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Around the World in 50 Years - My Adventure to Every Country on Earth

Albert Podell

This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of natural disaster. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them.

This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of natural disaster. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them.
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during the course of which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a breakdown atop the Peak of Death, came within seconds of being lynched in Pakistan, and lost three of the five men who started with him, two to disease, one to the Vietcong. After that-although it took him forty-seven more years-Albert Podell set another record by going to every country on Earth. He achieved this by surviving riots, civil wars, trigger-happy child soldiers, voodoo priests, robbers, corrupt cops, and Cape buffalo. He went around, under, or through every kind of natural disaster. He ate everything from old camel meat and rats to dung beetles and the brain of a live monkey. And he overcame attacks by crocodiles, hippos, anacondas, giant leeches, flying crabs-and several beautiful girlfriends who insisted that he stop this nonsense and marry them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Perkins

Length:

12h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

41:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

57:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

40:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

37:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:29