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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (822 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palin Narrator: Michael Palin Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2005 ISBN:
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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.

Eighteen countries border the vast expanse of sea that is the Pacific. Palin travelled through them by air, train, boat, car, and on foot, exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. As he moved through different countries he met the wonderfully diverse communities that make up their populations, many of whom lead far from ordinary lives.

Whether he's talking to head-hunters in Borneo or eating maggots in Mexico, Palin recounts his adventures in a vivid and lively style that brilliantly evokes the full colour and richness of the Pacific Rim. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewis | 1/11/2014

    " Good old Palin, you can't go wrong! I particularly enjoyed his accounts of Japan and South America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/9/2014

    " I listened to the audiobook with Michael Palin himself as the narrator. He gives vivid accounts of the crew's over 200 day-journey along the Pacific Rim. I laughed many times while listening. Palin is a highly professional entertainer with a great variation in accents, dialects and perspectives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/9/2013

    " Travels with Michael Palin. This one he goes around the Pacific Rim. I really enjoy reading about all his adventures. Makes me want to go traveling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian Jenkins | 11/21/2013

    " Another great book and TV series from Michael Palin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/14/2013

    " Deligthful account of an incredible journey. Does the trick of a good travel book: makes you itch to go and experience it yourself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy Elliott | 12/30/2012

    " It's ok, nowt special & was a real struggle to finish it. Better to watch the TV shows I think as ive learnt very little or got any real insite into places that he's visited. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 12/14/2011

    " I liked this book, but somehow it's not my favourite Palin travel book. However, the encounters with all kinds of people are great reading material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 11/18/2011

    " really enjoyed this book. was the third that i read, and really, was just as good as the first two. i have to say though, that as much as i love the books, i don't really care for the tv show as much. odd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 11/10/2011

    " My fourth Michael Palin and perhaps my favorite as Palin circles the Pacific Rim, hitting almost every country except those in Central America. What's with that? Great photography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Whelan | 6/11/2011

    " Read this a number of years ago as my introduction to travel writing. Pailin's narration made me feel like I was actually watching his show. Made me want to up sticks, pack a bag and trek to new horizons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tony | 4/28/2011

    " Fairly pedestrian read - nowhere in the class of Bill Bryson for example. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/17/2011

    " Though it's more than a decade old already, I thoroughly enjoyed this journey around the Pacific Rim. Palin's verbosity is much better served in this forum ;) An excellent, heartwarming trek. Stunning photography. Now I want to watch the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhoda | 3/5/2011

    " This book is fascinating, anyone who loves to travel will appreciate this book which is written in diary form by the ex Montypython man, Michael Palin. His sense of humour makes one laugh out loud as he circumnavigates the Pacific Rim - full of funny anecdotes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maja | 10/27/2010

    " Loved it! Great piece of travel writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen McRae | 2/19/2010

    " Enjoyable read I felt at times as though I was on the journey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Millin | 12/17/2009

    " The account of his trip around the Pacific - written in his interestingly rye (?) style. Interesting as it included places I have heard about from other members of the family - makes me want to travel even more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewis | 12/10/2009

    " Good old Palin, you can't go wrong! I particularly enjoyed his accounts of Japan and South America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian | 5/8/2009

    " Another great book and TV series from Michael Palin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 4/11/2008

    " Travels with Michael Palin. This one he goes around the Pacific Rim. I really enjoy reading about all his adventures. Makes me want to go traveling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 1/22/2008

    " really enjoyed this book. was the third that i read, and really, was just as good as the first two. i have to say though, that as much as i love the books, i don't really care for the tv show as much. odd. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhoda | 12/1/2007

    " This book is fascinating, anyone who loves to travel will appreciate this book which is written in diary form by the ex Montypython man, Michael Palin. His sense of humour makes one laugh out loud as he circumnavigates the Pacific Rim - full of funny anecdotes "

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About the Author
Author Michael Palin

Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Pythonˆs Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His work also includes several films with Monty Python as well as The Missionary, A Private Function, an award-winning performance as Ken in A Fish Called Wanda, and Fierce Creatures. He has also written books to accompany his very successful travel series, Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, and Hemingway Adventure.