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    • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In his major new work, Michael Palin - former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter - brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally absorbing

    • By The Quiet Reader on 14-10-2018

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In the autumn of 1988, Michael Palin set out from the Reform Club with an ambitious plan: to circumnavigate the world, following the route taken by Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg 115 years earlier. The rules were simple. He had to make the journey in 80 days using only forms of transport that would have been available to Fogg.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Armchair meanderings at their finest

    • By Geoff on 20-05-2015

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • Diaries 1969-1979

    • The Python Years
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In this first volume of his diaries, Michael Palin tells for the first time how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great stories. Abrupt, disappointing ending

    • By luke on 23-02-2017

    Non-member price: $18.57

    • Just So Stories and Traditional Fairy Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher, Ian Ogilvy, Fiona Fullerton, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just So Stories - Amusing and fanciful answers to questions of how animals obtained their individual characteristics. "How the Alphabet Was Made"; "How the Camel Got His Hump"; How the First Letter Was Written"; "The Butterfly That Stamped"; "The Cat That Walked by Himself"; "The Crab That Played with the Sea"; "The Elephant's Child"; "The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangeroo"; "How the Leopard Got His Spots"; "How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin"; "How the Whale Got His Throat"; "The Beginning of the Armadillos".

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Himalaya

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In his most challenging journey to date, Palin tackles the Himalayas, the greatest mountain range on earth. It is a virtually unbroken wall of rock stretching 1,800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to south-west China. Penetrated but never conquered, it remains the world's most majestic natural barrier, a magnificent wilderness that shapes the history and politics of Asia to this day.

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Michael Palin was researching his novel Hemingway's Chair, his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and "Papa's" evocations of the places he knew. In pursuit of Hemmingway, Palin begins at the beginning, in Oak Park, Idaho, then travels to Italy where Hemingway served in the Ambulance Brigade in the First World War. Then on to Paris in the "Roaring Twenties", bull-running at Pamplona and Hemingway's love affair with Spain.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Michael Palin: New Europe

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a new Europe. Michael Palin's New Europe starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home are a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara. Cut off for most of his life by Cold Wars and Iron Curtains, Europe's eastern lands are now open for business - and Michael sets off to discover them.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Travelling to Work

    • Diaries 1988-1998
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Travelling to Work is the third volume of Michael Palin's widely acclaimed diaries. After the Python years and a decade of filming, writing and acting, Palin's career takes an unexpected direction into travel, which will shape his working life for the next 25 years. Yet, as the diaries reveal, he remained ferociously busy on a host of other projects throughout this whirlwind period.

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • Pole to Pole

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Three years after the epic adventure described in Around the World in 80 Days, Michael Palin was off again. Not circumnavigating the globe, but journeying from one end to the other: the North Pole to the South Pole. Following the 30 degree east line of longitude and using aircraft only as a last resort, Palin and his team endured extremes of heat and cold as they crossed 17 countries on trains, trucks, ships, rafts, ski-doos, buses, barges, bicycles, and balloons.

    Non-member price: $21.06

    • Biggles Flies North

    • By: W. E. Johns
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Biggles receives a letter from an old wartime chum asking for help, he responds at once. With his comrades Algy, Ginger and Flight Sergeant Smyth, our hero flies to Fort Beaver in Canada, where winter is closing in around the remote airfield. There he discovers that his buddy Wilks is being menaced by a sinister character called 'Brindle' McBain and his cronies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • epic

    • By Anonymous User on 21-08-2018

    Non-member price: $15.60

    • Brazil

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Michael Palin journeys to a vast country of unimaginable contrasts - Brazil. An economic powerhouse, it is host to a staggering variety of peoples. He starts his journey in the north, in the remote mountains and forests on the border with Venezuela, and finishes in the south at the legendary Iguaçu Falls. He travels by river-boat, float-plane and foot to visit tribes deep in the jungle, samples life in the agricultural and mining heartland of Brazil, experiences the modernism of Brasília and the heady mix of Rio de Janeiro, and ventures into the favelas.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Michael Palin: Pole to Pole

