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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Sevareid Narrator: John Farrell Publisher: Holton House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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In 1930, two novice paddlers - Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port - launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe from the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages.

Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay - with winter freeze-up on their heels. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Yarbrough | 2/19/2014

    " A very good book, describing an adventure that wouldn't happen today. Simple, direct style that is appropriate for a book written by a teenager/young adult. Seemed not to appreciate the wilderness as much as a 21st century traveler might. Also didn't recognize nor appreciate the Cree culture. The author did, however, appreciate the help from several Cree paddlers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Kerchner | 2/15/2014

    " Great story...a must read for almost any outdoorsman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emyrose8 | 2/13/2014

    " Wow, this book makes me want to go canoeing really bad! Great true story about adventure and survival. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gavin | 2/6/2014

    " The definitive canoe trip book. Two ambitious kids paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson bay through 1930s Minnesota and Canada. Great read, especially if you've ever done or dreamed about a trip like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/2/2014

    " Erik Sevareid was my Grandpa John's cousin (once removed). I'm not sure what that makes him to me, but long before he was a famous WW2 correspondent, he took a canoe trip with a friend from Minnesota to Hudson bay. And lived to write about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/24/2014

    " Great book, although a bit linguistically elemental, I would expect nothing less from a great news man like Eric Sevareid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Jensen | 1/14/2014

    " Incredible story of two teenagers (one of whom was Eric Sevareid, future news correspondent), who were the first to paddle a canoe from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. They completed the trip just as winter was setting in - very lucky! Fascinating historical perspective - very heavy and antiquated equipment by today's standards. Somewhat of a boy scout approach, and some "politically incorrect" attitudes towards native peoples, but these boys were tough, and very resourceful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 1/1/2014

    " Two high school kids decide to canoe up to the Hudson Bay. Very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 12/27/2013

    " Two young men venture from Ft Snelling to Hudson Bay in a canoe (before bug spray was invented - an adventure in itself.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 12/24/2013

    " What a wonderful book! Simple, yet inspiring - two boys set out to canoe from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay in 1935 (one being the famous Eric Sevareid). Light a fire, cozy up and enjoy an easy but visionary read! I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cmreinholz | 12/17/2013

    " Simply written, but a fun ride through the 1930 wilderness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 12/15/2013

    " Probably my ATF canoe book. This is what started his career. Would like to reread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 3/7/2013

    " The original foreward to this book, by the Minneapolis Star editor, is perhaps the best page and a half I've ever read. The rest of the book is a fun, quick read as well. Pretty incredible feat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 9/15/2012

    " Wow! What an amazing story! I jus finished it and restarted the audio book to listen again! What bravery these boys had! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pauli | 7/21/2012

    " Re-enforces why I paddle. Too bad this world is gone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverlee | 5/3/2012

    " Great recommendation from my friend Deb....read it for book club in Southern California and it was a hit! Inspirational and fun was the consensus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/22/2011

    " Loved the adventure of this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Todey | 1/30/2011

    " I love the BWCA - I read the book within a week - like it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree | 1/13/2010

    " Great nonfiction read aloud! My children and I really enjoyed it. "

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