The Travel Auction

The Travel Auction

by Mark Green
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The Travel Auction by Mark Green

It should have been their trip of a lifetime. But with just days to go, Jonathan Cork is dumped by his girlfriend. Unable to change the name on the spare ticket and fast running out of time, Jonathan decides to take desperate measures. He advertises on eBay for a travel companion with the same name as his ex. What follows is a funny, page-turning, rollercoaster ride around South America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480154537
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Hi there. Thanks for your interest in me and my first eBook: The Travel Auction. It's both exciting and nerve-wracking to think that strangers will be reading my work and forming opinions about it's worth. Although it's a work of fiction, the book's journey through Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil is the same trip I made with my girlfriend Nicky (who is now my wife) in the autumn of 2007.

I've always wanted to write, but I struggled academically in my early years. I left school at sixteen to train as an apprentice electrician and with some hard work I ended up with my own project management business. But by the age of thirty-two I became disillusioned with the soulless nature of the construction industry, so I took some time out to pursue my passion for creativity. I enrolled on a Master of Arts degree in screenwriting at Bournemouth University and since graduating I've tailored pretty much everything in my life around making time to write.

The idea for The Travel Auction came to me late in the summer of 2006. I'd paid for two airline tickets to visit a friend in Qatar, but found myself minus a girlfriend to accompany me. I tried to change the name on the spare ticket, but it was too near the departure date and the travel company wouldn't offer a refund. It struck me that I might have an interesting premise for a book or film script.
When I'm not writing or working at several quirky jobs to pay the bills, I like to relax by competing in the high adrenalin sport of Australian surf boat racing.

Thanks for looking me up, I hope you enjoy reading my book. Please consider writing a review - good, bad or indifferent, it's always useful to know what readers think. If you'd like to get in touch please email me at:

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The Travel Auction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know you've found a wonderful book and a gifted writer when you feel like you are making the journey with the characters. Take the time to savour the descriptions and allow the mental visualizations. I found myself cheering for Jonny and KT2 and missing them when I finished the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
281 pages (dw)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!  Highly recommend reading if you love fun and adventure.  Can't wait to read what Mark Green writes next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really ejoyed this light hearted adventure
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best i have read in a long time. It holds your interest throughout and makes you feel like you are actually there. It has lots of comedy. Highley recomended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely, rarely rate any book 5 stars, but this author did an amazing job. I felt as tho I was right there on this adventure, enjoying and experiencing every moment. And humor.....even now, all I have to do is think about their leaving some of their belongings behind, and I start laughing all over again. I am looking forward to reading more by this author. Keep up the great work!!!
SKeyes83 More than 1 year ago
This was sent to me in the mail as our Goodreads group "Books, Wine and Girl Talk" first traveling book. I hope we have more traveling books. It's exciting to get a book in the mail. :) Mark wrote a wonderful story that is very eye opening. He kept me reading wanting to know what was going to happen next. I've never thought about a blind persons perspective before because I don't know anyone who is blind. Also, I think Mark did a great job of writing from a girls perspective. I look foward to reading more books written by Mark. :)
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What a great story enjoyed very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a funny, sad and interestin read! The author's words were inspiring to the human spirit as well as to would be adventurers. Great story with the characters to match.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such excellent writing & developing of characters. The beginning moves slow, didn't think I'd life the book, but then it just takes takes off. Was so good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters and their growth through the story. I wss really pulling for them at the end. At first, I thought the book would be too long, at the end, I was disappointed it was over. I recommend this book & look forward to reading more by this author.