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0120160104Young backpacker Richard is looking for paradise and finds a map that may lead him there.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0220160105Richard, Francoise and Etienne head for the Marine Park in search of the secret beach.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0320160106Richard and the French couple make it to the forbidden island, but new dangers await them.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0420160107Richard settles in to life on the beach, and finds he is forgetting about his former life.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0520160108Richard and Jed undertake a rice run to Hat Rin and make some unpleasant discoveries.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0620160111Sal makes an unexpected request of Richard, and the rafters look for a way to the beach.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0720160112Mass food poisoning and a terrible tragedy cause fear, chaos and tension on the beach.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0820160113Richard patrols the DMZ on his own, and Mister Duck returns to keep him company.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0920160114Richard tracks the rafters as they cross the island, and Sal makes a chilling request.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

1020160115The Tet festival ushers in terror and death, and Richard tries to flee what was once Eden.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

030320160106Our first Book of Bedtime of 2016 celebrates twenty years since the publication of Alex Garland's cult novel, The Beach. Joe Dempsie reads this thrilling tale of paradise sought and lost.

Jaded young backpacker Richard is in Thailand looking for a place unspoilt by tourism. An encounter with a dead man leaves him with a map for 'the beach', a select traveller community cut off from the degradations of vacationing westerners. He joins the commune, but his breadcrumb trail, fantasies of Vietnam War films, and very real armed drug guards risks turning Eden into hell on earth.

'Lord of the Flies' meets 'Heart of Darkness' among the beautiful, young drop-outs, dreamers and drug-takers of the mid-1990s.

Abridged by - Sara Davies

Produced by - Jenny Thompson

Read by - Joe Dempsie

Music - Narayan by The Prodigy.

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Our first Book of Bedtime of 2016 celebrates twenty years since the publication of Alex Garland's cult novel, The Beach. Joe Dempsie reads this thrilling tale of paradise sought and lost.

Jaded young backpacker Richard is in Thailand looking for a place unspoilt by tourism. An encounter with a dead man leaves him with a map for 'the beach', a select traveller community cut off from the degradations of vacationing westerners. He joins the commune, but his breadcrumb trail, fantasies of Vietnam War films, and very real armed drug guards risks turning Eden into hell on earth.

'Lord of the Flies' meets 'Heart of Darkness' among the beautiful, young drop-outs, dreamers and drug-takers of the mid-1990s.

Abridged by - Sara Davies

Produced by - Jenny Thompson

Read by - Joe Dempsie

Music: Narayan by - The Prodigy.

0520160108

Our first Book of Bedtime of 2016 celebrates twenty years since the publication of Alex Garland's cult novel, The Beach. Joe Dempsie reads this thrilling tale of paradise sought and lost.

Jaded young backpacker Richard is in Thailand looking for a place unspoilt by tourism. An encounter with a dead man leaves him with a map for 'the beach', a select traveller community cut off from the degradations of vacationing westerners. He joins the commune, but his breadcrumb trail, fantasies of Vietnam War films, and very real armed drug guards risks turning Eden into hell on earth.

'Lord of the Flies' meets 'Heart of Darkness' among the beautiful, young drop-outs, dreamers and drug-takers of the mid-1990s.

Abridged by - Sara Davies

Produced by - Jenny Thompson

Read by - Joe Dempsie

Music - Narayan by The Prodigy.

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Our first Book of Bedtime of 2016 celebrates twenty years since the publication of Alex Garland's cult novel, The Beach. Joe Dempsie reads this thrilling tale of paradise sought and lost.

Jaded young backpacker Richard is in Thailand looking for a place unspoilt by tourism. An encounter with a dead man leaves him with a map for 'the beach', a select traveller community cut off from the degradations of vacationing westerners. He joins the commune, but his breadcrumb trail, fantasies of Vietnam War films, and very real armed drug guards risks turning Eden into hell on earth.

'Lord of the Flies' meets 'Heart of Darkness' among the beautiful, young drop-outs, dreamers and drug-takers of the mid-1990s.

Abridged by - Sara Davies

Produced by - Jenny Thompson

Read by - Joe Dempsie

Music - Narayan by The Prodigy.

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