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    • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 409

    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

    • 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 961
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 859
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 856

    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

    • 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 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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

    • Michael Palin: New Europe

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a new Europe. Michael Palin's New Europe starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home are a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. Cut off for most of his life by Cold Wars and Iron Curtains, Europe's eastern lands are now open for business - and Michael sets off to discover them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable but superficial

    • By Andrei S. on 13-04-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Diaries 1969-1979

    • The Python Years
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    In this first volume of his diaries, Michael Palin tells for the first time how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating

    • By Gillian on 17-06-10

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Halfway To Hollywood

    • Diaries 1980 To 1988
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really Nice

    • By Trebor on 04-09-13

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Travelling to Work

    • Diaries 1988-1998
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    Travelling to Work is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for the next 25 years. Yet, as the diaries reveal, he remained ferociously busy on a host of other projects throughout this whirlwind period.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wounderfull

    • By james palmer on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    In Pole to Pole we join Michael Palin on the second of his epic challenges. Travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole, he experiences every extreme the globe has to offer. As he crosses 16 countries by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, he meets a diverse range of fascinating characters and landscapes while his own endurance is tested to the limit. With his customary aplomb, he plunges himself into the local cultures, starring in a crayfish documentary in Novgorod, attending a baby-rolling ceremony at a Cypriot wedding, and consulting an Mpulugu witch-doctor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting story with excellent narration

    • By DRMT on 24-02-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Himalaya

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Winner of the British Book Awards, TV & Film Book of the Year, 2005.

    In his most challenging journey to date, Palin tackles the Himalayas, the greatest mountain range on earth. It is a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1,800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Penetrated but never conquered, it remains the world's most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More of the same Genius

    • By Paul on 28-07-06

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Michael Palin: Sahara

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Palin

    • By Mrs M-C on 05-03-19

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    When Michael Palin was researching his novel Hemingway's Chair, his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and "Papa's" evocations of the places he knew. In pursuit of Hemmingway, Palin begins at the beginning, in Oak Park, Idaho, then travels to Italy where Hemingway served in the Ambulance Brigade in the First World War. Then on to Paris in the "Roaring Twenties", bull-running at Pamplona and Hemingway's love affair with Spain.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Production!!

    • By M. Harris on 07-04-18

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Brazil

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Michael Palin journeys to a vast country of unimaginable contrasts - Brazil. An economic powerhouse, it is host to a staggering variety of peoples. He starts his journey in the north, in the remote mountains and forests on the border with Venezuela, and finishes in the south at the legendary Iguaçu Falls. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle, samples life in the agricultural and mining heartland of Brazil, experiences the modernism of Brasília and the heady mix of Rio de Janeiro, and ventures into the favelas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I canot wait!

    • By John Hayes on 23-10-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • North Korea Journal

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Monty Python's Flying Circus

    • By: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    A selection of sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

    Perhaps the ultimate in TV comedy madness and absurdity, this cult series, which began in 1969, inspired many of today's writers and performers. This audio programme features many of the legendary sketches, songs, and catchphrases, including "The Dead Parrot", "The Ministry of Silly Walks", "The Lumberjack Song", "And Now for Something Completely Different", and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Original monty python sketches

    • By Mr. E. A. Shanks on 29-09-15

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Sahara

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Michael Palin is off again, this time to the seemingly desolate Sahara Desert. There's no easy way across, as he and his team discover on their most challenging expedition yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner

    • By Lincolniteme on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Full Circle

    • A Pacific Journey with Michael Palin
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Following the hugely popular and successful Around the World in 80 Days and Pole to Pole, Michael Palin set off to meet another challenge: an anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the world's largest ocean, the Pacific.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Circle

    • By Lincolniteme on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Pole to Pole

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Three years after the epic adventure described in Around the World in 80 Days, Michael Palin was off again. Not circumnavigating the globe, but journeying from one end to the other: the North Pole to the South Pole. Following the 30 degree east line of longitude and using aircraft only as a last resort, Palin and his team endured extremes of heat and cold as they crossed 17 countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles, and balloons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb as always.....

    • By Anonymous User on 31-08-17

    Regular price: £13.49

    • New Europe

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In his latest voyage of discovery, Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a "new" Europe. He starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home is a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BRILLIANT PALIN

    • By andy on 27-10-09

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Do Not Adjust Your Set - The Best Of

    • By: Humphrey Barclay, Ian Davidson, Denise Coffey, and others
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner - much like that of Monty Python's Flying Circus, a subsequent show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss....

    Regular price: £5.99

    • The Truth

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tackles this subject in a non depressing way

    • By marina on 11-07-12

    Regular price: £24.99

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