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    • The Pythons

    • Autobiography by the Pythons
    • By: Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Bob McCabe, John Cleese, Michael Palin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded collection of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun

    • By G on 01-14-04

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Monty Python's Flying Circus

    • By: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Perhaps the ultimate in TV comedy madness and absurdity, this cult series, which began in 1969, inspired many of today's writers and performers. This audio programme features many of the legendary sketches, songs, and catchphrases, including "The Dead Parrot", "The Ministry of Silly Walks", "The Lumberjack Song", "And Now for Something Completely Different", and many more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Monty Python

    • By MR AJ Moore on 06-22-08

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Michael Palin brings humour & humanity together

    • By Kevin on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Diaries 1969-1979

    • The Python Years
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter. Monty Python was just around the corner. This volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys (Jones and Gilliam), and Eric Idle came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great romp.

    • By Douglas on 02-19-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Pole to Pole

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Three years after the epic adventure described in Around the World in 80 Days, Michael Palin was off again. Not circumnavigating the globe, but journeying from one end to the other: the North Pole to the South Pole. Following the 30 degree east line of longitude and using aircraft only as a last resort, Palin and his team endured extremes of heat and cold as they crossed 17 countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles, and balloons.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful voyage

    • By wendy on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Michael Palin: New Europe

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a new Europe. Michael Palin's New Europe starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home are a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. Cut off for most of his life by Cold Wars and Iron Curtains, Europe's eastern lands are now open for business - and Michael sets off to discover them.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Brazil

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Michael Palin journeys to a vast country of unimaginable contrasts - Brazil. An economic powerhouse, it is host to a staggering variety of peoples. He starts his journey in the north, in the remote mountains and forests on the border with Venezuela, and finishes in the south at the legendary Iguaçu Falls. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle, samples life in the agricultural and mining heartland of Brazil, experiences the modernism of Brasília and the heady mix of Rio de Janeiro, and ventures into the favelas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • travels with Michael Palin

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Michael Palin: Full Circle

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    The third and most ambitious of Michael Palin's adventures is a voyage of epic proportions - the circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim. He travels for almost a year through the 18 countries that border the world's largest ocean, and is forced to negotiate mountains, plunging gorges, cross glaciers and dodge icebergs. Volcanoes also mark Palin's journey. He climbs one which has freshly erupted and follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun travelling the world with Michael Palin

    • By Mark on 11-26-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Michael Palin: Sahara

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, like taking a vacation!

    • By H.B. Teicher on 09-16-13

    Regular price: $19.10

    • Himalaya

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In his most challenging journey to date, Palin tackles the Himalayas, the greatest mountain range on earth. It is a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1,800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Penetrated but never conquered, it remains the world's most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It took me far away from home

    • By Martha on 06-19-05

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Do Not Adjust Your Set - The Best Of

    • By: Humphrey Barclay, Ian Davidson, Denise Coffey, and others
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner - much like that of Monty Python's Flying Circus, a subsequent show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss....

    Regular price: $6.19

    • Halfway To Hollywood

    • Diaries 1980 To 1988 (Unabridged)
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Full Circle

    • A Pacific Journey with Michael Palin
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Following the hugely popular and successful Around the World in 80 Days and Pole to Pole, Michael Palin set off to meet another challenge: an anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the world's largest ocean, the Pacific.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, per usual

    • By Jordyan C on 06-03-07

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Travelling to Work

    • Diaries 1988-1998
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Travelling to Work is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for the next 25 years. Yet, as the diaries reveal, he remained ferociously busy on a host of other projects throughout this whirlwind period.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Sahara

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Michael Palin is off again, this time to the seemingly desolate Sahara Desert. There's no easy way across, as he and his team discover on their most challenging expedition yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful journey.

    • By David on 05-22-05

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Do Not Adjust Your Set - Volume 1

    • By: Humphrey Barclay, Ian Davidson, Denise Coffey, and others
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, and others
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner - much like that of Monty Python's Flying Circus, a subsequent show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss. This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the show.

    Regular price: $3.09

    • Do Not Adjust Your Set - Volume 9

    • By: Humphrey Barclay, Ian Davidson, Denise Coffey, and others
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, and others
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner - much like that of Monty Python's Flying Circus, a subsequent show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss....

    Regular price: $3.09

    • Monty Python's Flying Circus

    • The North Minehead By-Election
    • By: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Perhaps the ultimate in TV comedy madness and absurdity, this cult series, which began in 1969, has inspired many of today's writers and performers. Its sketches, songs, and catchphrases are legendary: the dead parrot, the Ministry of Silly Walks, The Lumberjack Song, And Now for Something Completely Different, and many more. Sketches are now available as individual downloads.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Headley North

    • By Michael on 06-18-09

    Regular price: $1.06

    • Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    In Pole to Pole we join Michael Palin on the second of his epic challenges. Travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole, he experiences every extreme the globe has to offer. As he crosses 16 countries by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, he meets a diverse range of fascinating characters and landscapes while his own endurance is tested to the limit. With his customary aplomb, he plunges himself into the local cultures, starring in a crayfish documentary in Novgorod, attending a baby-rolling ceremony at a Cypriot wedding, and consulting an Mpulugu witch-doctor.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Truth

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. A professional writer of some repute, he has reached the age of 56 with nothing resembling the success of his two great literary heroes, George Orwell and Albert Camus. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a widely respected and highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well thought out and interesting story.

    • By Bibi on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $27.99

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