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Turn Right at Machu Picchu Audiobook
Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Written by: 
Mark Adams
Narrated by: 
Andrew Garman
Turn Right at Machu Picchu Audiobook

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

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Publisher's Summary

Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America. In this fascinating travelogue, Adams follows in the controversial footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who’s been both lionized and vilified for his discovery of the famed Lost City in 1911 - but which reputation is justified?

©2011 Mark Adams (P)2012 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

“Adams deftly weaves together two story lines, each peopled with striking characters and astonishing landscapes.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Thelma Laurel, MD, United States 12-11-12
    Thelma Laurel, MD, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Now I'm ready for Machu Picchu"
    Would you listen to Turn Right at Machu Picchu again? Why?

    Maybe - after going to Machu Picchu. I think I would hear it in a new way


    What did you like best about this story?

    The description of sunrise on the Winter Solstice and learning about Hiram Bingham


    What about Andrew Garman’s performance did you like?

    He made the characters come alive without overdoing it


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    While I read this book in preparation for a trip to Machu Picchu, I enjoyed getting an insiders perspective, one that I know I won't get as a tourist.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Brown Portland, OR USA 02-28-15
    Aaron Brown Portland, OR USA 02-28-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Travel Log"

    Listened to it almost straight through. Never drags. I was sad to see it end. No false drama, just clever pacing.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 04-17-15
    Janet 04-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A+ Narration!"

    I liked this story--the writer has a great style and I will read more of his work based on this book--but it was the narration that really made this shine. Andrew Garman really made it come alive. I felt like I was listening to them talk. If I wasn't rushing off to book club to tell everyone how much I loved this on audible, I would write more. I want to listen to it again!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth SANTEE, CA, United States 08-26-12
    Elizabeth SANTEE, CA, United States 08-26-12
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    "Good book for history enthusiasts"

    I enjoyed this book although it leaned more in the direction of an educational text book... so if you're looking for action, this isn't the place but I would recommend the book to anyone interested in expanding their historical horizons. I also enjoyed the narration!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen E. Lewis 09-19-15
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    "Spellbounding, exceptional vocals"

    Having visited Macchu Pichu in 1985, it was fascinating to learn the backstory. The author is witty, knowledgable, and an excellent writer. The vocals captured the personalities perfectly and kept me wanting to hear more. I suggest printing a map of the area to reference while reading; the names of places in Peru are confusing when just listening.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffery McKenna Santa Clara, Utah United States 01-12-16
    Jeffery McKenna Santa Clara, Utah United States 01-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Bravo!"

    Wonderful on all counts! I am so looking forward to my trip to Machu Picchu in March. Listening to this book has turned a sightseer into a hopeful explorer.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abhishek Nath 05-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Must read for any aspiring traveler or explorer"

    The narration is a bit monotonous and lacking character but the book itself is superb.

    I wish Mike had tried ayahuasca and investigated the Incas shamanic tradition as that lends some insight into their fundamental philosophy of being.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    amy 05-06-15
    amy 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I loved this book."

    It made me want to go out on my own adventure. Definitely gonna listen to this book again. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Gaynor 04-18-15
    L. Gaynor 04-18-15
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    "History and Adventure intertwined"

    Loved the descriptions of people, places and events. At times I laughed out loud! I'm ready to take off to live in a tent and go exploring!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Eugene, OR, USA 04-15-15
    Julie Eugene, OR, USA 04-15-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Great listen!"

    It left me mesmerized...dreaming of taking a journey too! A talented reader and delightful history of Cuzco.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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