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Walking the Himalayas Audiobook

Walking the Himalayas

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year 2016.

From the best-selling author of Walking the Nile, explorer Levison Wood begins his next challenging adventure - walking the length of the Himalayas.

Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels through five countries. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance.

A personal story of discovery, Levison forges strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century.

Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of personal adventure and striving beyond the limits of convention.

©2016 Levison Wood (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"Bestselling author of Walking the Nile Levison Wood is "bewildered" by being called a sex symbol, as a death-defying trek through the Himalayas is set to have fans' pulses racing." (Daily Mail)
"Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint." (The Times)

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  • APat
    8/27/17
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    "I would have preferred a professional narrator."

    The author is a great writer and exploited, but I would have preferred a professional actor to have narrated the book, such as the one who read Walking the Nile, who brought life to all the different voices. Otherwise completely 5 star.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alex
    Dundee, United Kingdom
    4/11/16
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    "Grrrreattt audio book"

    Got this book the hear about the Himalayas but got so much more. The story was fascinating and the author was a superb reader making my daily commute to work and back very enjoyable. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tom Butel
    2/5/16
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    "brilliant"

    Whether you have been to the Himalaya or not, this will certainly make you want to head there. It brought back many memories for me and has me excited to venture wider and further into its raw beauty.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • dan
    2/4/16
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    "Lev has a great spirit"

    Listened to the whole thing in less than two days!

    I would recommend watching the TV show before this..

    The urgency in the narration needs to be more select, the mundane parts of the journey feel a bit too epic and in turn takes away from the epic events!

    Defo worth it. I've bought the book, also.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss R.
    1/21/16
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    "Even better than the TV series!"

    A funny, compelling and beautifully descriptive story of an awe inspiring expedition! Informative and inspirational.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/27/17
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    "Amazing adventure "

    Great account of an amazing trek across the Himalayas. What made it for me was that the book was narrated by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tri Jules
    10/14/17
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    "Excellent walk, excellent narration"

    Levison specializes in truly epic walks and this one is no exception. And even better, Levison narrates this one! Levison’s great ability is to bring the human interest side of his walks across in a really engaging matter. You feel like you are there with him. You feel you understand the issues of the various maintain tribes people.

    Levison’s voice is distinctive but very interesting. He is especially funny when doing his ‘grumpy voice’ to voice some of the grumpy officials he meets.

    Looking forward to the next one and please Mr Wood read the next one yourself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Wyles
    9/8/17
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    "Tickles the wanderlust itch..."

    My initial thoughts on the author's narration was not positive and I did wonder if I would have to bail out but the story was compelling enough to keep me listening and in the end I thought the narration was pretty good.

    The story got going proper once the author arrived in Kabul - there was a bit too much preamble about formulating the idea for the trip whilst in London but once it started, boy what a trip.

    It was enjoyable and interesting enough that I managed to listen to the whole book in one day over two sittings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    8/2/17
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    "Absolutely brilliant."

    Gripping from start to finish, Levison Wood is brilliant throughout. A must read for any travel enthusiast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/22/17
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    "Great travel novel"

    Very inspiring, great story well told. Interesting to hear tales of little-known countries along the himalayas. Definitely makes you want to go yourself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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