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    • Bear Grylls' Survival Stories

    • By: Bear Grylls
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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    World-renowned adventurer and broadcaster, Bear Grylls, presents some of the most incredible near-death experiences, told by those who lived to tell the tale. These extraordinary and diverse accounts of human bravery, mental and physical strength - and sometimes sheer luck - range from being stranded for more than 50 days at sea, to surviving world-changing acts of terrorism. Bear contextualises each feat of endurance or bravery by relating them to his own experiences of near-misses and misfortune from his military career and survivalist adventures.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Bear Necessity!

    • By Simon on 10-05-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Hezbollah Hiking Club

    • By: Dom Joly
    • Narrated by: Dom Joly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Dom Joly was born in Beirut and lived there until he was 18. He lived through the civil war, went to school with Osama Bin Laden, and learned to ski and speak French and Arabic. At the age of seven he was sent to an English boarding school, where he would spend term times before returning to his war-torn home. It was a schizophrenic existence. Dom's parents divorced when he was 18, and he moved permanently to the UK, becoming a diplomat, a political journalist and then famous as a man who dressed as a giant squirrel. He has been back to Lebanon only twice since.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always entertaining!

    • By Ryan on 16-06-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
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      5 out of 5 stars 532
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    In his major new work, Michael Palin - former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter - brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic tale, written and narrated by Michael Palin.

    • By Heisenberg on 24-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Underland

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland's glaciers to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea caves, this is a deep-time voyage into the planet's past and future.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic. Sobering. Wonderful.

    • By Sararara on 13-05-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Down Under

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 872

    Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By Lynette Morris on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Notes From a Small Island

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Note From A Small Islander

    • By Jo on 05-11-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Notes From a Big Country

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 447

    After moving back to the States, Bryson started to write a column for The Mail on Sunday Night and Day magazine. This is a collection of these column entries. Bryson writes about everything from everyday chores, to suing people, the beach, TV, movies, air conditioners, college, Americana, injury dangers, wasting resources, and holiday seasons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bitter or Sweet ? I'm not sure !

    • By J-H2O on 03-10-06

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Step by Step

    • The Life in My Journeys
    • By: Simon Reeve
    • Narrated by: Simon Reeve
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 495

    TV documentary maker Simon Reeve has dodged bullets on frontlines, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with manta rays, seals and sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions on foot, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, and detained for spying by the KGB. After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t put it down!

    • By McStick on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • My Indian Odyssey

    • By: Vincent Ebrahim
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    Vincent Ebrahim, star of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning The Kumars At No. 42, explores his ancestral home visiting Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi, Agra, West Bengal, Darjeeling, Kolkata and the Himalayas in this varied and vivid audio diary. Stepping off the tourist trail as he travels across India, Vincent explores mountain roads by motorbike, visits the world’s largest outdoor laundry, meets the monks of the Dalai Lama’s monastery and searches for answers about his heritage at his grandfather’s birthplace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you've never been to India! Now is your chance.

    • By Rachel Jane Baddeley on 17-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Michael Palin: Full Circle

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 284
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    The third and most ambitious of Michael Palin's adventures is a voyage of epic proportions - the circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim. He travels for almost a year through the 18 countries that border the world's largest ocean, and is forced to negotiate mountains, plunging gorges, cross glaciers and dodge icebergs. Volcanoes also mark Palin's journey. He climbs one which has freshly erupted and follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Palin Power!

    • By Fatboypoole on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • One More Croissant for the Road

    • By: Felicity Cloake
    • Narrated by: Felicity Cloake
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One More Croissant for the Road sees ‘the nation’s taster in chief’ Felicity Cloake embark on the trip of a lifetime, cycling 3,500km across France in search of the definitive versions of classic French dishes. Felicity has long established herself as an absolute authority on everything that is important about food. This lively and charming account of her search for the ultimate Quiche Lorraine, la meilleure Tarte Tatin and a Cassoulet par excellence culminates in a triumphant two-wheeled tour of Paris’ boulangeries in pursuit of France’s finest croissant. 

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Old Ways

    • A Journey on Foot
    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of song lines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not easy but worth the effort.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-13

    Regular price: £22.00

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    • My Life Journey to the Top of Everest
    • By: Ben Fogle
    • Narrated by: Ben Fogle, Marina Fogle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    In April 2018, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and Olympic cycling gold medallist Victoria Pendleton, along with mountaineer Kenton Cool, took on their most exhausting challenge yet - climbing Everest for the British Red Cross in an attempt to highlight the environmental challenges mountains face. The expedition was to become the adventure of a lifetime, the culmination of a journey that started with a moment of tragedy years before. For Ben was inspired to take on this challenge by the memory of his son, Willem, who was stillborn in 2014.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Earth moving story

    • By Gareth B. on 26-05-19
    • My Life Journey to the Top of Everest
    • By: Ben Fogle
    • Narrated by: Ben Fogle, Marina Fogle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 18-10-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Marches

    • A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland
    • By: Rory Stewart
    • Narrated by: Rory Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Ten years after the walk across Central Asia and Afghanistan that he memorialized in The Places in Between, Rory Stewart set out on a new journey, traversing a thousand miles between England and Scotland. Stewart was raised along the border of the two countries, the frontier taking on poignant significance in his understanding of what it means to be both Scottish and English, of his relationship with his father, who's lived on this land his whole life, and of his ties to the rich history and culture of the region.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A loving memoir for me.

    • By DG Wilmont on 30-09-17
    • A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland
    • By: Rory Stewart
    • Narrated by: Rory Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 22-11-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

    Regular price: £27.19

    • East of Croydon

    • By: Sue Perkins
    • Narrated by: Sue Perkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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      5 out of 5 stars 184
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet. Up until that point, the farthest east I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • P...ing your pants one minute, sobbing your heart out the next

    • By mat brown on 21-10-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 927
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting indeed

    • By D. Wilkins on 13-03-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Road to Little Dribbling

    • More Notes From a Small Island
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: Nathan Osgood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476

    Twenty years ago Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation’s heart and became the best-selling travel book ever and was voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain. Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey around Britain to see what has changed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • funny, perceptive and grumpy

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-15

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The Ultimate Travel Guide and Trivia Book: Encyclopedia of Fun Travel and Knowledge

    • Travel Guides and Trivia, Book 1
    • By: Bill Rogers
    • Narrated by: Sylvia Rae
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    If you're traveling the world - or if you just want to travel the world from your armchair - this book will enlighten and amuse you. It could add a few unusual stops to your itinerary, as well. Perhaps you're just too busy this year for that round-the-world trip. But this book could give you ideas...and deliver a lot of fun facts en route. This book will uncover hidden gems you never knew existed! It takes travelling to a whole new level!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • designed perfectly for travel lover

    • By Jayvie Manalo on 15-06-19

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Lost Continent

    • Travels In Small Town America
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 875

    Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The road trip you're dying to take

    • By Miss on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Into the Wild

    • By: Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated by: Philip Franklin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring and cautionary.

    • By @Scattered_Laura on 17-09-12

    Regular price: £13.19

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