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Expedition

Adventures into Undiscovered Worlds
Narrated by: Steve Backshall
Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audio edition of Expedition, written and read by Steve Backshall.

Shine a light into the unknown.

There are still dark corners of our planet that are yet to be explored. In this remarkable book, Steve Backshall offers an unflinching account of his adventures into these uncharted territories around the globe, in search of world firsts. Each location brings its own epic challenges - whether it's the first climb of an arctic ice fall in Greenland, the first recorded navigation of a South American river, or the first exploration of the world’s longest cave system in Mexico. But all of them represent new tests of the limits of human endeavour. 

Accompanying a major 10-part series on BBC and Dave, Expedition is a breathtaking journey into the unknown, and a brilliantly written celebration of the pleasures of genuine discovery.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Adventure comes in the most awesome of forms

An absolutely gripping account of a sequence of expeditions, each as challenging and inspiring as the last. This book/audiobook just shows how many different forms adventure can be found; how little we have explored our planet and just how powerful nature can be! Having only known a small part of the Bhutan expedition from my friend Sal when she returned; Steve writes an excellent account of that particular descent and I have a huge amount of respect for the dedication that him and all members of the team put into sharing these moments of awesomeness with us all! Highly recommend buying this book!

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Boring

It promised so much and delivered so little. Really admire the man and his enthusiasm of life and adventure, but as an Audible narrative, just dull and never really got exciting. My opinion of course.

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Adventurous and heartfelt with a deeper message.

It's been great to 'see' the man behind the naturalist star-on-screen. Warts and all. Stunning settings, wildlife, adventures and heartfelt explanations and pleas regarding deforestation, pollution, inequality and the climate crisis. A read meant for anyone, but especially those who love expeditions, wildlife, travel and the environment. How proud your son will be, Mr Backshall.

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Awesome

Fantastic listen, well narrated, inspiring tales of adventure. I will be revisiting this many times.

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Fascinating story

A real insight into life on expedition...a must read. Honest, hard hitting and very enjoyable.

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Inspirational!

Even after watching the series twice I felt enthralled by the tales told here. To have them read by the author felt like he was in the same room casually recounting a first hand account over a brew.

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absolutely fantastic audiobook

found it absolutely fascinating and gripping even better been read out by the author himself Steve. Steve said himself it was raw and unpolished I found it fantastic raw and unpolished is the way forward I think.

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Inspiring read

Amazing adventures written with humility and love for the natural world. Learnt loads and inspired to go on adventures!

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Amazing book!

This is the best adventure book I have ever read/listened to. I highly recommend it.

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Fantastic read

This book takes you on such a journey. Backshall tells the incredible stories of his explorations with humour and humility. His overwhelming love for the natural world is infectious. This is a book I will undoubtedly keep going back to and re-reading.