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Caressa Horvath, raised in the corrupting atmosphere of a traveling carnival, marries an anthropologist named Jacob Bowman, who takes her on a journey to North Africa. Jacob gets himself killed by a band of Bedouin who spare Caressa’s life. The only one of her party left alive, Caressa is forced to join the caravan on a harrowing journey across the African desert.

©1992 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1992 Recorded Books

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Suspend Disbelief And Enjoy.

A great plot, if one can suspend disbelief, and a fine adventure story. The end was rather disappointing and one felt that the publishers said: "Re-write, our readers want a happy ending no matter how unbelievable. But, for a light story, it wasn't bad.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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GREAT WRITER - FANTASTIC VOYAGES!!!

After listening to ALL of this author's "Mrs. Polifax" series - back to back - I hungered for more stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things in places far from home. I first tried "Uncertain Voyage" but it was nothing but "chick-lit", not worthy of Dorothy Gilman. Just a neurotic woman with loose morals who barely completed her "unexpected mission" because she was always moaning and whining over some man who wasn't worth a dime. But in this book and the Mrs. Polifax books, the reader gets to experience dangerous situations in foreign locales. Gilman is either well-traveled or an outstanding researcher who speaks all manner of languages. When you listen to one of her books, you feel that you are going places, dodging bullets, escaping from inescapable spots, meeting new and interesting people, and beating the odds. Well worth the price of a ticket to ride!!!!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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One of my all-time favorites.

I am an adventurer, a world traveler, and Dorothy Gilman does Justice to my feelings and motivations and longings in this gorgeous novel

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Do not trust, not safe

Loved the mystery, strong determination and beauty in this book! The reader was marvelous and her tones fit exquisitely. I will certainly look for other books written, and read by both!

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An oldie but a goody!

I have listened to this book several times and enjoy it every single time! The story is so detailed and fascinating , the characters so rich and lively. I only wish Dorothy Gilman would have written more stories like this. I have enjoyed her Mrs Pollifax series also but Caravan stands by itself.

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  • tsa1
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  • 05-23-17

Disappointed and dissatisfied

I must say I rather hated this book. I was so looking forward to it, after reading and adoring 'The Tightrope Walker'. Even though the love story in this book does ring true - the ending does not appeal, and the beginning of the love story is very distasteful indeed. Not at all what I was expecting. This book left a bad taste in my mouth. I would skip it if you are Mrs Please fan, as I am, and read The Tightrope Walker instead.

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wonderful and intense story!

love this book! great journey into another place and time! well researched too, and believable.