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Walking the Nile Audiobook

Walking the Nile

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Publisher's Summary

Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations - Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt - to the Mediterranean coast. Like his predecessors, Wood camped in the wild, foraged for food, and trudged through rainforest, swamp, savannah, and desert, enduring life-threatening conditions at every turn. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, and more, becoming a local celebrity in Uganda, where a popular rap song was written about him, and a potential enemy of the state in South Sudan, where he found himself caught in a civil war and detained by the secret police.

An inimitable tale of survival, resilience, and sheer willpower, Walking the Nile is an inspiring chronicle of an epic journey down the lifeline of civilization in northern Africa.

©2015 Levison Wood (P)2016 Tantor

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    alan elton 07-01-16
    alan elton 07-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great adventure for an armchair traveler"

    Subject reminded me of the nineteenth century stories of entering darkest Africa. Am amazed that Mr Wood was not robbed nor hurt by the climate and terrain. I was expecting more confrontations with wild animals (is Africa snake free now?) His fortitude and bravery are to be admired.

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 06-23-16
    Kelly Colorado Springs 06-23-16 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "Disappointed. It doesnt live up to the comparison"

    I bought this book on a whim after reading The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko. That book was full of intriguing bits of history and huge, impactful tales of adventure. I read the entire book over the course of two days and was sad to see it end. Throughout the reading I found myself imagining myself to be a great adventurer who could shoot the rapids right alongside the men in the book. So, I saw Mr Wood's book with its captivating cover and immediately bought it. I really wanted to love it the same way that I loved my adventure through the Grand Canyon. I wanted this book to inspire me to dream of walking the Nile. I wanted to feel the danger, learn the history and dream of the bold and thrilling walk taken by Mr Wood. Unfortunately this book did not stand up to the comparison. For me it felt more like a journal than a novel. I realize that it is nonfiction and is told chronologically, but it doesn't tempt me to walk the Nile. It doesn't prod me to buy more books on similar subjects. This book doesn't scream at me from its place in my library to be read again or to be shared with friends. It also doesn't make me angry that I wasted my precious reading hours... so I guess, in my opinion, it is a comfortably average book.

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    Kindle Customer 11-10-16 Listener Since 2009
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    Good story but not what I expected. almost like a movie after reading a good book

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    mr kieran j murphy san jose 11-10-16
    mr kieran j murphy san jose 11-10-16 Listener Since 2010
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    "Informative"

    The book was interesting with regard to the geography the Author walked. Finding out what happened to the people who helped him would have been good.

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    Alysha Riel 10-14-16
    Alysha Riel 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful story"

    An unveiled view of the peoples along the nile. Feels as if you're walking alongside Levinson Wood as he triumphs over his obstacles. recommended read!

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    PetraFZ 09-15-16
    PetraFZ 09-15-16
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    "Fascinating story."
    Would you listen to Walking the Nile again? Why?

    Yes, absolutely. I loved the story, especially the historical and cultural details and already relistened to many passages, not to miss anything.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It felt very real, alive, I could imagine Africa in a way I could not before and it made me read more, search out more about the continent.


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

    I enjoyed his lively presentation. It brought events closer than just reading the book, I think.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have liked to, but did not have the time in one sitting. Also, it would have been a pity do be done in only one sitting, I felt like extending the listening time, didn't want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend the book.

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    Erika 08-19-16
    Erika 08-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Encapsulating"

    Loved it! The awe and lament of this man's journey is perfectly depicted by perhaps the best narration of which I have ever had the pleasure of listening. From the start I felt as though I blazed the walking trail with Levison. The descriptions are so well articulated I have come away with a whole new perspective of life. Thank you, Levison Wood. Your journey has changed me.

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