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Michael Palin: Sahara

Narrated by: Michael Palin
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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Summary

Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole, and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest single challenge he has faced is his latest: a crossing of the vast and merciless Sahara Desert. As the journey unfolds, the Sahara reveals not only the emptiness of endless sand dunes, but a huge and diverse range of cultures and landscapes, and a long history of civilisation, trade, commerce, and conquest.

He walks with nomadic herders and rides with a camel caravan through Niger, scales the Hoggar Mountains and flies into the oilfields of Algeria, before investigating Colonel Gaddafi's Libya and the stunning classical remains of Tunisia, where Life of Brian was filmed and Palin crucified. This is Michael Palin, explorer-adventurer, at his hard-pressed best.

©2002 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Classic Palin

This is another wonderful book, well narrated, by Michael Palin. Highly recommended. Another classic book that everyone should listen too.

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Fantastic

Great storyteller, another brilliant listen from Mr Palin, have the whole collection now.
Thankyou very much..

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another inspiring jurney

as with all of Michaels books, it feels like your journeying with him. a brilliant exploration of a magical place.

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  • H.B. Teicher
  • 16-09-13

Excellent, like taking a vacation!

What did you love best about Michael Palin: Sahara?

Michael Palin's narration and writing!

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Everything.

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All of Michael Palin's books are like good friends, the kind that picks you up when you are down. Michael Palin's narrative is simply superb and you feel like he is talking to you personally over a good glass of wine at the start of a long bank holiday :-)

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