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The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons | [John Wesley Powell]

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

The great unknown of the Southwest is conquered by a one-armed man and his crew of adventurers, placing the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon on the map of the American continent. It is a journey no human being had ever made before. Dangerous rapids, narrow canyon walls offering no escape, terrifying river waterfalls, capsized boats, near drowning, lost equipment and disillusioned men are dramatically described by John Wesley Powell, leader of this adventurous party.
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The great unknown of the Southwest is conquered by a one-armed man and his crew of adventurers, placing the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon on the map of the American continent. It is a journey no human being had ever made before. Dangerous rapids, narrow canyon walls offering no escape, terrifying river waterfalls, capsized boats, near drowning, lost equipment and disillusioned men are dramatically described by John Wesley Powell, leader of this adventurous party. In this first recording as an audiobook, Powell powerfully describes the spectacular beauty of the landscape, the fascinating lives of the indigenous people and the courageous efforts of the expedition party.

©1961 J. W. Powell (P)2011 Andre F. Stojka, Leslie J. Stojka, Andre D. Stojka

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    David Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 08-14-13
    David Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 08-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    Where does The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    one of the most entertaining


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Wesley Powell who wrote an account of his exploration of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon plus his encounters with Native Americans.


    What does Andre Stojka bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very expressive reading of the material. I was excited to hear more.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    1st Colorado River and Grand Canyon expedition.


    Any additional comments?

    I have much more respect for the men who made this journey and the hardships they endured as they were the first men to float down the Colorado River. I was impressed by the scientific observations recorded by Powell and the men. The narrator made me feel as if I was hearing the story from John Wesley Powell himself.

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