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I've listened to all of Mr Palin's travel audio books and I recall watching the television series when I was a boy. it's as good a story now as it was then.
A highly enjoyable re-visit to Michael's 80 day journey around the world, beautifully narrated by the man himself. Unfortunately, the incidental music and especially the ticking clock become increasingly annoying, so a star off for that. Check out his web site so you can follow along with some photographs, too.
I saw the original TV series of Michael's adventure when I was a teenager - and enjoyed it from start to finish.
This audio book is a carbon copy of the TV series, and is an excellent listen - Michael Palin's genuine interest in the world, coupled with a strong sense of British reserve and sarcasm make for an enjoyable experience.
Highlights for me where the Dow adventure and his train travel across China; for different reasons. The Dow experience was very much about the strong relationship he built with the crew and the China train trip because it is a time stamp for a China that is fast changing.
Great boys own adventure.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Very good, interesting story and well told. Nice pace to the performance, more than enough to keep you coming back for the next instalment. Made me want to buy the DVD of the TV series too.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Michael Palin places you comfortably in the top pocket of his well worn travel shirts and takes you on wonderful, informative and relaxing journey. The people, places and adventures are told as if having a warm conversation with a great friend.
There is no better escape
2 of 2 people found this review helpful