Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of 12 American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these men - who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on camelback - is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.
©2004 Dean King (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Definitely worth your time and money, fantastic book, amazing story. I can't believe I'd never heard of this before.
Amazing tale that demonstrates the abject cruelty that mankind can inflict on other humans, punctuated by flashes of nobility. Has anything in human nature really changed in two centuries?
It goes on and on about nothing!
Performance was fine.
Don't waste your money on this book unless you want to be bored to tears!
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