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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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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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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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LLOVED IT

Love, love, love. 10/10 would do it again. You are in for a treat, enjoy.

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loved the book

Good narration and interesting adventures. seemed quite long but overall I would recommend. It was good to hear Borneo is making improvements.

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Thank you Steve, thank you

I fell in love with Steve Backshall years ago and he has inspired me to plan my own expeditions. I have now discovered new rivers myself in Suriname and Guyana. I will forever be greatful for this man who got me through so much

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amazing journey

this is such a fascinating journey all around the world.
must listen if you are somewhat interested in nature and expeditions

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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.