Death on the River of Doubt

Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100129038
Released: Sep 13, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781338242195
Narrator/s: David de Vries
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The action-packed true story of President Theodore Roosevelt's dangerous adventure down one of the most treacherous rivers on Earth. Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Theodore Roosevelt and his companions navigate the Amazonian River of Doubt through an unforgiving and unpredictable jungle. With new threats at every turn, from blood-thirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive. Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying. With letters, diary entries, maps, photos, and more, Death on the River of Doubt is a comprehensive narrative nonfiction thriller and the first young adult book to tell this unbelievable tale.

Author(s): Samantha Seiple
Original Publish Date: Jan 03, 2017

Professional reviews

"Theodore Roosevelt was a war hero, a U.S. president, and a fearless outdoorsman. After his presidency, despite his advancing age, he accepted a dangerous mission to survey an uncharted Brazilian river with a team of Brazilian and American explorers and cartographers. An audiobook with limited dialogue and a lack of character voices requires both an exciting story and a skilled narration. Happily, the author provides the former, and narrator David de Vries, the latter. In their quest, Roosevelt's team members face disease, hunger, hostile locals, and death. While their story is a riveting account of exploration, de Vries reads with a certain amount of detachment, which befits the precise and unembellished tone of the men's journals that provided the source material. It's the story that provides the excitement here. L.T. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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