West with the Night

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.95 hours)
Product Number: Z100096456
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481580373
Narrator/s: Anna Fields
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This beautifully written autobiography brings us the remarkable life story of Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. Brought up on a farm in Kenya, Markham chose to stay in Africa when, at seventeen, her father lost their farm and went to Peru. She began an apprenticeship as a racehorse trainer which turned into a highly successful career. In her twenties, Markham gave up horses for airplanes and became the first woman in East Africa to be granted a commercial pilot's license, piloting passengers and supplies in a small plane to remote corners of Africa. As rich and inspiring as when it was first written, West with the Night captures the spirit of a true pioneer woman.

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Author(s): Beryl Markham
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2005

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CD
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Author(s): Beryl Markham
Narrator(s): Alexandra O'Karma
Product Number C5692
Released: Jul 12, 2012
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ISBN: #9781449839505
eAudio
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Author(s): Beryl Markham
Narrator(s): Julie Harris
Product Number Z100095145
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9780792758945
eBook
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Author(s): Beryl Markham
Product Number EB00053289
Released: Aug 13, 2013
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781453237915
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Beryl Markham
Product Number 45002
Released: Jan 01, 1987
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ISBN: #9781428147089
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Beryl Markham
Product Number 12563
Released: Sep 19, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: #9780865471184

Professional reviews

"In a memoir almost lyrical in quality, Beryl Markham shares the story of her remarkable life. Raised in the early twentieth century on her father's farm in British East Africa, Markham became a racehorse trainer and accomplished aviator. Markham's rich and poetic passages are deftly caressed by narrator Anna Fields. Her phrasing and pacing make the most of writing that is at times as complex as it is inspired. Especially notable are Fields's portrayal of Africansâ her wistful humor, and her reverence for nature. Native words and names are gracefully intertwined in the narrative. Fields does justice to this rich memoir, praised by Ernest Hemingway as "bloody wonderful." N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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