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THE LAST RESORT A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ann Marie Gideon

Contemporary Culture • 11.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Ann Marie Gideon performs this eye-opening audiobook with style, intelligence, and subtlety. Through tone, she carefully differentiates the author's travel writing from her more information-driven reporting on warming oceans and vanishing sand. She deftly changes the timbre of her delivery for male voices. The author travels the globe to observe resorts and share how they operate--from beach maintenance to insurance issues. Looking at the phenomenon of expanding middle-class tourism, she examines how the mega-wealthy are treated and provides a thought-provoking list of changes ahead for travelers, industry, and governments as we all face global warming. At once a thorough travel narrative and an examination of beach resort culture in the present and future, this is a fine and engaging listen. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780062951649 $27.99

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