Accidental Tourist
Anne Tyler

Book cover image

Narrated By: Joe Barrett

Duration: 11 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect

How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone.

A heartfelt novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Breathing Lessons, now available as an audiobook.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Humorous fiction

Listen to a sample

Warmly entertaining and sharply organised against cuteness or mush


Her masterpiece

Daily Mail

Brilliant, funny, sad and sensitive

Independent on Sunday

The Accidental Tourist is one of Anne Tyler’s best books

New York Times

Anne Tyler gets better with every book, and this one is a triumph – funny, profound, sad and ultimately reassuring