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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (826 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Palin Narrator: Michael Palin Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

From a starting point in Gibralter, Michael makes his way to Morocco, then over the Atlas Mountains to the little-known countries of Mauritania, Mali, and Chad. He travels on the longest train in the world, meets with the Paris-Dakar Rally in the middle of nowhere, and sees the world's largest mud mosque before arriving in Timbuktu.

Then it's a journey with nomadic herders and a camel caravan, to Algeria and a recently re-opened Libya. Finally, Michael returns to the classical remains of Tunisia, where Life of Brian was filmed and he was crucified.

The mysterious, barren desert is revealed to be a place full of people, landscapes, and stories, a vibrant land with a history of civilisation, trade, and conquest stretching from the ancient Egyptians to the oil-rich Islamic republics of today. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anu | 2/3/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Genevieve | 1/16/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol Wakefield | 1/14/2014

    " A delightful travel book by a very enthusiastic traveler. He even complains only minimally about some late night runs into the desert with a trowel, paper and matches following unfortunately upsetting camel stew. Palin is so very open to each new experience and appreciative of his opportunities that he easily carries along the reader. And from the security of my air conditioned home I can find his travels in 133 degree temps almost enticing. Well--almost. . On to palins next adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gail | 12/20/2013

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

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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.