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Dr Bristol, United Kingdom Member Since 2012

Avid reader and listener, psychologist by profession historian by nature

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  • "Palin on top form, little repetitiv..."

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    The latest of Palin's travels is documented in lots of detail here in this unabridged audio version of the Brazil book. The journey is an interesting one and brazil is clearly a very big, bold and beautiful place in the main. The real attraction of this for me is Palin himself, his narration is light, informative and funny and i always miss him when the story is finished. Would recommend highly, and in particular Palin fans. Classic Palin.

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    Brazil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
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    Michael Palin journeys to a vast country of unimaginable contrasts - Brazil. An economic powerhouse, it is host to a staggering variety of peoples. He starts his journey in the north, in the remote mountains and forests on the border with Venezuela, and finishes in the south at the legendary Iguaçu Falls. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle, samples life in the agricultural and mining heartland of Brazil, experiences the modernism of Brasília and the heady mix of Rio de Janeiro, and ventures into the favelas.

    John says: "I canot wait!"
  • "Palins first excellent adventure"

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    I have to preface my review by stating I am a huge Palin fan so pretty much anything Mr P does will be good in my opinion. Saying that this really is a fat account of his first travel adventure, which was over 20 years ago now, unbelievable! Palin has such a flair to saying so much in such a concise and amusing way. I found myself laughing out loud so many times whilst listening to this. The only reason I didn't give this full stars is this is an abridged version so isn't long enough, I would have easily spent another 7 hours in Palin's company.

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    Around the World in 80 Days

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    • By Michael Palin
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    In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier.

    David says: "Travel"
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