Walking the Nile

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100117567
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515927754
Narrator/s: Gildart Jackson
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations-Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt-to the Mediterranean coast. Like his predecessors, Wood camped in the wild, foraged for food, and trudged through rainforest, swamp, savannah, and desert, enduring life-threatening conditions at every turn. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, and more, becoming a local celebrity in Uganda, where a popular rap song was written about him, and a potential enemy of the state in South Sudan, where he found himself caught in a civil war and detained by the secret police. An inimitable tale of survival, resilience, and sheer willpower, Walking the Nile is an inspiring chronicle of an epic journey down the lifeline of civilization in northern Africa.

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Author(s): Levison Wood
Genre: Science, Travel
Original Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016

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Author(s): Levison Wood
Narrator(s): Gildart Jackson
Genre: Science, Travel
Product Number DD26409
Released: Jun 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515907756
eBook
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Author(s): Levison Wood
Genre: Travel
Product Number EB00640684
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802190680
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Author(s): Levison Wood
Genre: Travel
Product Number EB00582227
Released: Jan 29, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: #9781471135668

Professional reviews

"Narrator Gildart Jackson, with his pleasing baritone, carries the story as Wood walks 4,000 miles from the Nile's source in Rwanda to the Mediterranean. In the process, he transforms the African adventure story. Unexpectedly, the former paratrooper is a people person, more interested in the thoughts of contemporary Africans than in scenery. The Africans he encounters are foolish and wise, terrifying and hilarious, like the rest of us. Jackson's pronunciation of African place names is good. His dialogue voices are easy to distinguish and add depth to Wood's descriptions. Today's Africa is a land of stark contrasts, of hope and tragedy. Wood and Jackson bring it to life. This is also a BBC television series. F.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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