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Skeletons on the Zahara Audiobook
Skeletons on the Zahara
Written by: 
Dean King
Narrated by: 
Michael Prichard
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Skeletons on the Zahara Audiobook

Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Amazon Customer Amherst, NY, United States 07-11-15
    Amazon Customer Amherst, NY, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fascinating story"

    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?

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    Dusty roads SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN, United States 02-03-16
    Dusty roads SAULT SAINTE MARIE, MICHIGAN, United States 02-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    Definitely worth your time and money, fantastic book, amazing story. I can't believe I'd never heard of this before.

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    Kara E. Hanger 07-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best story I've read"

    The story is beyond belief. Captain Riley is full of passion, brilliance, and invention. The landscape is jarring and lunar. The people incredibly foreign, yet evoking of love and disdain. Read this!!

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    thawstone Reno, NV USA 06-05-16
    thawstone Reno, NV USA 06-05-16 Member Since 2011
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    One of the most amazing true stories ever told. I'm a fan of real life survival stories and this one is among the top. It's not just the hardships and suffering the men endure but the constant tension imposed by the rule of their harsh masters. At any moment of any day a wrong move, word, or jester could mean instant death. Meanwhile, bandits and the unrelenting Sahara threaten the lives of both master and slave. Add to this the fascination of a tribal culture born of the necessities of living where no life should exit, and you have all the ingredients of a story that will live with you long after the last word.

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    Karen Salt Lake City, UT, United States 07-07-15
    Karen Salt Lake City, UT, United States 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Most boring book ever!"
    What would have made Skeletons on the Zahara better?

    It goes on and on about nothing!


    What was most disappointing about Dean King’s story?

    Very boring!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Performance was fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money on this book unless you want to be bored to tears!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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