Michael Palin: Sahara

Letto da: Michael Palin
Durata: 9 ore e 52 min
Categorie: Viaggi
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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.

He walks with nomadic herders and rides with a camel caravan through Niger, scales the Hoggar Mountains and flies into the oilfields of Algeria, before investigating Colonel Gaddafi's Libya and the stunning classical remains of Tunisia, where Life of Brian was filmed and Palin crucified. This is Michael Palin, explorer-adventurer, at his hard-pressed best.

©2002 Michael Palin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • H.B. Teicher
  • 16/09/2013

Excellent, like taking a vacation!

What did you love best about Michael Palin: Sahara?

Michael Palin's narration and writing!

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All of Michael Palin's books are like good friends, the kind that picks you up when you are down. Michael Palin's narrative is simply superb and you feel like he is talking to you personally over a good glass of wine at the start of a long bank holiday :-)

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  • Gregory Jones
  • 07/04/2020

Better than the documentary

I recommend all of Palin's travel documentaries and books - but of them all, Sahara is the one where I can confidently say that I prefer the book over the documentary. The documentary series was good but unfortunately too short. This book therefore provides substantially more detail and personal insight, and lets you appreciate the epic scale and challenge of this journey. Another thing I like about Sahara is that many of the places visited are still largely obscure and difficult to access (more so than most of Palin's journeys), giving more opportunity to learn about little-known places. Palin's narration is great, as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/03/2020

envy

At the start I was envious. By the end I was contenter with listening. Fabulous.

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  • M
  • 03/03/2020

Solid Palin style, very enjoyable travelogue

I confess a Palin bias - I really like his relaxed and easy-going style, both in what he writes and the way he reads it. I've listened to a number of his books on Audible and I'm a fan. Palin gives the impression he would be an excellent travel companion; observant and reflective, quietly conscious of the interesting & remarkable people & things you could come across travelling to out-of-the-way places, and drawing comparisons with our/his normal environs. In 'Sahara' he is more critical than other places I remember him visiting, giving the impression he won't be heading back in a hurry. Recommended.

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  • Claire
  • 23/01/2020

Mesmerising. Have already listened twice!

MP has the most incredible way with words, painting a vivid picture of his travels and delivering them superbly. His genuine interest and enthusiasm for the history, politics and people on his travels has you captivated from the first word. I now have every book in the library and will listen again and again.

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  • Mrs M-C
  • 05/03/2019

Classic Palin

This is another wonderful book, well narrated, by Michael Palin. Highly recommended. Another classic book that everyone should listen too.

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  • Angela mass
  • 23/02/2019

Fantastic

Great storyteller, another brilliant listen from Mr Palin, have the whole collection now.
Thankyou very much..

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  • chris
  • 22/09/2018

another inspiring jurney

as with all of Michaels books, it feels like your journeying with him. a brilliant exploration of a magical place.