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Whether she is lost in a parallel universe, kidnapped in the scorching Tunisian desert, or eaten alive by the blood-sucking denizens of tropical north Queensland, King's stories—poignant, quirky, and often quite funny—are always inspiring and entertaining.

Join Laurie studying French kisses in Paris ... tracking lions on foot in Botswana ... searching for signs of an ancien
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published July 2014 by Destination Insights
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Patricia Bracewell
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The very first time that I met Laurie McAndish King she regaled me with a story of how she'd been nearly kidnapped in Tunisia, and I listened to her, mouth agape in horror. That story appears in this book (At a Crossroads.) The subtitle of her book is 'True Stories from a Curious Traveler', and author King is a far more curious, adventurous and intrepid traveler than I will ever be. Because of that I found her stories at times hair-raising, at times comical, and yes, at times there was an elemen ...more
Christine
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’re like me and eager to start you summer reading, but afraid of starting a novel and forgetting what happened because of involuntary long reading breaks at the crazy end of the school year, “Lost, Kidnapped and Eaten Alive”, by Laurie McAndish King is a wise choice. Unexpected aha moments alternate with laughing out loud and holding one’s breath. Each chapter can be read alone and is set in a different place. I just moved from being not kicked to death by Cassowaries but licking ants butt ...more
Camille Cusumano
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
King’s book is a traveler’s guide to the planet. Whether she is encountering Africa’s big cats or Madagascar’s lemurs, becoming one with the Australian rainforest, or learning about silk-worm smuggling in Croatia, she transports readers to faraway places with vivid details on cultural quirks, real people, flora, fauna, and food. Watching her first total solar eclipse in the Black Sea, “waisting” away on Italian cuisine, getting kidnapped in Tunisia, or questing for the French woman’s je ne sais ...more
Cristina Olsen
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully engaging and alive book, filled with humor and insight culled from years of travel off the beaten track. Even when the author finds herself in a tourist trap, her powers of perception uncover something unique. Each chapter is short, incisive, and filled with memorable images. The black and white photos jump out from the page and add even more liveliness to the stories. Truly a page-turner!
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