Walking the Americas

  • by Levison Wood
  • Narrated by Barnaby Edwards
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sunday Times top 10 best seller by the author of Walking the Himalayas, winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year award.
Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia, experiencing some of the world's most diverse, beautiful and unpredictable places.
His journey took him from violent and dangerous cities to ancient Mayan ruins lying still unexplored in the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala. He encountered members of indigenous tribes, migrants heading towards the US border and proud Nicaraguan revolutionaries on his travels, where at the end of it all, he attempted to cross one of the most impenetrable borders on earth: the Darien Gap route from Panama into South America. This trek required every ounce of Levison Wood's guile, tact, strength and resilience in one of the rawest, most real and most exciting journeys of his life.

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"Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel." (Michael Palin)

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Does not disappoint

If you've enjoyed Levison's Nile and Himalayan escapades, this latest travelogue will not disappoint. It is well written and carries with it a prose from someone who is not just passing through the land, but taking it in too.

Many will come to this audiobook after seeing the series on television and as with Lev's other two exploits, the audiobook of his travels in Central America will leave you with far more detail and insight into his journey, than was ever seen on screen.

Lev's ability through preparation and bloody-mindedness, often shows us that even in this world of internet, satellites and cheap, global travel, a long slog through the wilderness is not that much different to that experienced by the explorers of old.

In short, it just goes to show that it is still possible to launch an expedition through untamed places and when one does come across large, modern settlements, one can still experience a culture shock... in reverse.

Ben Waddams
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- Ben

Why didn’t the author narrate?

If I had realised Levison wasn’t the narrator I wouldn’t have purchased this. I enjoyed his narration on a previous book but this just loses son
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- mr d g hockley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-06-2017
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton