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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (611 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Gilman Narrator: Roslyn Alexander Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 1992 ISBN: 9781470324889
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Caressa Horvath, raised in the corrupting atmosphere of a traveling carnival, marries an anthropologist named Jacob Bowman, who takes her on a journey to North Africa. Jacob gets himself killed by a band of Bedouin who spare Caressa’s life. The only one of her party left alive, Caressa is forced to join the caravan on a harrowing journey across the African desert.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/18/2014

    " One of my absolute favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/11/2014

    " This is a wonderful read; perfect for when you want to get lost in a book that takes you on a interesting and fun adventure. It is a tale of a young girl raised in a circus, who finds herself in the Sahara desert using her own gifts and circus tricks to survive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 2/10/2014

    " I really like Gilman's books. Always adventurous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elmira | 1/28/2014

    " This is one of my all time favorite books and my absolute favorite romance! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 1/26/2014

    " A fantastic book. The story was engaging and interesting, made all the better by the very well-drawn main character, Caressa Horvath. I highly reccommend this book; it's filled with love, intrigue, murder, dehydration, friendship, and desert magic. Awesome overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 1/21/2014

    " A great woman's book. It's a crazy ride but it's fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie Schroeder | 1/21/2014

    " I am a big fan of Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series, but this book blue me away. It is so well written with unexpected twists and turns. Takes place at the beginning of the 1900s in England and quickly moves to Africa. One woman's story. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonya | 1/20/2014

    " Loved this book, it reminds me of Madeline Brent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kailey | 1/19/2014

    " Enchanting! "The silent desert sky enters your soul and stays there." Truly fascinating story, and the writing is superb, as always. The desert scenes are amazingly real and the various characters we meet are phenomenal. However, this is not a book for kids or teens, since there are mentions of sex, although in as brief and as tasteful a way as possible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanwinegar | 1/16/2014

    " Not bad. It started off good, a bit slow in the middle, great ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 1/10/2014

    " Wild and crazy; not really good or even believable but a fun ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 12/28/2013

    " I LOVE this book! I couldn't stop thinking about it after it was done. It really sucks you into its world. "

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

    " I felt like it just scratched the surface. And, let's be honest, we knew what was going to happen from the beginning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shari Dawkins | 12/6/2013

    " A book I return to at least once a year for the adventure, friendship, romance, mystery... it has it all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 11/22/2013

    " This book is pretty cheesey, but I really liked it anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanna | 11/21/2013

    " If you like strong female characters then you will enjoy this one. Dorothy Gilman has become one of my favorite authors. Her Mrs. Polifax series, the inspiration for Murder She Wrote, are quite charming. They are great audio books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/20/2013

    " Nothing like an adventure across African deserts. If you like a good adventure story, I highly recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin(and Hannah) | 10/23/2013

    " A very quick read, but an interesting novel. Couldn't decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars. I like learning more about Africa, just kind of wished it had been a true account. I know there are some good ones out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K | 9/15/2013

    " not as light and airy as Mrs pollifax books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Searle | 9/8/2013

    " Truly captivating. The trial and triumphs of our heroine take your breath away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Borden | 8/25/2013

    " This is one of my favourite books. I cry every time i read it and i try to read it every couple of years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/11/2013

    " A real tour d'force. Beautifully written and set in the deserts of what is now Saudi Arabia. It involves kidnapping, derring-do, all my favorite swashbuckling endeavors. The ending is remarkable. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/3/2013

    " more adventure than mystery--neat story of African desert--fascinating places and characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TallOrangeAngry | 3/12/2013

    " This is one of my favourite books in the history of Ever. I'm still dragging around the battered old paperback copy I've had since I was a teenager. "

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

    " Very interesting, I felt like I was there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Afton Nelson | 3/2/2013

    " Clearly, I love stories of strong women and Caravan's Caressa definitely fits into this category. This story was tense, exciting, sad and happy and in the end, maddening and then triumphant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrian | 1/4/2013

    " Reread this old favorite over the past couple weeks. It's just a story, not an examination of anything, but I love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carre | 11/23/2012

    " This is one of those books I go back to from time to time and remember why I loved it so much the first time. Dorothy Gilman is just a plain old good storyteller, and this is just a plain old good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 11/17/2012

    " An oldie but a goodie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Em7ar7 | 11/3/2012

    " started out really good but was kind of dumb towards the end. Holes in the plot were too big. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 10/19/2012

    " I really liked this one, and it kept me reading. I agree with another commenter that a map would have been nice! I'm not sure how probably the ending was, but I liked it better than the alternative. "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy GilmanDorothy Gilman is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series of novels, as well as several others. She divides her time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.