"Into Africa" was an awesome tale. Thoroughly detailed, it chronicles the entire Stanley and Livingstone saga. John Lee brings the story to life in a way few other could. Highly recommend!
In recent months, I've read "River Of Doubt", "Lost City Z", and this title in the exploration/adventure vein. This was by far the best of the three. Terrific pace, flawless narration. It was a great listen all the way through.
At times this book seems as long and drawn out as the Nile. At other times I found it to be very interesting and exciting. There are a ton of wonderful characters who made a mark on 19th and even 20th Century world events. With extensive description of hardships endured along the way and violent confrontations, this is not a book for the faint-hearted. I have a new appreciation for the different viewpoints of those involved with African slavery. Do not pass this one up but beware of slow parts...just like any other adventure.
I listen to audiobooks while I drive around in traffic. This book is my favourite. The narration is good. The story covers a wide swath of world history and the lives of these two men, but never gets boring. It is fast paced and wanted me to keep listening, even after I arrived at my destination. Great listen!
"Into Africa" is an engaging history, well-researched, well-organized, informative, and entertaining. The narration is high quality, matching the content. Highly recommended!
Great stuff and makes history come alive. Really makes you appreciate the courage of these adventurers. Sickness, death, difficulty greeted them every step of the way, but they triumphed through sheer force of will. A great companion to Burton's bio.
I'd like to pile on with everyone else. This is, by far, the best story I've ever read or listened to. The tale is epic, heroic, vivid, entertaining, and enlightening. Bravo!