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In Pole to Pole we join Michael Palin on the second of his epic challenges. Travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole, he experiences every extreme the globe has to offer. As he crosses 16 countries by train, truck, raft, Ski-Doo, barge, balloon and bicycle, he meets a diverse range of fascinating characters and landscapes while his own endurance is tested to the limit. With his customary aplomb, he plunges himself into the local cultures, starring in a crayfish documentary in Novgorod, attending a baby-rolling ceremony at a Cypriot wedding, and consulting an Mpulugu witch-doctor.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Michael Palin: Full Circle

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The third and most ambitious of Michael Palin's adventures is a voyage of epic proportions - the circumnavigation of the Pacific Rim. He travels for almost a year through the 18 countries that border the world's largest ocean, and is forced to negotiate mountains, plunging gorges, cross glaciers and dodge icebergs. Volcanoes also mark Palin's journey. He climbs one which has freshly erupted and follows great rivers like the Yangtze and the Amazon to some of the most remote places on earth.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Michael Palin: Sahara

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole, and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest single challenge he has faced is his latest: a crossing of the vast and merciless Sahara Desert. As the journey unfolds, the Sahara reveals not only the emptiness of endless sand dunes, but a huge and diverse range of cultures and landscapes, and a long history of civilisation, trade, commerce, and conquest.

    Non-member price: $27.71

    • Clangers: The Collection

    • By: Ladybird
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents Clangers: The Collection read by Michael Palin. Let's go down to the Clangers' planet and see what's going on.... Join Small, Tiny, Mother, Major and Granny Clanger as they explore their tuneful planet under the stars. Includes 20 exciting stories with music and special effects from the Clangers TV series. Stories include 'The Golden Planet', 'Baby Soup Clanger', 'Dragon Day' and 'Tiny's Lullaby'.

    Non-member price: $27.33

    • Halfway To Hollywood

    • Diaries 1980 To 1988
    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The second volume of Michael Palin's diaries covers the 1980s, a decade in which the ties that bound the Pythons loosened as they forged their separate careers. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, they made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful Monty Python's Meaning of Life.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Do Not Adjust Your Set - The Best Of

    • By: Humphrey Barclay, Ian Davidson, Denise Coffey, and others
    • Narrated by: Denise Coffey, Eric Idle, David Jason, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Do Not Adjust Your Set is a 60s comedy show comprised mostly of satirical sketches, often presented in a bizarre, surreal and disjointed manner - much like that of Monty Python's Flying Circus, a subsequent show which several of the cast became part of. An important Monty Python predecessor and arguably one of the finest children's sketch comedies ever produced, DNAYS is certainly something you do not want to miss....

    Non-member price: $8.98

    • Sahara

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
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    Michael Palin is off again, this time to the seemingly desolate Sahara Desert. There's no easy way across, as he and his team discover on their most challenging expedition yet.

    Non-member price: $22.01

    • The Voyages of Sinbad and Kipling's Jungle Book Stories

    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Sir Anthony Quayle, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    "The Voyages of Sinbad" from the Arabian Nights - Sinbad is a Baghdad merchant who acquires great wealth by going on seven voyages. He describes these to a poor discontented porter, Hinbad, to show him that wealth can only be obtained by enterprise and personal exertion. The Jungle Book - Animal stories set in India. The central figure is a human boy, Mowgli, brought up by a wolf as her cub and instructed in the lore of the jungle. "The Flying Trunk". A tale of a magical trunk that allows the owner to go wherever they wish.

    Non-member price: $10.63

    • New Europe

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
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    In his latest voyage of discovery, Michael Palin reads his own account of a journey into a "new" Europe. He starts with a simple idea: that only a couple of hours from home is a half of Europe that is for him as unknown and unexplored as the plateau of Tibet or the vastness of the Sahara.

    Non-member price: $24.97

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