Turn Right at Machu Picchu

  • by Mark Adams
  • Narrated by Andrew Garman
  • 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Writer for the New York Times and GQ, Mark Adams is also the acclaimed author of Mr. America. In this fascinating travelogue, Adams follows in the controversial footsteps of Hiram Bingham III, who’s been both lionized and vilified for his discovery of the famed Lost City in 1911 - but which reputation is justified?


What the Critics Say

“Adams deftly weaves together two story lines, each peopled with striking characters and astonishing landscapes.” (Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Now I'm ready for Machu Picchu

Would you listen to Turn Right at Machu Picchu again? Why?

Maybe - after going to Machu Picchu. I think I would hear it in a new way

What did you like best about this story?

The description of sunrise on the Winter Solstice and learning about Hiram Bingham

What about Andrew Garman’s performance did you like?

He made the characters come alive without overdoing it

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

While I read this book in preparation for a trip to Machu Picchu, I enjoyed getting an insiders perspective, one that I know I won't get as a tourist.

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- Thelma

Good book for history enthusiasts

I enjoyed this book although it leaned more in the direction of an educational text book... so if you're looking for action, this isn't the place but I would recommend the book to anyone interested in expanding their historical horizons. I also enjoyed the narration!
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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books