"Easy-going Palin's essential niceness and unpretentious ability to relate to anyone from any culture makes him Britain's best-loved travelling companion." (Talking Business)
I have always enjoyed watching Michael Palin documentaries on traveling the planet. In the true style of Michael Palin's mega journeys; a delightful dip into Ernest Hemingways adventures.
Micheal Palin's voice and dry humour never ceases to bring interest to this topic. Being a Hemingway fan is not necessary to enjoy this audiobook, but it adds value to know about the man and his stories.
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I have loved every TV series, book and audio book by Michael Palin, but felt that this audio book was let down by the poor production and especially the awful unnecessary background music. Remove it and it would be up there with his other works.
Where does Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very relaxing and informative insight into the life of a 20th century icon. Very much a personal journey read in an amiable style which so characterises Palin. Learned some new things but probably the best part was the feeling that you are actually there in each location he visits.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure?
It was all memorable, I loved it.
What does Michael Palin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I can't imagine that the experience would be quite the same without Michael reading it. He leaves room for your mind to imagine without intruding.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
It's already a TV series!
Any additional comments?
I couldn't get through this because of the extremely annoying use of background music that just wouldn't fade out and seemed to go on and on and on. It also seemed to be a 'Think of a Theme' travelogue that are so popular these days but also seem to verge on the utterly pointless. Maybe if you're a big Hemmingway fan you'll find something of interest here, otherwise give it a miss.
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What did you like best about Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure? What did you like least?
like everything by palin the book is well crafted and read but the background music is so intrusive that I have yet to read more than a few minutes at a time without throwing the headphones across the room.
Who was your favorite character and why?
How could the performance have been better?
scrap the background music
Did Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure inspire you to do anything?
ensure any future purchases are music free
Any additional comments?
it is a shame that such poor production standards have been allowed to mar what would otherwise presumably be an enjoyable read/listen. I won't be buying anything further from this publisher (or whatever they're called)
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