A history of global circumnavigation must include Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake, but modern-day traveler Michael Palin also is featured in Chaplin's book. Narrator Joyce Bean has a hardiness and adventurousness in her voice--with a hint of wry humor--that cover the "geo-drama" of world travel well. The history is interesting enough when it deals with well-known voyagers like Magellan, and it gets even better as it goes off the map, covering territory like board games and bicycle tours. With visits to the fiction of Jonathan Swift and Jules Verne, Chaplin's work creates a romantic picture of circumnavigation that may inspire listeners to dream about global trips themselves. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2012
CD ISBN 9781452611075 $54.99 Seventeen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781452661070 $39.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2013
CD ISBN 9781452641072 $119.99 Seventeen CDs
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