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Download To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek Through the Heart of Africa Audiobook (Unabridged)

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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nina Sovich Narrator: Amy McFadden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2013 ISBN:
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Nina Sovich had always yearned for adventures in faraway places; she imagined herself leading the life of a solitary traveler. Yet at the age of 34, she found herself married and contemplating motherhood. Catching her reflection in a window spotted with Paris rain, she no longer saw the fearless woman who spent her youth traveling in Cairo, Lahore, and the West Bank. Unwittingly, she had followed life's script, and now she needed to cast it out.

Inspired by female explorers like Mary Kingsley, who explored Gabon's jungle in the 1890s, and Karen Blixen, who ran a farm in Kenya during World War I, Sovich packed her bags and hopped on the next plane to Africa in search of adventure.To the Moon and Timbuktu takes listeners on a fast-paced trek through Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, bringing their textures and flavors into vivid relief. On her travels, Sovich encounters rough-and-tumble Chinese sailors, a Venezuelan doctor working himself to death in Chinguetti, indifferent French pensioners RVing along the coast, and a close-knit circle of Nigerien women who adopt her into their fold, showing her the promise of Africa's future.

This lyrical memoir will transport you to the breathtaking landscapes of West Africa, whose stark beauty will instill wonder in even the most experienced traveler. Sovich's journey reveals that sometimes we must pursue that distant glimmer on the horizon in order to find the things we value most.

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About the Author
Nina Sovich was born in New Canaan, Connecticut, to a Swedish mother and an American father. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Fortune Small Business, the Patriot Ledger, and Reuters.com. She lives in Paris with her husband, Florent, and their two children.
About the Narrator

Amy McFadden has narrated over one hundred titles in many different genres. She is an Earphones Award winner and was a finalist for a 2014 Audie Award for Best Literary Fiction Narration. She has been acting all over Michigan on stage for the last twenty years and in commercials and film for the last ten. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.