The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

Version: Unabridged
Author: J. Maarten Troost
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: Travel, Australia & Oceania
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2007
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 30 minutes
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At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. He should have known better. Falling into one misadventure after another, Troost tells the laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the "worst place on earth."

Reviews (2)

Written by Dylan Owings on October 13th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Just loved this book and it had me rethinking my entire life plans. Either way worth a read and I literally laughed out loud at some point

Life among the natives

Written by Diane M on May 20th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a very witty read. Mr. Troost and his girlfriend lived for two years on an island that was very primitive. The natives were friendly and helpful, unless they had too much beer. They learned how to live a very simple life under harsh conditions (extreme heat, no AC, unclean living conditions) but had many adventures and even began to enjoy their stay. The English narrator was very good.

Author Details

Author Details

Troost, J. Maarten

J. MAARTEN TROOST is the author of "Getting Stoned with Savages "and "The Sex Lives of Cannibals. "His essays have appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly," the "Washington Post," and the "Prague Post," He spent two years in Kiribati in the Equatorial Pacific and upon his return was hired as a consultant by the World Bank. After several years in Fiji and Vanuatu, he recently relocated to the U.S. and now lives with his wife and two sons in California.