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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,437 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marco Polo Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2003 ISBN:
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The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo Read by Walter Covell. Take a fascinating journey through strange and exotic countries. Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the Silk Road. With his 24-year journey through Asia he surpassed all other travelers in his determination, his writing, and his influence. He reached further than any of his predecessors, beyond Mongolia to China. He became a confidant of Kublai Khan (1214-1294). He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became one of the world's greatest travelogues. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Tucker | 2/15/2014

    " I am glad I read this book written over 700 years ago even though I did do a lot of skim reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jeremy bradner | 2/14/2014

    " listened to this on audio. i read it once a long time ago too and found it boring to read but listening to all the descriptions of these long gone places was so enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyra | 2/3/2014

    " A little archaic prose wise, but really historically fascinating. Marco Polo was considered the most traveled man of his time (before the discovery of the new world), so there's all these fantastical descriptions of animals and places people had never seen before and stuff.A good companion book for Invisible Cities...yes, I took "recreating the classics" with Marguerite Feitlowitz. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/31/2014

    " One of the first accounts of travelling to the Far East and of what Polo found there, The Travels are often repetitive and it is questionable how much of the account is embellished. Yet, Polo's account shaped European perceptions of China and it remains a useful window into how Europe related to the rest of the world during the Middle Ages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared | 1/30/2014

    " It was interesting. Not a must read though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 1/21/2014

    " Some of the accounts given by Marco Polo are too incredible to believe (e.g., a giant rook that can pick up an elephant!). But in large part the stories are believable and most are interesting. I passively listened to it as an audio book and would recommend the same to others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Victor | 1/21/2014

    " I couldn't read all the way, I don't know why but I found a very boring book..I tried to read when I was younger and I couldn't finish..maybe now I find it better, if I do, I change my rating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yasemin | 1/19/2014

    " The book is not easy to read. There are gaps between the events, and it was difficult for me to follow :/ It took months to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Stockwell | 12/22/2013

    " A fascinating book. I needed dedication to finish it, but well worth while. I wonder who wrote the last few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 11/18/2013

    " This was fascinating to me. The stories, the descriptions. I learned some things too. Worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yann | 10/17/2013

    " Aussi captivant que le tome 1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Brunetto | 9/16/2013

    " Although it's doubtful that Marco Polo actually did all the things he said in his book, I still found the language in my particular translation colorful and engaging. Overall, it was an enjoyable, leisurely read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 8/10/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. It is a little repetitive towards the middle. The language is a little stilted but it is worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/1/2013

    " Interesting his report of his travels and various cultures, not without a critical eye at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 10/29/2012

    " Stories of Kublai Khan and Prester John, courtesans and cannibals, astrologers and warriors, and the old man of the mountain-- this classic of travel literature by the great medieval explorer has been taxing credulity and giving delight for centuries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 10/8/2012

    " Interesting log of China and India during the 1200's. Quite a contrast to Europe at that time. Learned a lot of history that was never provided in schools. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Togoldor Erdenebileg | 7/3/2012

    " Even though there were some fascinating details, most of which were hard to believe, the book overall wasn`t as great as I expected. Most of the pages included almost identical information about cities and countries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 5/11/2012

    " Great period account dealing with the mongols a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 11/23/2011

    " although Polo's accounts become repetative as his criteria for understanding the Khan's realm evolved, it was still a fascinating read. Plus how can one read Calvino's Invisible Cities without first reading this book?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Niskala | 11/8/2011

    " Long winded read but interesting how long it took to travel the world compared to the jet age. Really makes you think that now the world seems flatter than it did back in the time of Marco Polo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip | 10/16/2011

    " this was quite a tedious read. parts of it were great, but other parts, not so much. it was a bit like reading the old testament. exciting stories, building the temple. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 9/21/2011

    " Although this text played a key role in world history, it was hard to love for its laundry list format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ryan | 6/30/2011

    " Ever wonder what ignorant Europeans thought of people in distant lands and places? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 3/12/2011

    " A fascinating book. I needed dedication to finish it, but well worth while. I wonder who wrote the last few chapters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared | 1/29/2011

    " It was interesting. Not a must read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 12/28/2010

    " Interesting log of China and India during the 1200's. Quite a contrast to Europe at that time. Learned a lot of history that was never provided in schools. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 8/1/2010

    " I enjoyed this, but its style is so soothingly archaic that it frequently lulled me to sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 3/9/2010

    " I am glad I read this book written over 700 years ago even though I did do a lot of skim reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 2/3/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. It is a little repetitive towards the middle. The language is a little stilted but it is worth the time. "

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