Caravan

Narrated by: Roslyn Alexander
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (158 ratings)

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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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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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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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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!!

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Wonderful book

I love this story!! Roslyn was the perfect narrator. Dorothy Gilman has been a favorite author of mine for years. A must read!!

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Marvelous story !

Loved the story! A tale of friendship, love, survival, betrayal and insight into another culture another inhospitable land.

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Great book

A very enjoyable book. The only shortcoming was some audio problems in the beginning. The sound faded so that it sounded muffled sometimes so that I had to turn it way up in those sections

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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!