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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (824 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palin Narrator: Michael Palin Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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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.

He walks with nomadic herders and rides with a camel caravan through Niger, scales the Hoggar Mountains and flies into the oilfields of Algeria, before investigating Colonel Gaddafi's Libya and the stunning classical remains of Tunisia, where Life of Brian was filmed and Palin crucified. This is Michael Palin, explorer-adventurer, at his hard-pressed best.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/11/2014

    " Best reading while you are actually crossing the desert in East Morocco,lovely "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 2/4/2014

    " A good read but probably not as interesting as some of his other books simply because there was a lot less to see in the Sahara. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelia | 1/28/2014

    " Not surprised to discover that Michael Palin's writing is funny, charming, and highly entertaining. Really enjoyed this book, I find Palin's voice very appealing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aquila | 1/27/2014

    " Wooooooooooooooooooooooooow. Amazing writing and amazing experiences! Sometimes quite moving too, but there are also some parts you can't help smiling at. Totally awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allie | 1/5/2014

    " Michael Palin's tour of the Sahara was a major one. Covering eight Saharan countries, as well as the disputed Western Sahara, Palin roasted in 140 degree weather, rode as part of a camel train, ate camel livers and lived to tell the tale, and was run over by the Paris-Dakar rally. Humorously told and interspersed with photographs by the brilliant Basil Pao; Palin's Sahara journey is always lively, with new sights, smells, tastes, and adventures around the next sand dune. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 1/4/2014

    " The great travelling comedian brings us to the greatest desert region in the world and explores the land and its people in this exceptional companion to the documentary series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 12/23/2013

    " Too hard to listen to a book like this, you really need the pictures and video. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Kelly | 12/9/2013

    " Wonderfully adventuresome chronicle by the witty and well spoken Michael Palin. I finished the book wanting to leave immediately for the region and to experience what Palin experienced. Superb read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 11/29/2013

    " This was an enjoyable read. He doesn't gloss over the hard parts of travel. I'd like to read more of his books.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maja | 11/20/2013

    " Slower pace but very enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 11/15/2013

    " A fun armchair travel book by the former Monty Python star who is a funny, warm and humane travel writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T.r. Sune | 10/29/2013

    " Makes me want to visit the Sahara, home boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve | 10/11/2013

    " Listened to the audiobook version and followed along with the written version. I now want to go travel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angrykitty | 10/2/2013

    " obviously i have read all of the plain travel books. this one, like himalaya had less writing and more pics, and for some that might be a plus, but to me that was a negative. overall though, still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/3/2013

    " No one writes a better travel narrative than this former Monty Python member. This is the third of his series of 5 or 6 that I've read, and none of them have fallen short of my expectations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anu | 6/22/2013

    " Almost as good as his travel series on PBS :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monjamckay | 6/20/2013

    " I was a bit dissapointed by this legendary travel writer... He often seems more interested in drinking a beer at the end of the day than seeing the wonders of the world... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 6/17/2013

    " This guy sure gets around. He seems to be able to get right alongside of the people he visits. He puts himself in some trying situations. a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lewis | 4/30/2013

    " You can't beat a bit of Palin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 4/3/2013

    " Another romp with Michael Palin ,this time around the Sahara. Just as enjoyable as the others. You can tell that even during the lowest moments of the trip, he was enthusiastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Aldridge | 3/5/2013

    " I actually read this one, instead of watching the series. I found it most enjoyable! "

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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.