• Eastern Horizons

  • Hitchhiking the Silk Road
  • By: Levison Wood
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-12-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (39 ratings)


Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitchhike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.
Eastern Horizons is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters, from mujahedeen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality while others would rather have murdered him....
©2017 Levison Wood (P)2017 Hodder Headline Limited
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"Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel." (Michael Palin)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Agatha on 25-01-18

Wonderful Journey

From the very first sentence I knew this journey was me.
Levison Wood’s writing is clear and absorbing. His explanation of how his love of travel was instilled in him is a wonderful story in itself.
As he set off on his travels I set up my atlas to journey with him. Apart from the joys of hearing his adventures, I have learnt so much geography and history and gained understanding of things unknown or of scant knowledge. Google has furthered the knowledge. I learnt about local culture of races; their customs and daily life.
This book is choice for anyone interested in countries related to the Silk Road or interested in hearing a well written travel book.
It would also be a great choice for students learning about this region.
I cannot recommend the book highly enough and I will be reading more if work.
The narrator, Barnaby Edwards was excellent and set the tone perfectly for the listener to become absorbed in the story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By James Cox on 12-01-18

Above all, travel.

Another fun listen from Levison Wood that makes me want to travel more.

The man is an inspiration! read well with an enjoyable narrative.

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