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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. He samples the local cuisines, from goat stew in Kigoma to seal lasagne in Tromsø, and the local customs, beating himself with birch twigs in a Finnish sauna and enjoying a mud massage in Odessa. His incredible journey is a delight for anyone interested in our weird, wonderful world.

©1999 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • DRMT
  • 24/02/2015

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 early 90s.

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  • PJ van Zetten
  • 04/01/2015

I felt I was there ...

Michael Palin has the gift of creating word pictures so the listener can feel he/she was actually there. His words have the ring of authenticity. Nothing is sensationalised, just told like it was. He is not afraid to revel both the light and the dark of himself, which makes him engaging.

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  • Roly
  • 18/07/2019

Entertaining and understated

I have time for Michael Palin; understated, ironic and self deprecating with an insightful eye for detail. The travel formula works well but one needs a break between books

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  • Karen
  • 28/07/2019

Worth a listen.

I enjoyed this book narrated by Michael but ‘around the world in 80 days’ has much more of a story to it. Still worth a listen though.

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  • K. Brunton
  • 15/03/2018

Not up to the usual Michael Palin standard

I have been working my way back through the Michael Palin travel books and diaries. The actual content is of course excellent. I enjoy his descriptions of his travels. However this specific book was poorer than say Around the world for two reasons. Firstly the sound quality is nowhere near as good as other books in the series. Don't know what the technical issue was but the sound was "grainy", less clear. The second issue is of course more subjective but Michael Palin just sounded a bit more jaded even a bit bored while narrating.

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  • Sherril
  • 19/12/2013

Entertaining, as you would expect

Listening to this book is equally as entertaining as watching Michael Palin on TV. The scenes are painted with vibrancy and detail, giving the listener a trip From Pole to Pole which is entertaining from beginning to end.

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  • Larry Reacher
  • 18/01/2020

Brillaint book... Very easy to listen too..

Brillaint book... Very easy to listen too..
A great book to listen to travelling, or at bedtime. Its ear candy..

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  • miss AJ Woodroffe
  • 13/01/2020

A fantastic read

A fantastic listen from one of the UK's best loved travel journalists. It is narrated by Michael himself and I am about to download his next book on here as I enjoyed it so much.

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  • C. Carruthers
  • 14/04/2019

Another Palin classic

Pole to Pole is another fantastic travel story from Michael Palin and is full of interesting twists and turns as they travel through Europe and Africa

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  • Mahendra Kothari
  • 16/11/2018

Excellent Audio Book

Really enjoyed listening to Micheal Pllin reading the book with enthusiasm and compassion. It brought ack lots memories of Africa, particularly Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania.

I would strongly recommend it to those enjoy travelling and yet are not to do so because of ill health like me.
Mahendra Kothari.