´´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.
Magdalena Wasiura returns to Morocco after a holiday to live and work with the Berber community, sharing their experiences, customs, and way of living. Contents: Part One of Les Berbères et moi describes the author´s first step into the life of her Moroccan family hosts, takes you to the souk and hammam, explains the importance of Fridays for Muslim society, sulks itself in whisky and the problems caused by it. In this part we are introduced to countless opportunists and amiable characters, and we visit a rather lavish circumcision party. Part Two: The second part of Magdalena´s journal records her life with the Berber community in Khénifra, in the Middle Atlas of Morocco - their homes, social gatherings, and her work with their children in the Association Hannan. Get a good wash in hammam, eat boucheyar, drink shiba, meet her friends Mohamed and Ali, and go with them to Arougou, wakha? Part Three of Magdalena´s journal describes broadly the ´´forbidden´´ subjects: intimacy and drinking in the context of Islam as supported by numerous tales from the Quran, and how young people will turn the prohibited into pleasure. She depicts the growing tension between herself and her Muslim family, and the cultural clash - something that one will not get in packaged holidays. ´´Lasciate ogne speranca, voi ch´intrate,´´ it´s Dante´s invitation to Hell; here however, it invites one to hammam. Part Four: What about the fatalism? Should women wear tight jeans? What about swimming? Our God or My God; whose then? Some of those issues are discussed in Part Four of Magdalena Wasiura´s account of her stay in Morocco. She also describes a rather stressful Christmastime spent there, the overprotective nature of her Muslim family, and her trip to Meknès where she was arrested. Part Five: Love and marriage.... Does it really go together like a horse and carriage? In Part Five of Magdalena Wasiura´s journal, one will hear abo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090463/bk_acx0_090463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second part of Magdalena´s journal recording her life with the Berber community in Khenifra in the Middle Atlas mountains: their homes, social gatherings and her work with their children in the Association Hannan. Get a good wash in hammam, eat boucheyar, drink shiba, meet my friends Mahamed and Ali and go with us to Arougou, wakha? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deanna Delaney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091581/bk_acx0_091581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you planning a vacation in Morocco? Do you want to be well prepared and well informed before you leave? Now you can ready to enjoy the delights of this fascinating and historical country, packed with bazaars, stunning beaches, friendly people and delicious food, with Discover Morocco: The Ultimate Travel Guide for Exploring Morocco Like a Local. Inside this book, you will discover plenty of interesting facts and information about Morocco, to help you get the most out of your trip, including: What you will need before you leave? Places to visit? Things to do in Morocco? Recommended accommodation? Things to be wary of? And much more! Morocco is a magical country with a culture unlike any other country and with this book you will have a head-start when it comes to knowing much more about the people and their customs. It is ideal for taking with you as you travel, always keeping close at hand if you get stuck for ideas or knowledge. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Wang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088473/bk_acx0_088473_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.
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.
Travel Tales Collections: Morocco & North Africa, No. 10, May 2015, is part of Michael Brein´s Collections travel tales series and contains among the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting similar travel stories on a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually several hundred collections on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available on all the major eReaders. A Morocco or other North Africa travel story is probably somewhere in the news today about something or other that is going on with a traveler in North Africa! And so it goes. There´s hardly a day now that someone is not having an incredible North African travel experience of one kind or another. Therefore we´re taking a closer look at North Africa, particularly Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and the Sahara travel stories in this issue of Travel Tales Collections. Since North Africa has so much to offer the traveler in regard to the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens to people while traveling in Morocco and elsewhere in North Africa. And so, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that´s exactly what I am doing in this current issue of Travel Tales Collections, No. 10 for May 2015. North African travel and life stories include the full range of the human travel experience, including all aspects of what traveling is all about, almost no matter where. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037908/bk_acx0_037908_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.