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Publisher's Summary

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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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!!!!

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Spectacular

One of the most awesome hidden gems of a story I have ever read. Although I first read Dorothy Gilman’s Mrs. Pollifax stories, which are wonderful, it is her stand-alone novels that are remarkable. And Caravan is the best of the best. I simply can not recommend it more highly. An engaging tour de force that is also a romance and page- turner mystery. I wish it never ended. Have fun!

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It Awakens My Adventure Desires

Many years ago my sweet dear friend Jane let me borrow this book. When I found it on audible I was thrilled. It stirs my own desires for adventure. now, I can journey whenever I like.

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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.

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I could taste it

I was in the desert breathing the dust, tasting the cold sweat of fear along with the characters.

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A Far Cry From Mrs. Polifax

Having Completed the Mrs. Polifax series, I searched for more from this author. Interesting, even entertaining, it just didn't measure up to Mrs. Polifax.

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Love it! ❤️

One of my favorite story tellers! Dorothy Gilman creates wonderful characters, and knows how to insert a twist or two (many).

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A favorite adventure story....

A favorite adventure story of mine from when I was a young woman! Still as good as I remember and a most interesting setting! This story created a lifelong yearning in me, to know the desert and her inhabitants.

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Not Mrs Pollifax!

After reading and listening to all of the Mrs. Pollifax books many times over, I was sorely disappointed in the performance of this book by Dorothy Gilman. It doesn’t even approach the quality of the Mrs. Pollifax adventures. All of those are believable. This one is not.

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Wonderful story/Amazing Performance

This is one of those stories that I don't know if I could have enjoyed near as much if it weren't for the incredible performance by Roslyn Alexander. Her ability to change her voice to become all the different characters was extremely well done and to pronounce all the words from the different languages that the characters encounter seemed to be flawless. You'll be glad you purchased this book for sure!!