and informative, always against the backdrop of recent history and the people who live there.
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- John R. Blackburn Jr.

Loved this book

If you could sum up Where the West Ends in three words, what would they be?

Riveting Travel Essay


What did you like best about this story?

Was looking for more information about the Balkans and this was not only informative, but very entertaining and would call it a page turner except I listened to it. Would definitely listen or read to other books by him just because I liked the author and his style of delivery. If you have any interest in this area of the world, this would be a good read/listen.


Any additional comments?

Solid book. Wish he had more about this area and I could find more like this.

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- Jeremy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-29-2013
  • Publisher: Michael Totten