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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Alexander Narrator: Lisette Lecat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With richly evocative images and wonderfully entertaining anecdotes, Caroline Alexander transports you to the dense interior of equatorial Gabon. In One Dry Season, she chronicles her adventures as she makes her way alone through dangerously primitive territory. When she first read of Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley’s travels in the French colony of Gabon, Alexander knew she had to experience the present-day nation for herself. Soon she is retracing Kingsley’s route—struggling through tangled vines in humid rain forests, chugging up the churning Ogooué River in a packed steamer, and fending off gigantic cockroaches. The country she discovers is a challenging mixture of Africa’s exotic past and its practical present. A splendid storyteller, Caroline Alexander introduces you to the colorful new friends she made along the trail including a shy mission nun, a half-mad French woman, and a village chief who treated her as an errant teenaged daughter. Lisette Lecat’s expert narration brings out all the excitement of today’s Africa.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca | 11/2/2013

    " This book was interesting, but such slow going that I was reading it for six months, then apparently left it on an airplane. Just didn't pull me through! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrea | 7/11/2013

    " This seemed a little slow and wondering to me. Usually that's okay in a travel book, but somehow this writer never seemed to resolve ANYTHING, which got a little boring after a while. Perhaps I was influenced by having read Kingsley's wonderfully witty narrative first. "

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