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  • Written by: Bruce Chatwin
  • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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In Patagonia

Written by: Bruce Chatwin
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The audio edition of In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin.

Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

©1977 Bruce Chatwin (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Mundus
  • 14-03-20

Not sure it works as an audio book

Very difficult to follow all the stories verbally. May need a book to take breaks etc, dense material

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  • Jonathan Charles Cracknell
  • 01-11-19

Travel Writing?

Now this is travel writing at it's very best. Bruce Chatwin tells the story of Patagonia in delicious detail not only describing the landscape but those who people this strange part of South America, including the indigenous tribes who once occupied it. If you have never read Bruce Chatwin then do yourself a favour and read him.

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  • Mike C Davies
  • 04-11-19

Stands the test of time

I last read this 30 years ago 🙃, the book inspired many of my trips. I revisited Bruce Chatwin after Werner Herzog's recent documentary on Chatwin, Nomad. The book gives you a flavour of the weather beaten tip of South America. With time, the book now seems like a bewildering collection of anecdotes, showing all the characters Chatwin encountered, interwoven with historical vignettes. You wonder how much was exaggerated 😊 but this doesn't disguise Chatwin's infectious wonder lust

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  • zacharyjamesdad
  • 21-11-22

Fascinating but at odds with the modern world

There are lots of fascinating tales, anecdotes and stories here, plenty to keep you listening, and the performance is good. But the whole book is oddly anachronistic. For large parts of the story it feels written a good 50 years before it actually was, and looking at other reviews across the internet there’s plenty of finger pointing re colonial views, which to a degree are understandable. However, still very enjoyable, glad I found it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-22

Can't believe I've never read iit before.

Superbly read. Seemed to get it spot on.
I guess it could be a bit Marmite. But I love Marmite.

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  • Ricardo Nabarro
  • 11-01-21

fabulous book

one of my favourite reads ever and just as good on audible .Loved it start to finish

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  • Karen
  • 27-09-22

Different to what I thought.

I was expecting an account of the topography, flora and fauna of Patagonia . Instead it was an interesting account of the strange lives and strange people who migrated to live in this remote place where it turns out there were/are many sheep and were many strange and wonderful dinosaurs . Very interesting .

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  • MEW
  • 29-08-21

Did not appeal

Others may have found this book interesting/worthy of the acclaim it received in the blurb but I couldn't even finish it. Jumped all over the place and really not one story was appealing.