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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beryl Markham Narrator: Julie Harris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The dramatic true story of a remarkable woman growing up in Africa in the 1920s: the excitement of big game hunting and horse training, and the first solo flight across the Atlantic from east to west. It’s named one of the ten greatest adventure books of all time, as selected by a panel assembled by National Geographic Adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Did you read Beryl Markham’s book, West with the Night?…She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer…I wish you would get it and read it because it is really a bloody wonderful book.”

    Ernest Hemingway, in a letter to Maxwell Perkins

  • “Much more than a pilot’s memoir, West with the Night is a wise, funny, and inspiring exploration of a life well lived.”

    Nation

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maria | 2/20/2014

    " I'm torn between it's "beautifully written" vs "overwritten". With much judicious skipping, it is quite enjoyable, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denisef | 2/17/2014

    " amazing story about/by an amazing woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deanna | 2/10/2014

    " Despite the fact that there is some controversy as to whether this book was in fact written by Markham, I recommend it. It has beautiful prose and is a must-read for all adventurous women. "

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

    " Wonderful book about childhood in Kenya in the 20s and life as a pilot in the 30s! "

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