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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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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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Good listen

Steve takes you on his journeys of vivid descriptions of animals, botanical and landscape. It’s humour and gritty parts make it easy going

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Outdoors in audio

Fantastic audio book by Steve and in his words. It is always great to see the TV programs, but also good to hear the story.

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A great step in to an exciting world

Really enjoyed this book, it adds great depth to the brilliant TV series. Fantastic descriptions and storytelling. Hoping there will be a sequel!

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Brilliant

This book is so good. I absolutely loved it and have listened to it more than once. Love that the author narrates this himself even though it is really long. It is a really raw and honest account which I loved and hilarious throughout whilst also being informative and inspiring. This goes into one of my all time favourite books list.

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Superb

An excellent book to go with the TV series. Very well written and offers much more detail and behind the scenes stuff compared to the show. Great to have Steve reading it. Great job he does as well. Highly recommended this book.

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What adventures Steve's been on!

Steve shares his stories in such a way it's like your with him at the camp.
Very inspiring read.

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Phenomenal

What a great listen! Educational, humorous and so amazingly descriptive.
Everyone should listen to this, even if they do not partake in adventure sports.