Messer Marco Polo

By Donn Byrne
Directed by Stefan Rudnicki
Read by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

2.17 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Imagine the kingdom of Asia sifted through the Celtic imagination. Messer Marco Polo is the fictionalized account of the travels of Marco Polo as told by Malichi Campbell, an Ulsterman. Young Marco Polo meets Kubla Khan, the King of Siam, and Saint Paul, and he falls in love with the beautiful Golden Bells. After her magicians save him from death in the desert, he stays and marries her. Following her death, Polo returns to Venice as an old man. Audiobook producer Stefan Rudnicki and acting legend Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., were reminiscing about favorite childhood books when they both recalled Messer Marco Polo as one of the best. The result is this collaborative effort for a truly charming audiobook.

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Summary

Summary

Imagine the kingdom of Asia sifted through the Celtic imagination. Messer Marco Polo is the fictionalized account of the travels of Marco Polo as told by Malichi Campbell, an Ulsterman.

Young Marco Polo meets Kubla Khan, the King of Siam, and Saint Paul, and he falls in love with the beautiful Golden Bells. After her magicians save him from death in the desert, he stays and marries her. Following her death, Polo returns to Venice as an old man.

Audiobook producer Stefan Rudnicki and acting legend Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., were reminiscing about favorite childhood books when they both recalled Messer Marco Polo as one of the best. The result is this collaborative effort for a truly charming audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] very magically beautiful book.” James Branch Cabell, author of Jurgen
“The language is lilting, as is Zimbalist’s voice, and the descriptions of the many wonders Marco sees are quite beautiful.” Kliatt

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Author Bio: Donn Byrne

Donn Byrne (1889-1929) was born Brian Oswald Patrick Donn-Byrne. In 1907 he went to the University of Dublin to study romance languages and then continued his education at the Sorbonne and Leipzig University with the hope of becoming a diplomat. This interest soon waned, and he moved to New York in 1911 to become a writer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.17
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English