In Xanadu

  • by William Dalrymple
  • Narrated by Michael Maloney
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is William Dalrymple's highly praised and greatly entertaining account of his 1986 trip made while a student at Cambridge, which retraced Marco Polo's route across land from Jerusalem to Xanadu. With him, he took a phial of Holy Oil, 600 pounds and Laura until Lahore, and Louisa from there to Xanadu.

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Awesome writing, exquisite narration

I love the turn of phrase the author uses and the whole premise for the quest is riveting. I actually really liked the quick step employed to move the journey on, it felt like a nice balance of interactions to get the flavour of the location along with an entertaining dose of introspection and revealed charisma from the protagonist.
Looking forward to reading of listening to more from the author, and I can see myself searching out this narrators other work too because it came across as ingenious at times and added an unexpected dimension.
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- Peter

Brideshead Revisited goes backpacking

A very interesting journey that couldn't happen in anything like the same way today. William is a bit of a toff but does pull off an enjoyable romp.
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- Crispin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-02-2008
  • Publisher: CSA Word