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Lost Angel Walkabout is a spirited collection of travel narratives recounting the haps, mishaps, and serendipitous adventures that have given adventure travel writer, Linda Ballou, a sense of wonder and delight. Some of the stories like “Falling in the Footsteps of John Muir” and “Look Both Ways on Small Islands” are reflections that might make you glad you stayed home, wh ...more
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Tara Chevrestt
May 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Janet
First, I must applaud the author for being able to write BOTH non fiction and fiction and write both well. That's not an easy task. Having read and enjoyed her novel Wai-nani: High Chiefess of Hawai'i - Her Epic Journey, I was interested but a bit weary of reading her travel memoirs. From my personal experience, it's rare that an author can pull off both fiction and non fiction.

I won't say it's a perfect book. At times it grew more educational than entertaining and my mind started drifting. How
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Kathy Stone
I know that I am behind in reviews. I have been very busy. As I received this book from the author I feel I owe her a review. I liked her stories. I have not read an adventure book in a long time and in keeping with my recent ecology theme this book had both. I enjoyed reading about her adventures and mishaps. There were times when I thought she was completely crazy and others when I was in awe of what she had the opportunity to do. I wish I was as brave as she was. Intermixed in her adventures ...more
Zoë Dawes
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book entertains and informs in equal part. Linda Ballou has way of creating a visual image that stays with the reader for a long time after the book's finished. There are lots of different adventure stories that took me far from my chair in NWUK to experience kayaking, riding and hiking in some fascinating places ...
Laura
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy of this thru Members giveaway thru Library Thing. I really liked this book, after having visiting Hawaii twice. The author is very descriptive and I really liked the eco-alerts throughout the book and the quotes were really good.
Diane
Dec 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, bio
A book full of exciting, not for the timid travel stories told in a lovely, honest & poetic way. An informative & fun read to say the least. Some of my personal favorites are: Irish Mist, Water Dogs & Finding My Way On Water. ...more
Yvonne
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With each story I read in Linda Ballou's book, Lost Angel Walkabout, I thought, "This is the best story in the book." Then, I would turn the page and find that the next adventure was even more interesting.

I love the way the author weaves accurate and little known native history into each story. This information isn't what your typical tour guide might spout from a memorized script. This book and its information comes from roughing it in the wilderness in some very remote sites where most of us w
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Rich Briggs
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once I started reading the book, I became very intrigued with the short stories. I have visited a number of the locations that Linda writes about and it was fun reading about her adventures.
Yvonne
Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With each story I read in Linda Ballou’s book, Lost Angel Walkabout, I thought, “This is the best story in the book.” Then, I would turn the page and find that the next adventure was even more interesting.

I love the way the author weaves accurate and little known native history into each story. This information isn’t what your typical tour guide might spout from a memorized script. This book and its information comes from roughing it in the wilderness in some remote sites where most of us would
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Linda
May 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

In roughly twenty short stories, travel writer Linda Ballou takes us with her up active volcanoes in Costa Rica, down hundred-mile rivers in the Yukon Territory, over combination jumps and oxers in Ireland, beneath the Sea of Cortez, and along unforgettable jaunts through deserts, woods, peaks, and valleys in both hemispheres. Her tales span years of traveling—sometimes alone, occasionally with her mother or life partner, and often with others in search of soft adventure. Brimming with action, i
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Yolanda Renee
Mar 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOST ANGEL WALKABOUT
One Traveler’s Tales
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Linda Ballou
Recent poor health had me looking for an escape. When I picked up Linda Ballou’s book LOST ANGEL WALKABOUT, I found my salvation. Linda combines her most favorite things to create a book of adventures like nothing I have ever read. She blends her love of travel, and writing, and in several stories her love of horses, and with unsurpassed skill she takes the reader with her to places like Raven’s River, Alaska, to windswept Donegal Bay, Ire
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Linda
Sep 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)






Lost Angel Walkabout by Linda Ballou is one of the most beautifully written travel books I have ever read. Linda tells her personal experiences of her many travels in different continents and environs. She is well-known as a top adventure travel writer, and her tales of her intrepid soul's search for beauty in the wilds and her ability to rouse physically to any demands of the setting will thrill the reader. She increased my desire to become more physically fit so that I could do some of the thi
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Linda
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Lost Angel Walkabout by Linda Ballou is one of the most beautifully written travel books I have ever read. Linda tells her personal experiences of her many travels in different continents and environs. She is well-known as a top adventure travel writer, and her tales of her intrepid soul's search for beauty in the wilds and her ability to rouse physically to any demands of the setting will thrill the reader. She increased my desire to become more physically fit so that I could do some of the thi ...more
James Dorsey
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lost Angel Walkabout sits at the highest level of travel writing. Linda Ballou takes the reader along rather then tells them about the journey later. Her stories are at once, informative, insightful, and entertaining, imbued with a rare ability to hold the reader from start to finish. This is a book I will read again.
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A love triangle of extremes has proven to be a solid base for my writing. From my roots in Alaska I receive strength, solitude, centeredness and respect for the awful power of nature. In Hawaii I found nurturing, a spiritual awakening, sensuality, peace and my heroine for my historical fiction, Wai-nani-A Voice from Old Hawaii. In proud California I obtained a degree in English Literature and a do ...more

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