The Truth

  • by Michael Palin
  • Narrated by Alex Jennings
  • 8 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to write the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it...
In this wonderful, heart-warming novel, Michael Palin turns his considerable skills to fiction in the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure.
Narrator Alex Jennings is one of Britain's most revered actors and the winner of three Laurence Olivier Awards. His career has included numerous roles in film, TV and on stage, including his notable performance as Charles, Prince of Wales, in the film The Queen in 2006.

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Tackles this subject in a non depressing way

Fab. I hope Palin writes more novels. His worldly experience and practical wisdom can show us the overwhelming reality (about what we are doing to our world) through fiction in a non overwhelming way. Enjoyed it and looking forward to more.
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- marina

The pedants' revolt

People seem to be strangely polarised by Michael Palin.... This the first of his novels that I have read and on the whole it's pretty good. His wealth of experience as a writer shines through and gives life to his main protagonist, also a writer. Unfortunately there is one section of the book that irritates me; the mention of Karlsbad as one part of Yugoslavia but then in Czechoslovakia..... The two former states were not even close to each other! This aside, it is well written and thoroughly engaging.
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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2012
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group LImited