Walking the Nile by Levison Wood audiobook

Walking the Nile

By Levison Wood
Read by Gildart Jackson

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799978084

  • ISBN: 9781799978077

  • ISBN: 9781799978091

Runtime: 11.21 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Jackson's pronunciation of African place names is good. His dialogue voices are easy to distinguish and add depth to Wood's descriptions. AudioFile

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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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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English