Walking the Americas by Levison Wood audiobook

Walking the Americas: 1,800 Miles, Eight Countries, and One Incredible Journey from Mexico to Colombia

By Levison Wood
Read by Barnaby Edwards

Tantor Audio 9780802127495

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665250771

  • ISBN: 9781665250764

  • ISBN: 9781665250788

Runtime: 8.57 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Levison Wood's famous walking expeditions have taken him from the length of the Nile River to the peaks of the Himalayas, and in Walking the Americas, Wood chronicles his latest exhilarating adventure: a 1,800-mile trek across the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia.

Beginning in the Yucatán, Wood's journey takes him from sleepy barrios to glamorous cities to ancient Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness. Wood encounters indigenous tribes in Mexico, revolutionaries in a Nicaraguan refugee camp, fellow explorers, and migrants heading toward the United States. The relationships he forges along the way are at the heart of his travels—and the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the region's natural obstacles like quicksand, flashfloods, and dangerous wildlife, he also witnesses the surreal beauty of local landscapes, from cascading waterfalls and sunny beaches to the spectacular ridgelines of the Honduran highlands. Finally, Wood attempts to cross one of the world's most impenetrable borders: the Darién Gap route from Panama into South America, a notorious smuggling passage and the wildest jungle he has ever navigated.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Barnaby Edwards narrates, bringing Wood's passion for travel to life and adding flashes of humor to the story with his portrayal of the good-natured Alberto. Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Levison Wood

Author Bio: Levison Wood

Levison Wood is a writer, photographer, and explorer. He is the author of several books, including Walking the Americas, which won the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award. He served in the British Army Parachute Regiment and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an international fellow of the Explorers Club. His work has been featured in publications around the world, including National Geographic and Discovery Channel Magazine and on CNN, Channel 4, and the BBC.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English