For lovers of true adventure, few audiobooks will have the impact of this history of the British search for the source of the Nile River in the mid-1800s. Narrator Paul Michael's rich, expressive voice animates a compelling and impressively researched narrative full of action and heartache. Advancing into the unknown interior of Africa--unknown to Europeans, that is--the expedition is beset by insects, infections, "uncooperative" native peoples, and by its own corrosive rivalries. This tale of exploration and discovery is told from the perspective of our current view of the slave trade and the evils of European imperialism. Highly nuanced and masterfully performed, it makes thrilling listening in a cool room on a hot day, a cold drink at hand. D.A.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
CD ISBN 9780525524076 $40.00 Nine CDs
DD ISBN 9780525524083 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780525524106 $95.00
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