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Himalaya | [Michael Palin]

Himalaya

Michael Palin reads his own account of an epic journey across the Himalaya. The greatest mountain range on earth, it includes the Khyber Pass and the Silk Road, the mighty peaks of Everest and K2, and the gorges of the Yangtze. He passed through a fascinatingly mixed bag of countries: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and secretive mountain kingdoms like Nepal, as well as one of the most volatile regions in the world, Kashmir.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael Palin reads his own account of an epic journey across the Himalaya. The greatest mountain range on earth, it includes the Khyber Pass and the Silk Road, the mighty peaks of Everest and K2, and the gorges of the Yangtze. He passed through a fascinatingly mixed bag of countries: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and secretive mountain kingdoms like Nepal, as well as one of the most volatile regions in the world, Kashmir.

©2004 Michael Palin; (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

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    Bob Steele 08-25-11
    Bob Steele 08-25-11 Member Since 2008

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    "AWESOME!"

    Michael Palin is well-known for his talented acting and as a talented comedian as one of the Monty Python gang. Well, he has another talent - as the author of his "travel" series with the BBC! The book is delightfully written, eloquent, and brings to life as though you were there! A talented man and a delightful "read"!

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  • Peter
    wellingborough, northants, United Kingdom
    2/2/10
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"

    This book exceeded my expectations, when you have Michael Palin and Travel,you know you are on a winner but I got far mor out of this than I expected. Once again Michael's style and great descriptions make you feel as if you are travelling with him. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I can recommend it to anyone.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Wantage, United Kingdom
    10/20/12
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    "Be careful to download the right format!"

    As ever, Michael Palin is a great narrator for his own book (as if there was any doubt). The only thing I would caution is to NOT download the Enhanced format of Part two. It's missing about 18 minutes. You jump a whole section in the middle dealing with the entry into China. If you download format 4, you have the whole book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • SCH
    9/24/10
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    "Complements the TV"

    Excellent book told with clarity and pace.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bookaholic76
    UK
    4/13/13
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    "Himalaya"

    Most people have probably seen Michael Palin's travel shows on TV but if you haven't tried one of the accompanying audiobooks yet, you really should. I think they are brilliant. And Himalaya is definitely one of the best. It is narrated by Michael Palin too, which makes it even better.

    His descriptions of the people he meets along the way are great and he brilliantly describes the arduous climb when he was feeling ill. It's just fantastic, you can almost imagine being there.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dr Zube
    Ross on Wye, United Kingdom
    3/21/13
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    "Great Palin and travel commentary"

    Best Palin audio-book I have listened to so far, great that it is unabridged too. Palin is just so dam pleasnt to listen to and often very funny indeed. Well worth a listen, makes me want to travel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D
    7/20/15
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    "A Fascinating Travelogue."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Michael Palin is a great raconteur who is able to convey a very clear picture of his travels, to the point it is a very acceptable alternative to the DVD.


    What other book might you compare Himalaya to, and why?

    I have no experience of other similar Audible titles, but I guess many of the accomplished travel writers are capable of producing a similar result.


    Have you listened to any of Michael Palin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted a book that I could dip in an out of without having to carry a story in my head.


    Any additional comments?

    A worthy read by the initimitable Michael Palin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • june gibson
    1/31/15
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    "Bewitched and entertained bro out"

    I first heard parts of this story on I Sight the radio station for the R.N.I.B. I was entranced with the story telling and humour of the author he was obviously re living his journey and captured the setting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darragh Woods
    1/25/15
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    "Great but missing a bit"

    This is a well written and well read book. Michael Palin is wonderfully descriptive. I can picture the scenes in my head. It looses 1 star because there is a chunk missing at the end of chapter 7 before chapter 8. It stops mid sentence and then jumps a few days ahead in the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United Kingdom
    2/16/14
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    "palin is a wonderful author and narrator"
    Would you listen to Himalaya again? Why?

    Palin had a way of making you feel you are actually there with him....love his audible books about his travels. .funny and caring all at the same time....would definately recommend any of his audible books


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    KELSO, United Kingdom
    5/27/13
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    "Hes just a great story teller"

    Was never sure about Michael palin , but i took a gamble and im glad i did , he tells the story of the trip so well , ill be trying his other books now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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