Most people have probably seen Michael Palin's travel shows on TV but if you haven't tried one of the accompanying audiobooks yet, you really should. I think they are brilliant. And Himalaya is definitely one of the best. It is narrated by Michael Palin too, which makes it even better.
His descriptions of the people he meets along the way are great and he brilliantly describes the arduous climb when he was feeling ill. It's just fantastic, you can almost imagine being there.
This book is my favourite from the Michael Palin Travel books - although I love them all. Fantastic descriptions of the locations he and the BBC visited, colourful description of scenery architecture and the descriptions of the people he meets during his travels just make them come alive in my imagination.
Again I wish they weren't abridged as I was love to have the full length versions. That said, the book and the narration is absolutely first class and if you haven't listened to Michael Palin's books yet, you are in for a treat!
Michael Palin can do no wrong in my opinion. Fabulous book and fabulous narration. Really enjoyed it. I just wish audible or the publishing company could make the audiobooks available in the unabridged versions. I feel like I am missing out with the abridged versions. I realise this would make the audiobooks more expensive, but in my opinion it would be worth it.
Very entertaining and great service from Audible once again. Easy to download and purchase. Fantastic.