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Arabia

A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
Narrated by: Levison Wood
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)
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Summary

The award-winning TV adventurer and travel writer's enthralling account of his 5,000-mile expedition around the Arabian Peninsula, from Iraq to Lebanon.  

Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media. 

©2018 Levison Wood (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Don’t believe all your read

This book is for anyone who has an interest in the Middle East, the real Middle East, and not necessarily everything you might hear, see or read.

I work in Jordan and recognise so much of the what Levison talks about, he has hit the nail on the head when describing the complexity of the region but also the simplicity of life for the average person.

This story has made me realise that being here in Jordan is such a fantastic opportunity and I have plans to visit Oman, Bethlehem and possibly Lebanon.

Well worth a listen.

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Excellent!

A great read prior to the tv series later this year. Levison is fantastic at retelling his story.
A must listen

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A Must

The book was eye opening in more ways then I could have imagined, a definition of travel and adventure - and one cant help but be humble by the stories and in turn less judgemental & more so understanding.

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I can recommend from experience

This book was an absolute pleasure to listen too. A first-hand and honest account of life, travelling and the Middle East; the result is a very wonderful, very grey and sometimes bloody annoying reality.

I am travelling from Morroco to Pakistan and I listened to 'Lev' halfway through; the book hits it spot on. Wood's stories, histories and personal reflections are well balanced.

More I was inspired to follow some of his adventures, for example, Christmas in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. If you're crazy enough to do so too, he has some a great trail to follow - well some of it, I'd keep to half the amount of warzones...just for safe keeping.

Thank you for writing this.

@francis1996

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compelling

edge of seat stuff from start to finish. respect this man. gallivant voice too, quite different to how he sounds on tv

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Very good listen

Very enjoyable listen as well as being interesting and informative. One hell of a journey !

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great book

I've thoroughly enjoyed all of levison woods books and would recommend every single one of them. He is a true explorer *****

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loved it.

makes me want to travel more. and never believe anything what your governments tell you about who are the good guys and who are the bad. find out for yourself

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Refreshing look on a troubled region

This, as a converted Muslim, was refreshing to listen to. Enlightening, accessible and really enjoyable. Much prefer when books are narrated by their author and Levison has done a great job. Only problem is my urge to visit the ME is heightened, again. Great work.

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I've read all of Lev's books, and they're fantastic. This is genuinely one of my favourites. It's daring on a number of levels, however particularly in the way it challenges misconceptions. Lev achieves this through his entertaining honesty. Inspiring book and it's narrated as good as anything I've listened to previously.

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An audio documentary

Some books are just meant to be audiobooks, and this is one of them. Listening to the book felt as though I were listening to a documentary - having the actual adventurer / author read the story made it all the more better. It’s easy to drift off and feel as though the narrator is simply sat beside you, telling you all about his travels.

The story had the perfect mix of adventure, education and personality - all seamlessly intertwined together to create a seriously compelling narrative.

Absolutely recommend this book.