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Summary

Winner of the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year 2016.

From the best-selling author of Walking the Nile, explorer Levison Wood begins his next challenging adventure - walking the length of the Himalayas.

Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels through five countries. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance.

A personal story of discovery, Levison forges strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century.

Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of personal adventure and striving beyond the limits of convention.

©2016 Levison Wood (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

Critic reviews

"Bestselling author of Walking the Nile Levison Wood is "bewildered" by being called a sex symbol, as a death-defying trek through the Himalayas is set to have fans' pulses racing." ( Daily Mail)
"Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint." ( The Times)

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I would have preferred a professional narrator.

The author is a great writer and exploited, but I would have preferred a professional actor to have narrated the book, such as the one who read Walking the Nile, who brought life to all the different voices. Otherwise completely 5 star.

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  • Alex
  • Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 11-04-16

Grrrreattt audio book

Got this book the hear about the Himalayas but got so much more. The story was fascinating and the author was a superb reader making my daily commute to work and back very enjoyable. Loved it!

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brilliant

Whether you have been to the Himalaya or not, this will certainly make you want to head there. It brought back many memories for me and has me excited to venture wider and further into its raw beauty.

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Lev has a great spirit

Listened to the whole thing in less than two days!

I would recommend watching the TV show before this..

The urgency in the narration needs to be more select, the mundane parts of the journey feel a bit too epic and in turn takes away from the epic events!

Defo worth it. I've bought the book, also.

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Even better than the TV series!

A funny, compelling and beautifully descriptive story of an awe inspiring expedition! Informative and inspirational.

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A good man in the mountains!

This is truly a fantastic travel biography with
so much wisdom within it. Whereas I’m very happy that I don’t need to walk The Himalayas myself I’ve been a revelation to walk alongside Levison and his companions through this audiobook. Thanks so much!

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Great adventurer, needs narrator

Levison is clearly an incredible adventurer, and it's his story to tell, but I would have m

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brilliant

smiled all the way through. lev described it and I was there along with him on his journey

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Levison reads his own story!

What made the experience of listening to Walking the Himalayas the most enjoyable?

I loved this. Hearing Levison read his own words made it very special

Have you listened to any of Levison Wood’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Of all the Levison Wood novels this is the only one he has read. The others just don't sound right. He needs to read his other adventure books, not hand them over to someone else to read.

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Amazing adventure

Great account of an amazing trek across the Himalayas. What made it for me was that the book was narrated by the author.