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    • A Time of Gifts

    • On Foot to Constantinople: from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube
    • By: Patrick Leigh Fermor
    • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting the trip, and takes the listener with him as far as Hungary. It is a book of compelling glimpses - not only of the events that were curdling Europe at that time, but also of its resplendent domes and monasteries, its great rivers, the sun on the Bavarian snow, the storks and frogs, the hospitable burgomasters who welcomed him, and that world's grandeurs and courtesies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific book, disappointing reading

    • By sometomato on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Between the Woods and the Water

    • On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
    • By: Patrick Leigh Fermor
    • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Silver PEN Award, 1987.The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Mark Schlegel on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Words of Mercury

    • Tales from a Lifetime of Travel
    • By: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Artemis Cooper - editor, Rolf Potts - foreword
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    The adventures of Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor, Britain's most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople - the entire length of Europe - at the tender age of 18. Sleeping in barns, monasteries, and, on occasion, aristocratic country houses, the young adventurer made way his through the Old World just as everything was about to change.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Broken Road

    • From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
    • By: Patrick Leigh Fermor
    • Narrated by: Crispin Redman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of 18 from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople.

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Die Zeit der Gaben

    • By: Patrick Leigh Fermor
    • Narrated by: Thomas Sarbacher
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Verlasse, o Jüngling, dein Heim und brich auf zu fremden Ufern..." Mit einem Gefühl wie Odysseus und diesen Satz von Petronius als Leitspruch machte sich im Dezember 1933 der Autor auf einen Weg zu Fuss durch Europa. Von London aus setzt der 18jährige über nach Hoek van Holland und beginnt dort diese Reise mit dem Ziel Konstantinopel. In "Die Zeit der Gaben" beschreibt Fermor Jahrzehnte später mit vielen kulturgeschichtlichen Exkursionen den ersten Teil dieser Reise von Holland über Belgien und Deutschland, Österreich, Tschechien, Slowakei bis in die ungarische Bischofsstadt Esztergom. Er bringt uns in seiner eindrucksvollen poetischen Sprache einem Europa näher, das wenige Jahre später in Schutt und Asche versinkt.

    Regular price: $27.61