The Travels of Marco Polo

  • by Marco Polo
  • Narrated by Walter Covell
  • 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo Read by Walter Covell. Take a fascinating journey through strange and exotic countries. Marco Polo (1254-1324), is probably the most famous Westerner who traveled on the "Silk Road." With his 24-year journey through Asia he surpassed all other travelers in his determination, his writing, and his influence. He reached further than any of his predecessors, beyond Mongolia to China. He became a confidant of Kublai Khan (1214-1294). He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became one of the world's greatest travelogues.

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What the Critics Say

"After listening to this, you'll appreciate why both the road and the people who travelled it have become such legends."(The Guardian)

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Customer Reviews

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Completely Ruined!

This should have been a fascinting listen, however it was completely ruined by the boring american monotone used by the narrator - a voice which would be more suited to the educational cartoons of the 60s and 70s! I gave up.
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- Morag

Boring

What would have made The Travels of Marco Polo better?

If you have watched the film then prepare yourself for a disappointment. The content is boring which is matched by the robotic voice of the reader.


What will your next listen be?

Something by Charles Dickens


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No


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- PW

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2003
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings