Pole to Pole

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Three years after going Around the World in 80 Days, Michael Palin was off again. Travelling from one end of the globe to the other, Palin and his team endured extremes of heat and cold as they crossed seventeen countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles and balloons. In this new recording, especially made for BBC Radio Collection, his vivid and humorous descriptions of their adventures will leave you wide-eyed with wonder and laughing out loud....
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Overview

Three years after going Around the World in 80 Days, Michael Palin was off again. Travelling from one end of the globe to the other, Palin and his team endured extremes of heat and cold as they crossed seventeen countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles and balloons. In this new recording, especially made for BBC Radio Collection, his vivid and humorous descriptions of their adventures will leave you wide-eyed with wonder and laughing out loud.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The ultimate travel adventure of the jet age may be to journey from the North Pole to the South Pole by every means but airplane. British actor-writer-TV producer Palin (a member of the Monty Python troupe) rose to the challenge in 1991, when he and a BBC-TV crew undertook a five-month trip along the 30 east line of longitude. Through 17 countries they traveled by bus, train, barge, ship, bicycle, car, balloon and raft; when prearranged transport failed them in the last leg of their journey, from South Africa to Antarctica, there was nothing for it but to take a plane. While the sheer mechanics of getting from one place to the next occupied most of the time, Palin vividly reports on the almost daily changes in panorama and the acutely experienced differences in climate, culture, politics, plumbing, lodgings, food and mores. He recoups the keen sense of fun--and of trauma--during the days of this Grand Tour. The narrative is witty and Palin's exuberance contagious. Crew photographer Basil Pao illustrates with a profusion of seductive color shots. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602838338
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 CDs, 6 hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python's 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, as well as Fierce Creatures. He has also written several books to accompany his very successful travel series.
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