To step on board a steamer in a Spanish port, and three hours later to land in a country without a guide-book, is a sensation to rouse the hunger of the repletest sight-seer. The sensation is attainable by any one who will take the trouble to row out into the harbour of Algeciras and scramble onto a little black boat headed across the straits.... A classic of travel writing, In Morocco is Edith Wharton´s remarkable account of her journey to that country during World War I. With her characteristic sense of adventure, Wharton set out to explore Morocco and its people, traveling by military jeep to Rabat, Moulay Idriss, Fez, and Marrakech, from the Atlantic coast to the high Atlas. Along the way, she witnessed religious ceremonies and ritual dances, visited the opulent palaces of the Sultan, and was admitted to the mysterious world of his harem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Fields. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002808/bk_blak_002808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Road from Morocco recounts the extraordinary life of Saadia and her daughter Wafa. It transports readers back in time to a Middle Eastern society far removed from modern American sensibilities—to Morocco, where Saadia was born and wed against her will at thirteen. Based on recorded history and family memories, the book chronicles Saadia´s arranged marriage and hardships as a young mother to Wafa, a French-educated, sexually liberated Muslim woman, who traveled to Europe and then to America, reaching a top position on Wall Street—in theory, the fulfillment of her American dream but in reality an overwhelming experience that threatens everything she holds dear. Like the best of fiction, this is an intensely personal emotional rollercoaster tale full of twists and turns, which make it hard to put down. In the words of a reader: ´´It´s beautiful even in the heartbreaking moments and utterly exquisite in the pleasant ones.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kalisha Fleischmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055344/bk_acx0_055344_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Independent-minded Sibylla Spencer feels trapped in 19th-century London, where her strong will and progressive views have rendered her unmarriageable. Still single at 23, she is treated like a child and feels stifled in her controlling father´s house. When Benjamin Hopkins, an ambitious employee of her father´s trading company, shows an interest in her, she realizes marriage is her only chance to escape. As Benjamin´s rising career whisks them both away to exotic Morocco, Sibylla is at last a citizen of the world, reveling in her newfound freedom by striking her first business deals, befriending locals - and falling in love for the first time with a charismatic and handsome Frenchman. But Benjamin´s lust for money and influence draws him into dark dealings, pulling him ever further from Sibylla and their two young sons. When he´s arrested on horrible charges, the fate of Sibylla´s family rests on her shoulders, as she must decide whether she´ll leave him to his fate or help him fight for his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Henrietta Meire. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008648/bk_brll_008648_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marcus Slater decides to forgo the cold, wet, wintry weather of England to join a walking party in the sunny climes of Morocco. There, against a backdrop of the curious, ancient towns of southern Morocco he meets the enigmatic Sylvia and finds himself embroiled in a game he cannot possibly afford to lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angus Freathy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101166/bk_acx0_101166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Matthew had to renew his European visa, his point of exit was obvious: he was going to Morocco. Memories of his previous trip filled him with anxiety. What was he thinking? After everything that had happened, did he really want to go back? Scams. Altercations. Mishaps. But also humor and beauty. His curiosity overcoming his fears, his second trip would prove as unforgettable as the first. ´´My reflexes belatedly kicking in, I couldn´t help but flinch. The children cheered, relishing having reduced me to their plaything.´´ ´´Our little spectacle having brought the night market to a standstill, we were now surrounded by about 50 men. I was living the chaotic mob scene from so many movies, and it was every bit as nightmarish as it had always looked on-screen.´´ ´´As I was about to let out a desperate cry that would require no translation, the giant finished...leaving me flinching on the floor like a bug that´s been smashed but isn´t quite dead.´´ ´´Amidst astonishingly beautiful, unsullied waves of sand, a lone figure squatted, holding a roll of toilet paper. It was a peculiar, paradoxical sight.´´ An Amazon.com best-selling collection of travel writing as entertaining for the armchair traveler as indispensable for anyone interested in adventure in North Africa. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Félix. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107832/bk_acx0_107832_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Julia loses herself in the desert of Morocco and reclaims her sexuality, despite a chafing camel ride and a misfire with one of the tour guides.JULIA SWEENEY launched her career playing ´´Pat´´ on Saturday Night Live and has gone on to write and star in the acclaimed one-person shows God Said, Ha!, In the Family Way, and Letting Go of God, all developed at the Un-Cabaret. This performance was recorded at Beth Lapides´ Un-Cabaret, L.A.´s legendary alternative comedy show. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Sweeney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/cabc/090206/pf_cabc_090206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Morocco - it simmers with exotic sounds, smells, flavors, and spices. From its souks (markets) to the medinas (ancient walled cities) to the kasbahs (fortified villages/citadels) to the riads (homes built around a courtyard) and to its unique cuisine. The majesty of the snowcapped High Atlas Mountains; the Palmeraie - acre upon acre of stately date palms; and the pristine, virgin, undulating sands of the Sahara. Journey with me to this exotic land, where ancient medieval sights and traditions thrive and endure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tessa Ingel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084561/bk_acx0_084561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.