Pretty cool story. I learned a lot about the character and personality of Theodore Roosevelt that that I hadn't heard before. This is a good story of an extreme adventure. Not phenomenal, but still worth the listen. Why does it tell me to "complete writing my review?" This is my review. It is complete. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Well researched, written and narrated. A window into true grit, time and place. Worth it.
I have driven a truck for over 20 years and have listened to hundreds of audio books, only a few have made me so I couldn't wait for the next day of work so as to keep listening-this book is one of them! It is the classic travel adventure tale inline with "Undaunted Courage" and the "Odyssey". Candice Millard did an awesome job putting it all together. Paul Michael, the narrator, is one of the best in the business. (He has performed the "The Da Vinci Code" among others) Buy it-you will not be disappointed!!
If this were a fictional story, it would only rate 2 stars. The fact that it is true and involved one of the most iconic presidents of the United States earns it the additional stars. It is incredible what they went through and survived in a time when adventure and discoveries were such an exciting part of the world.
Beautifully written and told story. Made me feel in the jungle and understand what the world felt like in those days.
Cultural and entertaining. If looking for this, then a must read.
I'm not one to read non fiction all that frequently, but this is a book that was recommended to me time and time again. My god, I am so glad that I finally took up that recommendation. This is an extraordinary adventure about extraordinary men, told with an extraordinary narrative. Listen, read, whatever your medium of choice, River of Doubt is not to be missed.
The narrator of this book is excellent. His voice is smooth and strong depicting the character of the men on this journey--smooth Rough Riders.