Travelling with Michael Palin
Books in series5
UNABRIDGED
(4.6 based on 779 ratings)
  • 1
    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days | Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (275)

    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.

    Classic boys own adventure

    I saw the original TV series of Michael's adventure when I was a teenager - and enjoyed it from start to finish.

    This audio book is a carbon ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 July 2015 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 2
    Michael Palin: New Europe | Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: New Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    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.

    After "Brazil", this is dissapointment

    I liked Palin's Brazil very much. It presented a country in very various and lively way, it made me start saving money for my next long vacation to be..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 March 2014 by Nikola (Slovenia)
  • 3
    Michael Palin: Pole to Pole | Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (127)

    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.

    An interesting story with excellent narration

    This is a really interesting journey with great narration by the author. Especially intriguing to reflect on the world he travelled through in the ear..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 February 2015 by DRMT ()
  • 4
    Michael Palin: Sahara | Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Sahara

    • ORIGINAL (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 5
    Michael Palin: Full Circle | Michael Palin

    Michael Palin: Full Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Palin
    • Narrated By Michael Palin
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (153)

    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.

    Palin Power!

    In selecting 'Full Circle' I was only looking for something gentle on the ear for the car journey to and from work. What I got was pure entertainment...Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2013 by Fatboypoole (Dorchester, United Kingdom)