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Levison Wood's most personal story yet, as he shares his most valuable rules to live life by, learned from 15 years travelling through 100 countries.

In The Art of Exploration, ex-soldier and explorer Levison Wood collates all the lessons he has learned from his journeys so far. Having written five books on his individual journeys, Levison recalls the most important learning points, on themes ranging from leadership and team-building to conceptual risk and spirituality, drawing on examples and anecdotes from across continents and cultures. 

Levison has always been inspired by the travels and tales of legendary explorers from Livingstone, Shackleton and Scott to modern-day figures like Ranulph Fiennes and John Blashford-Snell, and passes on lessons he has learned both from them and his own experiences on the road, to the next generation of explorers. 

'By travelling at the slowest means on my journeys I have had the joy and pleasure of meeting thousands of inspiring and hopeful individuals along the way, in some of the most poverty-stricken and war-torn countries in the world. It's from these humbling characters - shepherds, soldiers and fishermen; and my walking companions like Boston, the Congolese refugee and Binod my Nepali guide that I have learnt so much about how to approach life both on the road and back home.'

Many lessons of course are learned the hard way, through trial and error - and making plenty of mistakes. It's through tragedy and loss that the biggest lessons are learned. In this audiobook he talks about his own regrets and blunders that have resulted in growth and development and made him a better person. The Art of Exploration will bare all on the tough times and how Levison ended up dealing with them, providing both a reflective and entertaining account of life on the road.

©2021 Levison Wood (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Can’t help but reflect on ones self

Levison is a true story teller, he tells you how it is and truly makes you reflect on your own thinking and mindset. Everyone needs to read this book.

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  • KC
  • 17-06-2021

Excellent

thought provoking, interesting, philosophical and filled with interesting stories. this is a book that can teach you how to excel in life.

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  • Johnny B Good
  • 30-07-2021

Great book filled with the wisdom of a well traveled individual.

This was a fantastic read which was perfect in length and achieved everything it set out to do. The book is filled with great stories, both first hand accounts from Lev himself and other fascinating stories from adventurers throughout time. I found it not only enjoyable but genuinely inspiring.

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  • Duncan Bennett
  • 06-07-2021

More than just exploring

Without realising you are inspired to look at yourself without judgement

I’d recommend this book to anyone, I really would

Thanks for sharing your journey and thoughts Levison!

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  • S.W
  • 06-07-2021

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Yes I did enjoyed the book, beautiful writing and narrated. Though it felt it was a recap or a summary of all the previous books.

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  • carleton c blackwell
  • 03-07-2021

Top bananas

As always a great listen. At the end of this I’ve now started looking into long distance walks in the uk before I pegged it.

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