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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Butcher Narrator: Tim Butcher Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000, he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley's famous expedition - and travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots.

Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, and helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, is more remarkable still. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/11/2014

    " Only imagine retracing Henry Morgan Stanley's trek through the unsettled Congo region on a 100cc motor bike. This was an intrepid adventure as the author experiences the broken hearts of the people and their villages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Miranda | 2/6/2014

    " A fascinating and depressing account of Tim Butcher's journey through the DRC. I greatly admire his trip - you can't read the book and not be in awe of his tenacity and pure travelling skill - and he highlights the country's current problems and tells its history very well. I couldn't help but occasionally feel it was a little self-indulgent (at the end of the day, he did nothing to help the situation) but had to remind myself that the main job of a journalist or reporter is to bring issues to people's attention and he does this very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rhett | 2/3/2014

    " This book had some really good history on the Congo, the author really does a good job putting his adventure into context. As far as the authors adventure through the Congo, it wasn't as harrowing and edge-of-your-seat exciting as I hoped it might be. Though reality is, if the author had had any closer contact with the mai-mai then he probably would never have lived to finish the book. The book did corroberate the other book I read by Tayler in that they both described a very similar Congo. This book had better history than Tayler's but not as good a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian | 1/21/2014

    " Fascinating journey through the DR Congo. The decline this country has seen is tragic. "

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