• £7.99

Publisher Description

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THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY


A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer.

In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations. His resulting documentary for Channel 5 was widely acclaimed.

Now he shares his day-by-day diary of his visit, in which he describes not only what he saw – and his fleeting views of what the authorities didn’t want him to see – but recounts the conversations he had with the country’s inhabitants, talks candidly about his encounters with officialdom, and records his musings about a land wholly unlike any other he has ever visited – one that inspires fascination and fear in equal measure.

Written with Palin’s trademark warmth and wit, and illustrated with beautiful colour photographs throughout, the journal offers a rare insight into the North Korea behind the headlines.

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
MP
Michael Palin
LENGTH
02:54
hr min
RELEASED
2019
September 19
PUBLISHER
Random House
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
90.2
MB

Customer Reviews

racecarpalindrome ,

Short, enjoyable and ultimately overpriced

Excellent narration of a genuinely fascinating subject. Palin is a master story teller.

At ~2.5 hours long it’s overpriced at £7.99, particularly when compared to other audio books that are many times as long for the same cost.

I think this should have been a free podcast, or ~£1.99.

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