The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo audiobook

The Travels of Marco Polo

By Marco Polo , with Rustichello da Pisa
Translated by William Marsden
Read by Peter Wickham

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The Travels of Marco Polo is the classic account of Marco Polo’s journey to China from Venice, and his discoveries as an emissary to the great Kublai Khan. Polo explores everywhere from Baghdad, Armenia and Russia to the Caspian Sea, the Gobi Desert and the small fishing villages of China, describing the geography, architecture and customs of these exotic places. He tells stories of assassins, cannibals, fantastical animals, feasts and battles, and gives a fascinating account of the multicultural empire of Kublai Khan. The Travels is said to have inspired the voyages of Magellan and Columbus, the latter having kept an annotated copy among his belongings. It remains one of the most entertaining travelogues in existence.

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The Travels of Marco Polo is the classic account of Marco Polo’s journey to China from Venice, and his discoveries as an emissary to the great Kublai Khan. Polo explores everywhere from Baghdad, Armenia and Russia to the Caspian Sea, the Gobi Desert and the small fishing villages of China, describing the geography, architecture and customs of these exotic places. He tells stories of assassins, cannibals, fantastical animals, feasts and battles, and gives a fascinating account of the multicultural empire of Kublai Khan. The Travels is said to have inspired the voyages of Magellan and Columbus, the latter having kept an annotated copy among his belongings. It remains one of the most entertaining travelogues in existence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Peter Wickham’s voice is aged and a bit rough but energetic and cultured in this recounting of Marco Polo’s wanderings through thirteenth-century Asia. Wickham speaks more as one declaiming an official account than telling a story, which suits a book written in the third person, but he maintains a likable persona, good-humored and wise, befitting a man recalling the exploits of his youth. He raises the energy level when the text calls for increased emotion, as in quotations…Wickham makes a fine traveling companion.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Marco Polo

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Author Bio: Rustichello da Pisa

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Travel
Runtime: 10.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English